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Merchandising Intern at Vellabox

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Employer: Vellabox

Expires: 08/31/2020

About UsWho We Are: Hey there, nice to e-meet you! We are Vellabox- the candle subscription company. Vellabox was founded in Los Angeles a few years ago by our CEO Adam [age 28] and is now located in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Our team sources the highest quality candles hand-poured by American artisans + a lifestyle bonus gift to curate a seasonally inspired box each month. We are a very genuine business, visible by our ingredients and the companies we partner with. Our core values come through with each and every candle selection: 100% soy, vegetable, or coconut wax based. General Structure: Vellabox is a young team of 5 core employees who work together to grow the trajectory of the business [3 of which work on site every day]. Both our subscription base and responsibilities are continuing to grow quickly and that is where we turn to you! We would like to train 3 to 4 full time interns to assist us, each in one of the following categories- Merchandising, Marketing, & Public Relations. Work Environment: Our work environment is productive, but our culture is very relaxed. We are committed to teaching you what we know best and making this a mutually beneficial relationship for the both of us. We are open to in-office and remote employees.Credentials: As seen in People, Good Housekeeping, Taste of Home, Refinery 29, Real Simple, BuzzFeed, Martha Stewart Weddings, Apartment Therapy, Byrdie, Country Living, Brit + Co, Redbook, Brides, & more Learn More: @vellabox on Instagram / Merchandising Opportunity The Merchandising Intern will assist with purchasing product and executing the financial volume expectation of the Vellabox shop business [within particular budget and branding constraints]. Purchasing strategy will require financial / system skills as well as a high level of understanding relative to brand vision, customer demographic, competitive intelligence, and market trends. Consistent testing will be administered throughout the product lifecycle, inclusive of initial and hindsight reporting. Projects will include but are not limited to- competitive analyses, product strategy, purchasing recommendations, budgeting, inventory performance analyses Candidate QualificationsThe ideal candidate is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising, Business Administration or a relevant area and have related work experience. He/she is a visual and creative person with sharp analytical skills. He/she has excellent communication, prioritization, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. He/she is dependable, a team player, and gets along well with others. Note: This internship is an unpaid opportunity. Vellabox will provide knowledge and training in order to grow in the merchandising field. Full time is preferred, but also accepting part time applicants.