Merchant Buying Internship at Burlington Stores

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Employer: Burlington Stores

Expires: 04/15/2020

If you want real world retail experience with one of largest off-price retailers in the nation, join the nationally-ranked Burlington Stores, Inc. internship program as a Buying Intern! Are you entering your senior year as a full-time student pursuing your Bachelor’s degree (graduation date between December 2020 and June 2021)? Do you have at least a 3.0 GPA? Are you interested in a career as a Buyer? Are you a self-motivated, team player, with strong planning, organizational and communication skills? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you! As an intern, you’ll work out of our Florence, NJ, New York, NY or Los Angeles, CA corporate offices. This won’t be your typical internship experience making copies and getting coffee! Throughout the comprehensive 10-week summer program, you’ll work side by side with industry leaders to gain practical knowledge and skills through your departmental assignment and a full understanding of what it’s like to work in the fun and fast-paced world of off-price retail! You and the other members of your summer intern class will receive a comprehensive orientation program to get your started on the right foot. You’ll be partnered with a current Assistant Buyer who will serve as your “buddy” for support and guidance. Throughout the summer, you’ll participate in Leadership Development Seminars, Classroom-style training in areas like Retail Math and Microsoft Excel, visits to market (in NYC or LA), tours of our stores and distribution centers, shadowing days where you can explore alternative career paths and learn about other key parts of the business, and community service projects – not to mention a variety of team-building social activities to help you get to know your intern class! Upon graduation, many alumni of our internship program go on to join our team as full-time Assistant Buyers and enjoy a clear career path, where high-performing associates can rise through the ranks from Assistant Buyer to Associate Buyer, Associate Buyer to Buyer, Buyer to Senior Buyer, Senior Buyer to Merchandise Manager, and Merchandise Manager to Divisional Merchandise Manager/VP & beyond! Responsibilities:Work on the buying team of one of our product lines in merchandise selection, negotiation and pricingAssist in planning/coordination of availability of products for advertising and promotionAssist in assortment and category planning that best match customer’s needs in the marketplacePrepare trend boards for strategy meetings by researching trends to help plan for seasonal buysTrack ordering to ensure on-time deliveryShop competition and Burlington stores identifying opportunities, labels and trendsTravel to market 1-2 days a week to visit vendors to assist in merchandise selectionCandidates must be full-time students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Travel for market visits, competitive shopping, tours, and other activities will be required. If you……are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;…take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;…are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;…believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;…want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you; Come join our team. You’re going to like it here! Perks and benefits include an associate discount, free on-site gym, and much more! We work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.