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Organization
Job Title
MERCHANDISING INTERNSHIP
Location
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Country
United States
Region
Midwest
Position type
Freelance/Contract
Category
Apparel
Job Function
Intern / Entry-Level
Merchandiser
Experience level
Internship

MERCHANDISING INTERNSHIP

Our environment is customer focused and innovative. When you join Lands’ End, you will join over 5,000 talented individuals who are leaders, critical thinkers, accountable, curious, flexible, and results-minded all driving toward the same goal, to motivate customers and drive sales through multiple channels.  Our 12 week summer Internship Program is held at our Lands’ End corporate headquarters in Dodgeville, WI. Dodgeville is a community of about 4,000 that offers charming restored buildings with stores, specialty shops, restaurants and professional services. Nearby Governor Dodge State Park is Wisconsin’s largest with over 5,000 scenic acres, two lakes, and a waterfall. Dodgeville is located just 45 minutes from Madison.  Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin and is a progressive city with outstanding restaurants, bike trails, and beautiful lakes surrounded by numerous parks.  You can apply at www.landsend.com/jobs

 

As a Lands’ End intern, you’ll join a diverse group of individuals from a variety of colleges, universities and areas of study for the 12 week summer program. Some highlights of our summer internship program include: 

 

  • Competitive internship salary & relocation assistance
  • Summer Hours
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Team-building, networking activities including team project & career-building workshops
  • Leadership and cross functional learning opportunities
  • Free access to an 80,000 square foot onsite fitness facility
  • Merchandise discounts on Lands’ End products

 

 

 

Our internship program is designed with future leaders in mind and serves as a pipeline for top talent. Participants in our program receive one-on-one mentorship while working alongside members of our Merchandising, Design, Creative, Inventory Planning, Global Sourcing and Technical Design teams to complete initiatives that are key to our business success. You will learn to research and identify opportunities, perform business analysis, develop strategies and present your findings to senior leadership. You will quickly come to appreciate the complexities of growing a global, multi-channel retailer. 

 

As an Intern you will support the execution of key merchandising strategies by analyzing data, reviewing critical reporting and reacting to data points associated with the business.  You will provide fact based information to the Merchant team which will allow decisions to be made on key concepts, key items, promotional strategies and product assortments that are brand right and aligned with the Lands’ End customer.  You will support the Merchants to take the category through the product development process where necessary. Specific responsibilities include running reports, analyzing data, competitive analysis, researching trends while coordinating and facilitating the communication within the team.  You will work cross functionally with Design, Creative, Global Sourcing and Inventory Planning to support the business in delivering profitable results. You will provide support for visual set ups and presentations adequately conveying the design and merchandising vision.

 

 

 

The Intern experience at Lands’ End is a comprehensive development-based role, designed to facilitate a robust Merchandising career path.  Interns will be immersed in the various functions of the business that contribute to the broader scope of the vertical Merchant model, gaining valuable hands-on experience in skill competency areas.  Lands’ End interns will be placed in one of the product areas including women’s, men’s, kid’s, non-apparel/accessories and Lands’ End Outfitters, our business to business channel. 

 

 

 

Successful candidates should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

 

  • Instinct and passion for merchandising, great product (taste level), and a strong product point of view.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and bias for action.
  • Customer-focused, results driven, analytical.
  • Acute awareness of market trends (trend forecasting); can translate this into ideas for key items, profitable growth and measurable results.
  • Innovative, critical thinker with the ability to continuously operate strategically and work cross-functionally.
  • Strong leadership skills and communication skills, proven relationship builder.
  • Able to work multi priorities and projects simultaneously, flexible.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel.
  • Working toward a degree in merchandising, business, retail a plus but not required.
  • Retail store or related projects and experience a plus.

Lands’ End® is a classic American lifestyle brand with a passion for quality, legendary service, real value and a simple two-word promise to stand behind everything it sells: Guaranteed. Period.® Lands’ End delivers timeless style for Men, Women, Kids and the Home. With over 50 years of experience, Lands’ End is renowned for its culture of service for the customer and is recognized as an innovator in the industry. Lands’ End is publicly traded and listed on NASDAQ under the trading symbol (LE).

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