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Merchandising Intern - Summer 2021

Company Overview

Fanatics is the global leader in licensed sports merchandise and changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel and jerseys. Through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today's on-demand culture, Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City). Fanatics offers the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world's biggest sporting events.

About the Team

Our merchandise is the key component to the Fanatics engine. The merchant team at Fanatics is responsible for planning, buying & selecting the merchandise we sell across all platforms and the hundreds of sites we operate. We keep our finger on the real-time pulse of the sports world and work with world-class vendors, such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and our own in-house Fanatics Brands division, driving overall top and bottom line results. Teamwork is what we rely on and working collaboratively across the entire Fanatics organization is an essential aspect to everything we do.

We are seeking a dynamic, energetic, hard-working intern with the ability to think creatively, be proactive and make clear, well-reasoned decisions. We seek people with drive, passion and humility who can thrive in an entrepreneurial fast pace culture. We are looking for individuals that will go above and beyond to contribute to the success of this world class organization. He/she must also be able to work collaboratively as a team and be a self-starter, keeping your finger on the pulse of the sports world, monitoring selling of teams and merchandise, working with world class vendors – such as Nike/Adidas/Under Armour/ Majestic, and driving overall top and bottom line results
Internship positions are competitive and are paid positions. This internship is a 12 week position, starting at the end of May and ending in the beginning of August.

·       Monitor the sports world on a daily basis. The performance of leagues, teams, and players directly impact the merchandise buying decisions.
·       Assist in creating Industry Leading Product Assortments for all leagues and all categories.
·       Work with the management team to interpret data sets to assist with key business decisions
·       Develop and maintain strong vendor relationships. Research and resolve vendor issues.
·       Collaborate with other buying/planning teams for assistance with hot market and major sporting events
·       Work collaboratively with advertising staff and allocation team to ensure that all ad orders are properly allocated
·       Prepare, organize and run the creation of new products.
·       Work on special projects as assigned by Buyer and or Merchandise Manager
·       Proactive, energetic, hard-working, intellectually curious and results-oriented
·       Team player who can work effectively in a fast paced environment
·       Solid negotiation skills and highly developed problem solving skills required
·       Comfort working with all employee levels – from executives to the warehouse associates
·       Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel products
·       A passion in sports! We are the brand of the fan
·       Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business Management, Sports Management, Fashion Merchandising, or other related field from an accredited 4-year college or university
·       A minimum of 3.5 GPA