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Merchandising Strategy Intern

Our internship program is designed to provide real-world experience that is directly related to your academic discipline and career goals and provide you a better understanding of career options for your degree. This 10-week internship program runs from June 6th – August 12th.
Components of the program include:
·      Hands-on experience working as a member of a specific department and team
·      Assigned projects to accelerate learning of key functions/process
·      Cross-functional departmental exposures within the corporate office
·      Exposure to other business areas to ensure full understanding of the company structure and strategy
·      Professional development sessions and networking opportunities
·      End of program presentation of project findings, and recommended course of action to executives
·      Merchandising Strategy team works in close partnership with the Merchandising team and cross-functional stakeholders to inform and support the development of assortment & merchandising strategies that drive Sales and Value growth
o  Develop insights and analyses across category trends, consumer behavior, promotion dynamics, and brand & competitive landscapes
o  Assess the performance of past and current initiatives to provide merchant leaders with a thorough understanding of drivers of category performance and actionable insights that enable data-driven decisions and uncover growth opportunities
o  Deliver informative assessments of the competitive landscape of beauty
·      Exposure and collaboration with Merchandising leadership and Cross-Functional teams: Planning & Inventory, Finance, Analytics, Consumer Insights
·      Be on a team that supports Ulta Beauty assortment decisions and product strategy by gathering and analyzing data from multiple internal and external sources
·      Guide the team in defining templates, reporting, and materials for category-specific reviews and Brand meetings
·      Identify opportunities for automation of processes and data analytics/reports
·      Currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree and entering final year of school
·      Strong academic record
·      Previous work experience and involvement with on-campus organizations or activities.
·      Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
·      Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail and sense of urgency
·      Desire to work in a fast-paced environment and interact with various levels of leadership
·      Proven command of Excel, PowerPoint, Word
·      Inquisitive nature and proactive approach to opportunity identification
·      Interest in pursuing a career in Strategy, Merchandising, Insights/Analytics in a Retail environment
·      Exposure/experience digging into Market Research, Competitive landscape, Beauty trends a plus