A Fantastic Learning Experience
Free People Wholesale Assistant Buyer (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 13, 2015
When I first applied to intern at the Mary Joya showroom for Free Pepole, I didn’t know how a showroom operated or the type of work involved. Since then, I have truly grown as I learn to navigate through new tasks and situations. However, I realize that I still have a lot to learn.
I have made incredible strides since starting this internship. I’ve learned that attention to detail is key to succeeding in this environment. For example, when writing up buyer’s purchase orders at trade shows, it is important to correctly write each style number, color code, and quantity amount. This ensures that the order is processed correctly and the buyer receives exactly what they want. A keen eye is also important when checking inventory or customer inquiries on the Blue Cherry system to ensure each customer receives the correct merchandise.
Interning in a wholesale setting has also helped me learn to be organized and efficiently manage the tasks at hand. Style numbers, as well as sold out merchandise, color codes, and line sheets are constantly changing and it is imperative to stay up-to-date and properly manage sourcing, merchandise, and client’s expectations
I am very pleased that I was offered a full-time position by Mary Joya to continue to work in her showroom, however I would like to gain more experience in a more creative field and believe that's where my true talent and confidence lies.
trade shows, hands-on, co-workers
not as creative as I would anticipate or like it to be