Merchandising Assistant College Intern - Performance
Zappos.com, Inc. - Las Vegas, NV

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Zappos.com, Inc. is looking for a Merchandising Assistant Intern on our performance team! Why join us? In January 2012, Zappos.com, Inc. and its subsidiaries were named #11 on the 2012 Fortune: 100 Best Companies to Work For List.

Why else? Pursue growth and learning is one of our core values and there will be no shortage of growth or learning in this three month summer internship! You’ll get hands-on experience in a team-oriented environment and have some fun along the way.

Want more? Summer interns may qualify for corporate housing assistance, free food and drinks on our campus, social events throughout the internship, and a 40% off discount on zappos.com!

The General Idea:
As a Merchandising Assistant Intern, you’ll wear many hats…everything from assisting in facilitating vendor appointments (selecting products, negotiating discounts, and taking part in marketing discussions) to planning team outings! The performance team buys footwear and accessories for running, outdoor, western, basketball, walking, cycling, triathalon, cross training and fashion athletic. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who have a passion for the industry, and view this role as a stepping stone to a buyer career. We provide the stone…you provide the step! The majority of time spent in this position will be assisting with the buying process.

Essential Job Functions:
Order writing

Inventory analysis

Product categorization

Invoice reconciliation

Inventory management

Product selection

Communicating with vendors

The Skills:
Passionate about Customer Service (this is first on the list for a reason)!

Ideal candidate will have relevant retail experience

Proficient computer skills; knowledgeable on Excel, Word and Power Point

A desire to make work fun and enjoyable

Excellent follow up and documentation skills

Strong organizational and time management skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)

Internet savvy, familiarity with eCommerce

Must have a sense of urgency, self-motivated, and proactive

Friendly, polite, professional and flexible

Ability to problem solve

Able to multitask

Internship requirements:
Must be in pursuit of a bachelors in retail, merchandising, fashion design or related degree

The ideal candidate will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Normal working business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm, but may include work outside of these hours

Must be willing to relocate to Las Vegas, NV for the summer of 2013 (did we mention we have some sweet housing lined up?!)

Zappos.com, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace. And we’re in Vegas, baby.