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Arlington, Virginia (VA), US, 22202


Role Information

Job Title: Intern - Purchasing (Promotions)

Department: Purchasing - Promotions

Business Unit: Purchasing

Reports To: Director - Purchasing (Promotions)

Supervisory Role: No

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The Purchasing - Promotions Intern will work on a variety of tasks and assignments including preparing, in conjunction with the Promotions Managers, market analysis of competitor products, pricing, limited time offer plans, promotional pricing plans, and seasonal assortment plans. The Intern will be provided with an opportunity to receive hands-on training in key promotional buying and planning principles while working closely with Purchasing leadership. The culmination of the Internship will require a presentation to leadership on a strategic initiative.

Essential Functions
  • Help identify and propose new promotional items
  • Support Purchasing Managers by assisting with market analysis of competitor promotional products, pricing, and strategies
  • Assist in conducting research to refine and influence our promotional planning to drive store traffic and engage our customers most effectively
  • Assist in analyzing data to evaluate the performance of promotional strategies
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently or in a team within an open office environment
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Must be a self-motivated individual
  • Retail background preferred but not required
  • Ability to commit to a full time work schedule (40 hours per week)


Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Merchandising, Business, or similar field from an accredited University
  • Must be a rising Junior or Senior with a 3.0 or higher grade point average


Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment, including the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s), and/or corporate office(s) with the capability to switch job functions/roles quickly
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) more than half the time
  • Ability to maneuver cases of product (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to operate machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists
  • Ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors
  • Ability to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time


Travel Requirements

  • This position has no travel requirements

At a Glance


Arlington, Virginia (VA), US, 22202

Job Type:  Full Time
Reference Number:  16756

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