Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Planning & Merchandising Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8922

Fri, April 24, 2015

Explore this position and how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 8922


Imagine learning from Planning and Merchandising teams who drive the success of a multi-million dollar business! As a Planning & Merchandise Intern with JCPenney, you will do just that as part of our Home Office team in Plano, TX (just 20 miles north of downtown Dallas). Our high-caliber internship is comprised of engaging projects and assignments, presentations to JCPenney associates, and even face time with senior leadership. Our goal is to immerse you in all aspects of buying and planning and show you what it is like to be a part of the JCPenney team.

Start Date: June 2015

During the internship you will gain a basic understanding of each phase of the merchandising process. You will be assigned to a Merchandise Action Team (MAT) which includes Planning, Buying and Allocation and given various projects to facilitate your learning. At the end of the program, you will present a project showcasing your understanding of the buying and planning process to senior leadership.
Upon completion, if you have what it takes to be a part of the JCPenney team, you may receive an offer for an Assistant Buyer or Business Analyst Trainee position in our home office post-graduation.
what you’ll gain
• Personal and professional development.
• Meaningful real-world work experience.
• Exposure to executive leadership.
• Involvement in strategic business activities and decisions.
• Coaching and feedback from your assigned mentor.
• Countless networking opportunities.
• The opportunity to receive a full-time offer to join us after graduation.
what we require of candidates
• Current college junior status.
• Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher.
• Desire to move to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
• Outstanding leadership, communication and time management skills.
• Ability to recognize, analyze, and quantify market trends.
• Ability to collaborate and be a strong team member.
• Proficient in MS Word and Excel.
the JCPenney advantage
JCPenney offers competitive pay and provides travel accommodations to and from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, as well as shared housing and rental car for the duration of the internship. You will look forward to being a part of the JCPenney team and building lasting relationships with your fellow Interns. You will also have access to numerous Home Office on-site amenities including: two food courts, a fitness center, wellness clinic, childcare center, post office, alterations service, Walgreens and Starbucks.

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