Saks Fifth Avenue Application

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COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Saks is a world-renowned luxury ecommerce destination. The company’s unique approach combines a focus on the digital customer experience with a strong connection to a network of extraordinary stores that extends that seamless experience into the real world.

On its website and app, Saks offers an unparalleled selection of curated merchandise  across fashion for women and men, beauty, jewelry, home décor and more. In addition to the shopping experience, customers come to Saks for inspiring editorial content, access to digital stylists, lifestyle experiences and other world-class services. The company is currently in the midst of a dramatic expansion, driven by significant enhancements to its platforms and offerings, with the goal of becoming the preeminent destination for luxury internationally.

OPPORTUNITIES @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Industry: Retail & Fashion
Functions: Multiple Functions
 
Internships (Current Junior):
Saks Summer 2021 Internship (New York, NY/Remote)
 
Full-Time Positions (Recent Grads)
Assistant Store Planner (New York, NY)
 
Deadline: 4/27 @ 5pm ET
 
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To learn more about the requirements for each of these opportunities, please select a position from the dropdown list below. As resumes are reviewed in real time, it's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible to benefit from our internal advocates and, if desired, our resume review. Please review the final HIVE Hacks HERE, to ensure your resume is as perfect as possible prior to submitting your application. 
Saks Summer 2021 Internship

As resumes are reviewed in real time, it's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible to benefit from our internal advocates and, if desired, our resume review.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 27th @ 5pm ET
Functions: Multiple Functions
Paid/Unpaid: Paid
Location: New York, NY (Remote)
Duration: June - August 2021
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time Internship

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Summer Internship is an 8-week paid program offering a unique opportunity to high-potential college Juniors, who are interested in a career with a fast-paced, dynamic, luxury retail organization. The program builds cross-functional expertise and allows time to develop  functional, technical and leadership competencies. You will work with our buying and planning offices to learn key functional skills such as Retail Math, Pre-Market Preparation, systems training, market analysis and forecasting and relationship development with our stores and vendors. In addition to learning the key components of being a Merchant at Saks you will have the opportunity to meet with Senior Leadership from our Stores, Marketing, Merchant and Executive  teams. To maximize your learning the program is designed to provide you with experiences both on the job with your supervisor and in a classroom setting.* Curriculum is designed to  target both soft and hard skill learning such as basic retail language, retail math, interviewing skills and time management. 

*Remote learning and virtual on the job experience will be enforced for the Summer 2021 Internship Program and be subject to change.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Be given exposure to a specific corporate function, such as Merchandising, Marketing, Store Operations, Human Resources, or Finance -
  • Receive direct work experience and on-the-job training with key members of the business
  • Develop soft skills through classroom courses and workshops; skills include interviewing, resume writing, presentation, transitioning from an educational setting to a corporate setting, etc. 
  • Acquire business knowledge and develop business acumen through classroom courses, such as Finance 101 and Introduction to Retail 
  • Connect with peers through virtual team building sessions
  • Interact with executive leaders through group sessions
  • Build cross-functional expertise by completing an intern project
  • Develop functional, technical, and leadership capabilities
  • Learn and build skills, including business analysis, strategic planning, system training, problem solving, and relationship development with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Be part of an empowered, innovative team; work with an adventurous spirit and a customer-centric mindset; play a critical role in making decisions that will position us to win 
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities across different functions within our corporate offices, retail stores, photo studios, and distribution centers 
  • A culture that promotes a flexible work environment
QUALIFICATIONS
  • An adaptable, entrepreneurial, goal-oriented individual with an eagerness to learn
  • A self-motivated and proactive individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • A perceptive individual with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A natural problem-solver who is also intuitively analytical and creative, and is able to generate a variety of new and novel ideas to resolving issues 
  • An innovative, out-of-the box thinker who shines in brainstorming sessions, is willing to take risks, and continuously looks for opportunities to improve the way things are done 
  • A strong collaborator who accomplishes tasks by partnering with team members and flexing your interpersonal skills while also being able to work independently at times
  • An organized, detail-oriented, multi-tasker who has the ability to prioritize multiple projects/tasks and meet tight deadlines 
  • Dynamic Juniors working towards a BA/BS with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be available for a Summer internship from June 2021 until August 2021
  • Must be comfortable working virtually/remotely
  • Proven leadership ability through participation in organizations and clubs
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to promote teamwork and collaboration
Assistant Store Planner

As resumes are reviewed in real time, it's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible to benefit from our internal advocates and, if desired, our resume review.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 27th @ 5pm ET
Functions: Multiple Functions
Paid/Unpaid: Paid
Location: New York, NY
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time Position

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Saks is a world-renowned luxury ecommerce destination. The company’s unique approach combines a focus on the digital customer experience with a strong connection to a network of extraordinary stores that extends that seamless experience into the real world.

On its website and app, Saks offers an unparalleled selection of curated merchandise  across fashion for women and men, beauty, jewelry, home décor and more. In addition to the shopping experience, customers come to Saks for inspiring editorial content, access to digital stylists, lifestyle experiences and other world-class services. The company is currently in the midst of a dramatic expansion, driven by significant enhancements to its platforms and offerings, with the goal of becoming the preeminent destination for luxury internationally.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Assist with the preseason and in season management of store inventories to ensure achievement of financial targets (sales, profit, inventory turn, GMROI)
  • Leverage both data and tangible feedback to determine ladder planning concept of key items in key markets
  • Collaborate with cross functional departments, ie. Marketing and Store Operations, to ensure success of product strategies and launches
  • Utilize data and store insights to uncover opportunities within the store fleet & provide key findings to merchant teams so they are actioned on
  • All level of by door analysis inclusive but not limited to:
    • By door sales plans
    • Allocation of buys
    • Pre-Season by door assortment planning
    • Store to store stock balancing
    • Sizing by door
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-3 years of experience in merchandising, buying, or planning
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to provide analysis related to driving the business
  • Excellent knowledge of retail math and cost accounting
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Possess strong communication skills and the ability to work both autonomously as well as within a team

Your Info

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