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Internship Converse Merchandising and Buying

Internship Converse Merchandising and Buying

Hilversum | North Holland | Netherlands

Become part of the Converse Team

Converse is a place to explore potential, break barriers and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Converse, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving world to make things better as a team.

Who Converse represents is who Converse hires. If you're one-of-a-kind, you should try us on.

Across the Merchandising and Buying function, we have several opportunities available. Depending on your skill set, we will match your experience with one of the positions below:
  • Marketplace Merchandising;
  • Buying;
  • Digital Merchandising and Buying.
Depending on the position you are linked to, the tasks and responsibilities may include:

  • Support in the creation of multi-product type assortments for territories, from channel to account, ensuring concept is captured throughout;
  • Deliver geo merchandising seasonal channel, account, banner strategies, and assortments to wider internal teams (e.g. Sales);
  • Gather marketplace analysis concerning channel, tier, and account input into Marketplace Insights using several analyzing tools;
  • Seek marketplace opportunities regarding trends, customer profiles and shopping behavior;
  • Prepare and attend key seasonal meetings, partnering alongside strategic account teams;
  • Create, maintain and present the seasonal performance report to capture and track KPI development;
  • Understand and grasp the internal Factory Store business and how the stores operate;
  • Contribute and experience the seasonal end-to-end merchandising and buying Gameplan from seasonal strategy through to investment review;
  • Develop analytical skills by creating and analyzing reports to deliver to wider functional teams;
  • Support and create seasonal buy plans;
  • Operational activities such as entering markdowns and promotions in merchandising systems for stores.


  • 3rd/4th year Bachelor or Master Degree student within Business, Marketing, Fashion, or other related fields;
  • Fluency in English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational awareness skills;
  • Ambitious, autonomous and information seeking attitude;
  • Academic, volunteering or previous internship experiences related to Fashion are a plus (please include in your CV);
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word);
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Passion for music, fashion, sport, skate, and/or art.

IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN INTERNSHIP, YOU MUST:

  • Be a student for the whole duration of the internship (enrolled in a university/higher education institution);
  • Have an EU passport or an EU work permit.

START DATE:
February 1st, 2020

DURATION:
  • 6 or 12 months (12 months availability strongly preferred)
  • This internship is open to students outside of the Netherlands.

TO APPLY:
Click on 'Apply Now' to submit your CV in English no later than October 20th.

Suitable candidates will be contacted by mid-November for the first stage of the selection (video interview). The final interviews will take place throughout December.

Converse is more than a company; it's a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we're different.

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