Visual Merchandising Internship

Rue21, Inc. Warrendale , PA 15086

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

As the Visual Merchandising Intern, you will support the Visual team with coordinating all stores and special directives as they pertain to visual merchandising and store implementation.

This is a paid internship (40 hours per week). The duration of the Summer Internship Program is approximately 12 weeks beginning in May 2019.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and assists in all aspects of the implementation of floor sets and visual changes in simulated store, under the direction of the Visual Merchandising Manager.

  • Organizes, writes, and coordinates the production of monthly floor set directives and bi-weekly mannequin change directives.

  • Communicates weekly visual changes to the field in a timely manner through communications with Operations

  • Coordinates monthly prototype set-ups, presentations, and special memos under the direction of Visual Merchandise Manager.

  • Collaborate regularly with all Departments to identify trends, visual needs, and floor set information.

  • Assists in the development of new approaches to the presentation of props, displays, and merchandising.

  • Works directly with Operations to ensure all updates and additions to the Visual Merchandising Standards Binder are completed in a timely manner.

  • Reviews and assists with floor set direction as it pertains to new stores, remodels, and relocations.

  • Assists in the communications for visual standards for new store openings to insure all current direction and floor set information is provided through the Visual CAD Assistant New stores/relos/remodels.

  • Maintains all visual set-ups throughout the Support Center complex with the assistance of the Simulated Store Manager.

  • Partners with the Visual Merchandising Manager to mentor, train, and develop the Visual Merchandising Assistants and the Simulated Store Manager

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in your Junior or Senior year; Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Design, or Business majors strongly preferred

  • Understanding and appreciation for fashion/retail

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, as well as work experience in customer service and/or sales; prior retail experience a plus

  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills

  • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams

  • Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines

  • Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment

Competencies

  • Results Orientation: demonstrates the ability to consistently deliver business results by meeting deadlines and achieving goals

  • Communication: effectively conveys information and ideas in concise and meaningful exchanges through written and verbal communication

  • Teamwork/Collaboration: effectively develops relationships and encourages idea-sharing that facilitates the accomplishment of goals

  • Initiative: proactively seeks opportunities to work outside of job scope to assist department or cross-functional team and demonstrates the ability to go beyond what is required to achieve goals

  • Personal Adaptability: demonstrates the ability to embrace change and effectively adjusts to new or altered processes within the business environment

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