Merchandise and Inventory Planning Intern

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Merchandise Planning
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POSITION SUMMARY:
The Merchandise and Inventory Planning Internship prepares you to be the financial leader on our product and assortment choices. In this internship you will spend time exploring all functions within Merchandise Planning or Inventory Planning and learn how we make business decisions that allow the company to continue to grow. The Merchandise Planning piece of the internship teaches you how we create sales goals for product at a high level. In this role you will work closely with your buying team to decide exactly how much money we are going to invest in every style in your assortment and build the financial sales plan for that product. As an Inventory Planning Intern, you work closely with your teams to monitor inventory levels in our stores and our distribution centers and send out the right amount of product to the right stores so our inventory levels are maximized for profitability. If you have a passion for retail, are business savvy, and numbers are your friend, this is the internship for you.

TRAINING OVERVIEW:
•Interns will be placed in either Merchandise Planning or Inventory Planning
•On-the-Job training with assignments guided by an individual Mentor
•Classroom learning 
•Individual and group projects
•Roundtables with top level executives
•Bi Weekly self-evaluations to understand progress throughout program
•Pre-planned events around Pittsburgh to get to know the city that AEO loves to call home!
•Opportunity for a full time offer into the Inventory Planning Training Program after successful completion of the 10 week internship program

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Students are eligible after they have completed their junior year at a 4 year college or university
•Preferred majors include a Business related degree -- Finance, Accounting, Logistics, Supply Chain
•Minimum 3.0 GPA required
•Required to complete a project during the interview process
•Required to pass an Advanced Retail Math Test during interview process
•Passion for retail and knowledge of the AEO Inc. family of brands
•Strong business acumen through classes, internships or prior work experience
•Strong organizational, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
•Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
•Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
•High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, specifically Excel
•Must accommodate living and working in Pittsburgh, PA for 10 weeks June-August 2017

American Eagle Outfitters is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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