Strategic Planning Graduate Internship
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.
Every successful team at Converse needs a brilliant game plan. Strategic Planning teams shape and drive the company’s growth agenda by leading the business planning processes, aligning enterprise leadership to make our biggest opportunities a reality, and spearhead transformational projects across Converse’s diverse businesses and geographies. Embedded in teams across the company, we serve as critical thought partners to our senior leaders to explore complex business issues, conduct consumer, competitive and market analyses, create financial models, and develop action plans to galvanize our teams.
Our team is known for acquiring and developing high-octane talent for the company; we’re proud of the numerous Strategic Planning alumni who have gone onto leadership roles within Converse’s functions and businesses. With top talent and the DNA to catalyze action, our teams help write the future of sport by charting Converse’s path forward.
As our Strategic Planning Intern, you’ll work with leadership to develop and execute elements of Converse’s global long-term growth strategy. You’ll manage one or more cross-functional special project workstreams in support of management to help identify and evaluate critical strategic priorities and/or problems, and to catalyze action against these priorities through long-range business planning and performance management.
Currently pursuing an MBA or advanced degree with an expected graduation date of Winter 2023 or Spring 2024.
3-5 years of total experience in corporate development, business development, corporate strategic planning, investment banking, management consulting, finance, digital/ecommerce, retail or general apparel brands, or related fields.
Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative (e.g. financial modeling) and qualitative analysis.
Willingness to work in Consumer & Marketplace, Consumer Creation/Product Creation, Global Operations & Logistics or Enterprise Strategy & Acceleration.
Proven ability to conduct and/or analyze research related to consumers, industries, and competitors.
Showcased strong critical and creative thinking, problem structuring, and strategic problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Experience with presenting and influencing senior leadership.
Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment with a positive, can-do attitude.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once, to operate with a high degree of ambiguity, and to work with a flexible schedule.
Strong passion for NIKE, Inc.
Retail, merchandising, digital/ecommerce and/or product functional experience.
**We also have a Strategic Planning Graduate Internship opportunity at Nike! Check out jobs.nike.com/internships for more information**
Converse requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Converse will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.
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.