Undergraduate Converse Geo Product Merchandising Intern
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.
The world has been wearing Converse for generations! From the canvas basketball sneaker, All Star to the counter-culture icon, the Chuck Taylor, Converse was born celebrating sport and grew up inspiring individuality.
Today, Converse is still at the heart of youth, worn by musicians, artists, dreamers, thinkers, and influencers. Always authentic, we're still celebrating one-of-a-kind and self-expression, but it’s about the new generation! It’s about the kids who are not afraid to change the world, who are not afraid to stand out and build their own path. Converse is resetting the brand and it starts today.
What you will experience:
As the Geo Product Merchandising Intern, Footwear, you will contribute to the development of a North America multi-year Footwear product strategy and seasonal product assortments built on consumer and business insights.
Through franchise lifecycle management and choice count line planning build a product offering to serve our consumer and elevate their experience while delivering incremental growth.
In collaboration with the Global Product Merchandising, Geo Channel Merchandising Geo Marketplace Planning, Geo Marketing teams, and Cross-Functional partners, you will learn about the creation of the in season and long-term product strategy for the Integrated North America Marketplace, across Converse Direct digital, stores, and wholesale.
You will be tasked to research, synthesize, and communicate insights about our consumer, sneaker culture and relevant fashion industry trends.
We blend art with science to bring Converse's vision to life in all retail environments from stores to online.
This is a paid internship opportunity with relocation assistance. Curious to know what it’s like to be part of a world-class Internship Program? Check out our recap video from last summer: Nike Inc. Internship Program Recap Video
This internship– is located in-person at the Converse Headquarters in Boston, MA. Click here to learn more about life at Converse.
Who you will work with:
In Merchandising, we work with a lot of partners across the entire enterprise. Your key partners will be:
Geo Direct & Wholesale Merchandising
Product Merchandising Operations
Marketplace Planning and Analytics
Finance and Product Finance
What you will bring:
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a Business, Retail Management, Retail and Consumer Science or retail relevant major
Graduation date of Winter 2024 or Spring 2025
Consumer Curiosity: Someone who is Sneaker, Fashion and Youth Culture obsessed. Rigorous pursuit of consumer insight using active listening and compassion. Pushes self and others to collaborate cross-functionally to solve for consumer needs.
Consumer Led Creation: Understands how to translate concepts, trends, and design ideas into big commercial bets, while applying consumer analytics & market insights into actionable plans and business outcomes. Laser-focused on inspiring creativity and bringing strategically oriented bold ideas to market. Collaborates to find untapped potential in the ’whole” vs. the ’parts’.
Strategic Orientation: Demonstrate strong strategic acumen. Simplify the complex and connect the dots across functions and key milestones in the product lifecycle to help build one, geo product assortment that delivers for all markets and channels.
High energy teammate & contributor
Solution Oriented Philosophy
Knowledge in Quantitative and qualitative consumer research
Ability to exercise high degree of professionalism.
Retail experience a plus
Experience in Keynote, PowerPoint, and Excel
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
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.