The Fendi internship program is intended to place students in real-life business situations that provide learning opportunities and educational experiences otherwise unattainable in a classroom setting. At the same time, the program is structured as a complement to the training received by the students in their school programs.
Title of intern: Wholesale Intern
Department and location: Wholesale, Corporate Office, New York City
Internship timeframe: Fall 2018
Please note that this is a full-time internship (5 days a week).
Assist account managers with Weekly/Monthly by location/style selling and trend reports for all product categories as requested.
Responsible for organization of the 2Jours monogramming process, including logging in and shipping (typically less than 1hour/day). This includes customer service and communication with wholesale partners.
Responsible for sample trafficking and wholesale sample closet, including coordinating messengers and availability for photo shoots based upon agreed styles/look.
Prepare product books and pricing for market campaign.
Assist account managers with market appointments. Maintain visual merchandising in showroom during market.
Assist account managers with reviewing market orders and order entry process.
Prepare an Order Book for each major department stores and specialties.
Prepare strategic Product Training presentation for morning clinic and distribution to stores based on accounts.
Organize morning clinic, including assist models with styling and presentation/logistical needs.
Assist with preparing copy information for department stores to romance the product and support sales.
Support various day-to-day activities for wholesale department.
Prepare market analysis of potential accounts including brand matrix, brand perception, market location, company profile, competitive analysis and target customer.
Matrix analysis of new points of distribution
Competitor online analysis
70% of the job will be related to Leather Goods and Shoes.
What the intern will learn:
Fendi is committed to ensuring that its internships provide a valuable learning experience for its interns. In connection with this internship, Fendi anticipates that the intern will gain experience and knowledge in the following areas:
Building relationships with key partners (Buyers, Department DSAs) and shadow negotiation skill.
Analytical skills - proficiency to integrate department stores selling reports.
Presentation skills - prepare product training and participate in morning clinics
Critical thinking - always ready to adapt to change during unexpected situation.
Product & Industry knowledge - involve in most wholesale meetings.
Organizational skills - Responsible for sample and 2jours monogramming trafficking.