INTERN - MERCHANDISING

The Home Depot - Atlanta, GA3.8

InternshipEstimated: $50,000 - $69,000 a year
EducationSkills
POSITION PURPOSE - The merchandising intern program offers talented college students an opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain hands on experience in working with a number of leaders to learn the retail business from one of the world's leading retailers. During a 10-12 week period, interns will be assigned to functional teams such as buying, global sourcing, merchandise operations/execution, marketing, e-commerce, product development and brand management to learn day-to-day operations, merchandising skills and overall comprehension of the retail business at the Home Depot's corporate office.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Use strategic thinking to approach problems and create solutions
  • Responsible for the accuracy and quality of work performed
  • Develop and implement project plans; determine requirements, deliverables, resources, timing/milestones, and risks
  • Communicate findings and project status clearly and professionally through presentations.
  • Make recommendations to upper management.
  • Provide comprehensive report out to merchandising senior leaders on assignments and other related projects
  • Partnering cross-functionally to achieve goals
NATURE AND SCOPE - Position reports to Manager or Team Lead; No direct reports

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -
  • Must be eighteen years of age
  • Must pass the Drug Test
  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable
EDUCATION REQUIRED - The knowledge, skills, and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma and/or GED.

YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE - 0

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES - Working toward a post-secondary degree.

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS - Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions, there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS - Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Process/detail oriented
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND COMPETENCIES -
  • Background in system development/business requirements
  • Project management experience
  • User Acceptance Testing experience