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9/12/2019
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Buying Intern
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Burlington Coat Factory | Burlington, NJ
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Job Description

LOCATION 2006 Route 130 North Burlington NJ US 08016

Overview

If you want real world retail experience with one of largest off-price retailers in the nation, join the nationally-ranked Burlington Stores, Inc. internship program as a Buying Intern! Are you entering your senior year as a full-time student pursuing your Bachelor's degree (graduating between December 2020 and June 2021)? Do you have at least a 3.0 GPA? Are you interested in a career as a Buyer? Are you a self-motivated, team player, with strong planning, organizational and communication skills? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you!

As an intern, you'll work out of our Florence, NJ corporate office. This won't be your typical internship experience making copies and getting coffee! Throughout the comprehensive 10-week summer program, you'll work side by side with industry leaders to gain practical knowledge and skills through your departmental assignment and a full understanding of what it's like to work in the fun and fast-paced world of off-price retail! You and the other members of your summer intern class will receive a comprehensive orientation program to get your started on the right foot. You'll be partnered with a current Assistant Buyer who will serve as your "buddy" for support and guidance. Throughout the summer, you will participate in Leadership Development Seminars, Classroom-style training in areas like Retail Math and Microsoft Excel, visits to market in NYC, tours of our stores and distribution centers, shadowing days where you can explore alternative career paths and learn about other key parts of the business, and community service projects - not to mention a variety of team-building social activities to help you get to know your intern class!

Upon graduation, many alumni of our internship program go on to join our team as full-time Assistant Buyers and enjoy a clear career path, where high-performing associates can rise through the ranks from Assistant Buyer to Associate Buyer, Associate Buyer to Buyer, Buyer to Senior Buyer, Senior Buyer to Merchandise Manager, and Merchandise Manager to Divisional Merchandise Manager/VP & beyond!

Responsibilities:

* Work on the buying team of one of our product lines in merchandise selection, negotiation and pricing


* Assist in planning/coordination of availability of products for advertising and promotion


* Assist in assortment and category planning that best match customer's needs in the marketplace


* Prepare trend boards for strategy meetings by researching trends to help plan for seasonal buys


* Track ordering to ensure on-time delivery


* Shop competition and Burlington stores identifying opportunities, labels and trends


* Travel to market 1-2 days a week to visit vendors to assist in merchandise selection



Candidates must be full-time students pursuing a Bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above . Travel for market visits, competitive shopping, tours, and other activities will be required.

If you…

…are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;

…take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;

…are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;

…believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;

…want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;

Come join our team. You're going to like it here!

Perks and benefits include an associate discount, free on-site gym, and much more! We work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Posting Number 2019-114313

Location US-NJ-Burlington

Address 2006 Route 130 North

Zip Code 08016

Position Type Seasonal Full-Time

Career Site Category College

Position Category College & MBA Internships

Evergreen Yes

About Burlington Coat Factory

Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation (Burlington Coat) and its subsidiaries operate, through its Burlington Coat Factory division, a chain of department stores, which offer a range of moderate to higher priced, current brand name merchandise for men, women and children at prices substantially below traditional full-retail prices generally charged by other department and specialty stores. The Company offers a complete line of men, women and children's wear and accessories, such as handbags, belts, perfume, watches, children's furniture, shoes, as well as linens, bath shop items, gifts and luggage, department in 316 of its stores, a children's furniture department in 303 of its stores and a shoe department in 326 of its stores. The primary product segments of the Company are Apparel and Home products. It also offers merchandise for sale through its Internet subsidiary, Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation, on the Web (www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com and www.babydepot.com). (Source: 10-K)