Sourcing/Jewelry Product Development Intern

SOURCING /JEWELRY PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT INTERN - HOME OFFICE- KENDRA SCOTT

About Kendra Scott:
We are a fun, talented and driven team dedicated to providing our customers with gorgeous products and a WOW! experience. Family, fashion and philanthropy are at the core of our company and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging lifestyle brand across all channels, including retail stores, wholesale accounts and e-commerce. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.

Internship Overview:
The Kendra Scott Summer Internship Program offers students an opportunity to gain exposure to the inner workings of our fast-growing, multi-category, fashion lifestyle brand. We value all of our interns and commit to providing a comprehensive learning experience that aligns with individual interests and career goals.

Basics:
• 10-week, paid experience in Austin, TX
• Relocation assistance is not provided
• Resume and Cover Letter are required and must be submitted at the time of your application in order to be considered
• Applicants should apply for the internship they are most interested in pursuing. Applicants that apply for multiple opportunities will not be considered
• Sponsorship assistance is not provided at this time
• The deadline for internship applications is December 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST
• Candidates will be informed of their status throughout our process, with final offers being extended by February 28, 2019

What You Will Learn:
• Real world knowledge of working cross-functionally in a fast growing, multi-channel business that values customers, employees and giving back
• Sharpen your strengths through on the job training and learn new skills in the many departments that support a growing organization
• Hands on strategizing and planning
• Participation in regular staff meetings and events

Position Overview:
Reporting to our Product Development Manager, our Product Development Intern will assist in all aspects of the development cycle for jewelry. We will work together to counter source high-volume jewelry product with various vendors strategically for both execution excellence and cost-savings to support expansive growth and increased profitability. This will help to support our plan to tackle/manage the increased tariffs/duties from China but also to help our production capacity and expand our vendor/factory portfolio. Main priorities will be sample tracking, calendar management, vendor communication and cost data review and assisting with negotiations.

Responsibilities:
• Implements plans to achieve departmental priorities
• Work with PD Manager to analyze existing processes and create new innovative processes, practices and tracking methods to help the CFTs operate smoother, smarter and more economically
• Work with PD manager to lead a full product development cycle on one category/assortment start to finish to holistically understand the sourcing process from design to production
• Cost BOM analysis to look at different components and material cost improvement opportunities
• Review current tracking tool and create a better/more functional version to be reviewed with PD team at the end of internship
• Vendor Management - intern will be assigned a factory/vendor to manage the relationship and be coached for experience and growth opportunity

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
• The ability to work 40 hours per week (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
• Availability to work May 20- July 26, 2019. Consideration will be given for special life events with the exception of Internship Orientation (Monday, May 20th)
o Memorial Day & Fourth of July will be observed as company holidays
• Strong Excel skills and understanding of retail math
• The ability to demonstrate strong leadership among peers and across the organization
• A high level of accountability, reliability and initiative
• A proven ability to execute with consistent delivery
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A strong ability to build relationship with co-workers and keep others informed
• A growth mindset: desire to learn, grow and embrace new ideas
• A shared appreciation for our 3 core values of Family, Fashion and Philanthropy Division Home Office Location Home Office City Austin State Texas Zip Code 78756 Removal Date 09-Nov-2019


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