Position Summary:

The Retail Development Program – Merchandising prepares you for your first position as an Assistant Buyer.  Associates will participate in live training workshops, webinars, on-the-job project assignments, and job shadowing other parts of the business.   They will be placed within a Buying office to experience the job first-hand.  Participants are also matched with mentors to help acclimate to Belk, develop on the job, and identify future career possibilities. 

The Retail Development Program – Merchandising will hire a class of Merchandising candidates in our Charlotte, NC Headquarters.  Participants benefit by having a large network of peers in Merchandising as well as various other functions in the Retail Development Program. 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

On the Job

  • Work in a fast paced, dynamic, test and learn environment
  • Support and drive the profitability of your buying office/department
  • Provide business support through report generation and analysis of business results
  • Analyze fashion and business trends while comparing sales and inventory successes and opportunities
  • Shop retail market to identify assortment, incoming trends, and pricing opportunities
  • Prepare materials for merchant line review.  Assist in recapping, finalizing, and communicating style placement to cross functional development teams, agents and vendors

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required; Strong academic performance (GPA of 3.2 or higher preferred)
  • Must have graduated within 6 months of June 2018 and able to start full time June 2018
  • Prior internship in field strongly preferred
  • Team oriented; can collaborate to achieve results
  • Open to learning, able to adapt to changing circumstances and reprioritize tasks as needed
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, customers and all levels of the organization
  • Committed to meeting goals within a dynamic, fast-paced and results oriented environment
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Belk for this position now or in the future

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