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Merchandising Intern

Our Chicago based Summer Internship program offers college students the opportunity to learn about Li & Fung and have hands on work experience, learning from our business leaders sharing their invaluable experience and industry knowledge.
Our ideal candidates are smart, hard-working, goal-oriented, creative thinkers and willing to commit to every level of participation.

Location: Chicago
Hours: 40/week
Paid: $15/hour

Miles Fashion is a retail supply company that produces private label goods for retail stores. The office is located in Chicago(West Loop) and consists of (1) VP of Sales, (2) Sales Directors, (2) Merchandisers and (1) Designer/Technician. Our main function is to support the product life cycle from concept to production working daily with buying teams, overseas partners and suppliers/factories.

The Merchandising Inten supports the Soft Goods and Hard Goods teams in executing the product development process to ensure execution of time-and-action calendar and timely delivery of goods.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Collaboratively contribute in merchandising strategy by creative approaches and market history/researches; provide support on concept development.
  • Provide support of the artwork process from the design phase to the commercial packaging.
  • Conduct competitive shopping of product categories for evaluation of new product ideas and market trends.
  • Proactively organize merchandise samples. Coordinate and distribute incoming/outgoing samples to/from factory and customer until production, including various mailing and packaging needs.
  • Provide support and suggestions to supervisors; actively participate in review meetings, including edits, pre-costing, and post-season review.
Skills & Requirements 
  • College Student entering junior or senior year in August 2019 
  • Strong ability to multi-task, anticipate and meet deadlines; highly motivated, detail oriented, and punctual while independently solve problems in a fast-paced and time critical environment.
  • Strong ability to take initiative and proactively provide support when necessary; superior ability to perform efficiently, effectively and positively as a team player.
  • Superior organizational and analytical skills; excellent communication skills; strong problem- solving skills.
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point.