Saturday, March 12, 2011

MBA Summer Rotation at Levi's -apply now

From the Levi's Website

Right now, we're looking for talented MBA’s who have a deep interest in the world of retail apparel to join our merchandising and marketing teams for 10 weeks this summer. If you're chosen, we'll teach you what you need to know about the world of merchandising and marketing. After all, the Levi’s® brand is the original and definitive denim brand in the world. In return, you'll advise us about your generation and what they're looking for when it comes to clothing.Our program will give you a chance to work on a strategic initiative that is presented to senior leadership, in addition to impacting consumers hrough marketing and merchandising rotations.

And to top it off, you'll spend the summer in beautiful San Francisco!
Position Overview

The Levi’s® Merchandising & Marketing MBA intern will be a key contributor to driving the Levi’s® Men's business worldwide. This role will exist in an environment of tremendous change and excitement: the Levi’s® brand is currently re-organizing from regional business units into a global business unit, with Merchandising, Design and Marketing (internally called “the Hub”) sitting at the creative core of the new organization.
This internship will provide a unique opportunity, as it features two 5-week summer rotations. One rotation will be in the Men's Merchandising group. The second rotation will be within Marketing or Strategy. The combination of learning experiences just might bring your consumer focus skills to the top of the pack.

The major responsibilities of these groups include:

•Merchandising: Razor-focused on understanding our core consumers and the competitive environment in order to create brand-right and market leading product. Merchandising has aesthetic, financial, and strategic ownership over Levi’s® Men's product, and therefore success as a merchant requires not only a discerning aesthetic eye, but also sound business management and leadership skills.

•Marketing: Understanding our core consumers and the competitive environment in order to deliver leading brand marketing programs and communications for the Levi’s® brand. Marketing works very closely with Merchandising to ensure product and brand marketing is tightly integrated. Marketing also requires a strong balance between a discerning aesthetic eye and sound business management and leadership skills.

•Strategy: Shape key forward-looking growth strategies that are also aligned with broader corporate goals. Strategy plays a key role in both driving major cross-functional projects for the Hub, and acting as the “devil’s advocate” in challenging and pressure-testing strategies that are being developed or are underway. Strategy requires a “jack of all trades” skill set and attitude, as projects are highly varied and are usually highly complex and high-profile.

The nature of the work during the internship, will include:

•Owning a major work stream focused on uncovering and assessing growth opportunities in the denim market.
•Participating in key go-to-market process activities, from either a merchandising or marketing perspective (depending on rotation), which could include product and/or marketing development.
•Supporting organizational transformation as the Levi’s® brand moves from a regional model to a global model, and unlocking ways to improve methods of collaboration.
•Highlighting and implementing ways to foster innovation within the company.
•Providing insights and support to executives across the company on timely work streams.


•Strong passion for human-centered design.
•Strong passion for executing well-rounded consumer experiences , across product, marketing, social/digital, in-store, etc.
•Strong interest in the apparel industry.
•Currently enrolled full-time in top-tier MBA program, with expected graduation in spring/summer 2012.

How to Apply
On-campus recruiting efforts will take place at the following business schools:
Duke - Fuqua
Harvard Business School
Northwestern - Kellogg
Stanford GSB
UC Berkeley - Haas
University of Michigan - Ross

If we're not recruiting at your campus, you may apply via the Careers section of Search: MBA Internship

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