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College Recruiting - Associate Merchant Intern (MBA)

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Job ID 1745051BR Date posted 10/08/2019 Location Mooresville, North Carolina Location Name Mooresville, NC (SSC) Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Full time Employment Type II Regular Line of Business Corporate Department LWS_USA_Campus Recruiting
Internship Program Overview
Lowe's 2020 Summer Internship Program offers an immersive leadership assignment to graduate students, enhancing their understanding of the retail business world through valuable, hands-on experience with a FORTUNE 50 company. Internships begin with orientation in late May and conclude in early August. The goal of this role is conversion into a full-time position for those that successfully complete the internship and upon candidate's graduation.

The internship will consist of a project-based assignment to broaden learning, experience, organizational knowledge, and business acumen. We are looking for people driven by potential. Dynamic individuals who are inspiring as they are inspired. Sharp minds eager to take on new challenges and recognize new opportunities. Great collaborators who understand the power of "we". People who push the boundaries of what's possible.

Education and/or Experience
Pursuing a MBA or Master's degree in Finance, Marketing or Supply Chain or related field with expected graduation date of December 2020 or May 2021
Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required
Proficiency in MSOffice Programs (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and other analytics programs/systems
Strong collaborative, analytical, problem solving, communication skills, along with financial and business acumen are required
Relevant internship and experience with strategic planning is a plus, as is experience in a leadership position at work or within a campus organization

Potential Areas of Learning

Assist the Merchant team with implementation and execution of product strategies that align with business objectives and financial goals. This role will support the merchant team through a variety of tasks, including business analysis, product review, vendor meetings, and execution of strategy.
• Responsible for specified portion of product assortments and groups.
• Supports Merchant teams and executes tasks to deliver on strategic objectives.
• Partners with leader and cross-functional partners to assist in building product assortment and lines for specified categories.
• Analyze business trends and identify areas of opportunities and provide recommendations for improvements to the Merchant teams.
• Helps manage relationships and facilitate vendor interactions working closely with Merchant/Sr. Merchant.
• Builds and maintains strong understanding of the industry.
• Partners for specific category tactics and execution.
• May make product decisions for assigned product category groups, including lumber and building materials, rough plumbing and electrical, kitchen and bath and millwork

This will serve as a feeder posting for 4 MBA Internships within Merchandising.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.