Merchandising Internship

1600 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72201

Dillard’s Merchandising internship is a fully paid, fast-paced, competitive program designed to prepare talented & ambitious college students for a full-time position within Dillard’s Merchant Team.

Program Details (The Specifics)
Merchant Training
June 3, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Two-week rotations through select Accessories, Home, and Menswear Merchant Teams. This will focus on understanding the buying process, learning systems, area-specific projects, and job shadowing.

Training Workshops focused on gaining insight into Merchant/Store support areas to include Replenishment, Finance & Accounting, Distribution Centers & Logistics, Vendor Compliance, Store Planning & Construction, and Product Development & Design.

Networking opportunities and store visits with Senior Leaders.


  • Review and analyze data and reports, including sales, orders, sales to stock ratios and trends to
    determine courses of action based on analysis of brand performance.
  • Manage Purchase Orders through style set up, order generation, and database management.
    Create assortment plans for stores based on sales plans.
  • Analyze fashion trends and recommend future product purchases.
  • Manage vendor performance in order to achieve financial goals.
  • Analyze and recommend opportunities to expand existing brands and establish new brands.
  • Review replenishment by door and maximize product performance and minimize liabilities.
  • Develop relationships with vendors to optimize performance and achieve business objectives.
  • Prepare and recommend marketing and advertising proposals related to assigned brand(s).
  • Professionally communicate with members within the organization and vendor partners.
  • Organize and maintain sample development vaults/rooms based on team needs.
  • Visit Dillard’s stores with buyers and executives to identify opportunities to support retail teams.


  • Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
  • Emphasis in Business Management, Marketing, Finance or Fashion Merchandising preferred.
  • Strong academic performance (GPA of 3.0 or higher).
  • Prepared and ready to work full-time at the Little Rock, AR corporate office by the Program start date.


  • Interest and ability in analytical and financial skills.
  • Previous internships and/or work experience preferred.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and collaborate with others to achieve assigned goals.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and results-oriented environment.
  • Strong professional work ethics, assertiveness, and self-motivation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, customers, & vendor partners, including at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Authorized to work in the United States and will not require authorization or sponsorship by
  • Dillard’s for this position now or in the future.

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