Product Development Merchandising Intern, Summer 2018
Birchbox - New York NY

Internship Category: Paid

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  • About Birchbox

    Founded in 2010, Birchbox is a leading beauty and grooming retailer, offering an efficient, personalized way to discover and shop for new products. We redefined the e-commerce experience by pairing a monthly subscription of samples with a curated online shop featuring more than 800 best-in-class brands. Every month, subscribers receive five prestige samples tailored to their unique profile along with inspiring editorial content that creates a seamless path to purchase full-size versions of their favorites on Birchbox.com. In 2012, we launched Birchbox Man and expanded internationally, and in 2014, we opened our first brick-and-mortar store in Soho. Today we have more than one million subscribers and operate in five countries, including France, Spain, UK, and Belgium. Birchbox is headquartered in New York City.

    As the Merchandising – Product Development Intern, you will work closely with the Product Development Manager on the sourcing and production of products, accessories and packaging. You will provide support for a variety of different tasks, from sample organization and product testing to supplier relations and competitive research. You will also work closely with a Merchant and Merchant Associate to explore the brand & product management process for our in-house developed brands.

    We work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where there is never a shortage of engaging, exciting work to take charge of!

    The Merchandising – Product Development Intern at Birchbox will:

    • Assist in organizing and coordinating packaging and product submissions
    • Assist Associates in managing samples/products between warehouse/cross teams
    • Conduct competitive market analysis
    • Organize sample and standards closet
    • Support supplier relations of packaging, product & accessories
    • Help implement formula standards and requirements with vendors
    • Enter new opportunities into Salesforce
    • Help in ideating and creating content for social media posts, and campaigns for our in-house brands, and work with influencer partnerships by sending products as needed
    • Monitor competitor activity across social media platforms
    • Be responsible for other ad hoc Product Development & Merchant projects as needed

    A successful Merchandising – Product Development Intern candidate at Birchbox should be/have:

    • A college student who can receive credit
    • A self-starter who can take direction but work independently
    • An interest in the beauty industry, specifically production & sourcing
    • An approachable & positive attitude
    • Own the mentality that “no job is too small”
    • A genuine interest and understanding of the Birchbox value proposition and the company culture
    • Previous internship experience in an office environment preferred, but not required
    • Able to multi-task, and work in a fast paced environment
    • Social media experience a plus but not required

    ** Please note this internship is for credit only. Candidates must be able to dedicate a maximum of 40 hours per week throughout the Summer. **

    About Birchbox

    Founded in 2010, Birchbox is a leading beauty and grooming retailer, offering an efficient, personalized way to discover and shop for new products. We redefined the e-commerce experience by pairing a monthly subscription of samples with a curated online shop featuring more than 800 best-in-class brands. Every month, subscribers receive five prestige samples tailored to their unique profile along with inspiring editorial content that creates a seamless path to purchase full-size versions of their favorites on Birchbox.com. In 2012, we launched Birchbox Man and expanded internationally, and in 2014, we opened our first brick-and-mortar store in Soho. Today we have more than one million subscribers and operate in five countries, including France, Spain, UK, and Belgium. Birchbox is headquartered in New York City.

    As the Merchandising – Product Development Intern, you will work closely with the Product Development Manager on the sourcing and production of products, accessories and packaging. You will provide support for a variety of different tasks, from sample organization and product testing to supplier relations and competitive research. You will also work closely with a Merchant and Merchant Associate to explore the brand & product management process for our in-house developed brands.

    We work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where there is never a shortage of engaging, exciting work to take charge of!

    The Merchandising – Product Development Intern at Birchbox will:

    • Assist in organizing and coordinating packaging and product submissions
    • Assist Associates in managing samples/products between warehouse/cross teams
    • Conduct competitive market analysis
    • Organize sample and standards closet
    • Support supplier relations of packaging, product & accessories
    • Help implement formula standards and requirements with vendors
    • Enter new opportunities into Salesforce
    • Help in ideating and creating content for social media posts, and campaigns for our in-house brands, and work with influencer partnerships by sending products as needed
    • Monitor competitor activity across social media platforms
    • Be responsible for other ad hoc Product Development & Merchant projects as needed

    A successful Merchandising – Product Development Intern candidate at Birchbox should be/have:

    • A college student who can receive credit
    • A self-starter who can take direction but work independently
    • An interest in the beauty industry, specifically production & sourcing
    • An approachable & positive attitude
    • Own the mentality that “no job is too small”
    • A genuine interest and understanding of the Birchbox value proposition and the company culture
    • Previous internship experience in an office environment preferred, but not required
    • Able to multi-task, and work in a fast paced environment
    • Social media experience a plus but not required

    ** Please note this internship is for credit only. Candidates must be able to dedicate a maximum of 40 hours per week throughout the Summer. **

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