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Buying/Merchandising Internship - Summer 2020

Job ID R42671 Date posted 01/25/2020

Are you looking to make the most of your college career? Do you have an interest in a career in Merchandising? Do you excel in a fast-paced environment?

If so, HSN is the place for you!!

HSN’s Merchandising department is currently recruiting for our very competitive Summer internship program. We are looking for top talent with the passion to drive the business.

HSN, a leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer, is looking for Buying Interns with passion for product to intern in our various Buying departments from May 26th – August 7th. This program is a great opportunity for anyone that is dedicated at growing their Merchandising career in our business.

Job Description Details

A Day in the Life

  • Track and process Buyer’s samples received from vendors.
  • Responsible for item creation, maintenance, monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and warehouse processing.
  • Partner to issue and expedite timely purchase orders (PO’s).
  • Work with Internal Departments to ensure products are ready for their “air date”.
  • Guest Scheduling and communication.
  • Communicate with other departments to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of product lifecycle activities.
  • Responsible for vendor communication and education, which includes communicating QA comments.
  • Answer all vendor calls in timely basis.
  • Responsible for daily office functions (e.g., filling, faxing, copying).

Must Haves

  • Able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week (full time) for an 11-week program
  • Enrolled at an accredited college or university (Must be a current student at the time of the internship)
  • Completed at least four (4) semesters of college from the following majors: Merchandising, Retail Management, Business, Marketing, Economics

Nice to Haves

  • Experience in Retail is strongly preferred.

About HSN, Inc.

HSN, Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts reach approximately 90 million households (with live programming 364 days per year) and its website — features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. Visit to learn more. HSN, Inc., founded 40 years ago as the first shopping network, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, “Qurate Retail Group”), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores -- and is #1 in video commerce, #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer).

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