Rent the Runway is hiring a

Fashion Buying - Fall 2016

Chicago, United States

About Rent the Runway:

Described by Forbes as “Tech’s Next Billion Dollar Star” Rent the Runway is set to disrupt the $1.7T Global Fashion Industry by ensuring that rental is a habitual, convenient, daily part of getting dressed. We believe that every woman in the U.S. and soon every woman in the world, should have a subscription to fashion that is powered by a mobile-first experience, aided by top-notch customer service and serviced by omni-channel capabilities. We also believe that fashion is an industry that should be democratized by giving everyone access to the real thing and the associated feelings of self-confidence that comes with. Since our launch in late 2009, we have raised over $125MM and built a transformative business model, proprietary technology all coded in-house, a unique reverse-logistics operation and one of the most beloved brands on earth. 5MM women in the U.S. are members of our community - many have used Rent the Runway for some of the most important events in their lives. We have also launched a foundation to support female entrepreneurship and help women build scalable businesses. There is a revolutionary spirit in our founding DNA that permeates to our culture today; Our team is smart, aggressive, entrepreneurial and ready to continue challenging old systems and rewriting new rules.

Internship Overview:

Rent the Runway is hiring an all-star intern in our New York City headquarters. The ideal candidate is passionate not only about the fashion industry but the business behind it, entrepreneurial, heavily involved on their college campus, creative, and driven. The internship is a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the fashion industry, and one of New York City's top startups while earning school credit.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Fashion team with projects and administrative tasks
  • Collaborate in a team setting
  • Sample procurement and management
  • Support the team at monthly photo-shoots
  • Collect materials and assemble presentations for the Fashion team
  • Create and edit the seasonal buy books
  • Assist with weekly selling recaps
  • Attend vendor market appointments to assist buyer

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a 4-Year college (undergrad or graduate)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Candidates should be fluent in excel
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate analyses
  • Have a positive attitude, and willingness to roll up their sleeves and get involved
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Must be a scrappy self-starter who knows how to prioritize and take ownership without a lot of structure or guidance