Retail Buyer Intern

$15.50 per hour for fall 2024 and part-time.

The University of Arizona BookStores is the official and only University owned and operated retail store. We proudly serve as an ambassador to a diverse array of guests while representing the University of Arizona brand. The University of Arizona BookStores Retail Buyer Internship offers students a unique and immersive learning experience, preparing them for future careers in the retail industry and providing valuable insights into the dynamic world of consumer trends and merchandising strategies.

The Retail Buyer Internship offers an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated students to gain valuable experience in the retail industry. As a Retail Buyer Intern, you will work closely with our retail buying team and play a vital role in assisting with the selection and procurement of merchandise for The University of Arizona BookStores. This internship is designed to provide hands-on experience, insight into retail buying processes, and exposure to the dynamic world of fashion and consumer trends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the buying team in creating and managing purchase orders, ensuring accuracy and timely delivery of merchandise.
  • Conduct research on current market trends, consumer preferences, and competitor analysis to identify potential product opportunities.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with vendors and suppliers. Communicate regularly to gather information on product availability, pricing, and negotiate terms.
  • Collaborate with the buying team to develop and maintain well-balanced product assortments that align with The University of Arizona brand and target market.
  • Assist in product placement and merchandising to ensure that products are displayed attractively in-store and online.
  • Assist customers with their selection and answer questions about store product
  • Participate in buying meetings, contributing ideas and insights while learning from experienced buyers.
  • Assist in monitoring inventory levels, reordering stock as needed, and managing inventory flow to optimize sales and minimize excess inventory.
  • Utilize sales data and retail analytics to make informed decisions about product performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Participate in product testing and evaluation to assess quality, fit, and functionality.

The University of Arizona BookStores is located on the UArizona Main Campus in Tucson, Arizona. This internship will be completed primarily in-person. To learn more and apply, visit Handshake:  

University of Arizona BookStores