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Store Management

Bloomingdale’s Store Management Internship program will teach you the inner workings of a multi-million dollar upscale department store. In this paid program, you’ll shadow key members of our Store Management leadership team and be exposed to the day-to-day events of our dynamic, fast-paced industry.

A Day in the Life

Think outside the cubicle and embark upon a journey to become a professional who is one part business consultant, one part relationship guru and 100% leader. Check out how a day might go for you as a member of the Store Management team.

You’ll gain understanding of sales management, customer service, store operations, associate development, human resources and visual merchandising. This summer internship program is the first step to a rewarding career in store management and beyond, and potentially leads to an offer to join our Store Management Executive Development Program.

Locations and Start Dates

The Store-Management Internship is a summer program offered nationwide.

Career Growth

Bloomingdale’s Store Management Internship is the entry to our Executive Development Program. This paid summer program will expose you to cross-functional departments as you experience all facets of running a multimillion dollar upscale department store. Our developmental curriculum, experiential learning structure, and executive panels provide the skills and confidence needed for you to learn what it takes to be a leader and business owner in this fast-paced industry.

Store Management Executive Development Program

The Store Management Executive Development Program is a comprehensive curriculum that provides you with the skills and confidence to lead and inspire a large team of selling professionals. Through a robust mix of in-class training and on the job application, the Store Management Executive Development program supplies the foundation to be successful in a retail store setting. As a member of the Store Management Executive Development Program, you will be connected to a nation-wide cohort of emerging retail leaders. Classroom training focuses on providing you with the tools to be an effective coach, team leader and business owner. Store exposure and time spent on the sales floor reinforces development of leadership skills, executive presence, effective collaboration, and business analysis. The Stores Management Executive development program is the first step towards a career in today's dynamic retail landscape.

Business Sales Manager

The Business Sales Managers drive sales, service and loyalty through their Sales Professionals to deliver the plan. The Business Sales Managers are present and involved on the selling floor to ensure the customer experience is the number one priority. Highly interactive with both associates and customers, they are responsible for the daily execution of managing the floor, and for developing and empowering their associates to deliver results. The role is a developmental step towards becoming a Group Sales Manager.

Group Sales Manager

The Group Sales Manager drives sales, service and loyalty through their Business Sales Managers to deliver the plan. The Group Sales Manager anticipates the daily needs of the business, responds to market/fashion trends and gives specific direction to Business Sales Managers. The Group Sales Manager is “head coach” of Business Sales Managers and Executive Development Trainees and is responsible for their development. Group Sales Managers devise long term business strategies with their General Manager/Division Sales Manager. This is a developmental step towards becoming a Group Sales Manager.

Division Sales Manager

The Division Sales Manager drives sales, service and loyalty through their management team to deliver the sales plan. The Division Sales Manager establishes the customer as the number one priority and empowers managers and associates to provide a seamless customer experience. The Division Sales Manager is responsible for developing the business skills and leadership abilities of their executive team, providing a promotable bench for future leadership positions. The Division Sales Manager demonstrates the high level capability and broad scale capacity to devise collaborative strategic business plans and to execute those plans urgently and thoughtfully.

Trade/Market Specialist & Merchandise Manager

The Trade/Market Area Specialist strategically leads the execution of business priorities for their specific business function within the Trade Area Market. Trade/Area Market Specialists can be responsible for the strategic oversight of the Human Resource, Visual, Public Relations, Asset Protection or Operations functions. The Trade/Market Area Specialist develops and retains a skilled and motivated leadership team in their primary location and assists in the development of managers and their specific competencies in the Trade Area.

A strategic business partner to General Managers, the Merchandise Manager provides customer centric oversight for a group of stores known as a trade/market area. The Trade/Market Merchandise Manager spends time in stores with the goal of maximizing sales opportunities across the trade/market area. Informing long range merchandise planning strategies, The Trade/Market Area Merchandise Manager utilizes customer insights, sales analysis and understanding of competitive landscape to make meaningful recommendations.

General Manager

The General Manager is responsible for effectively strategizing and leading the execution of business priorities to achieve financial results in their store as part of a greater Market / Trade Area. As a consistent role model, coach, and communicator, the General Manager sets the standard for an outstanding customer shopping experience and drives the engagement of our workforce. The General Manager cultivates an empowered and equipped management team, building omnichannel competency to acquire and retain long-term, high value customers.

  • Current college Juniors with a solid academic record (GPA 3.0 or higher), all majors welcomed
  • Leadership skills that include professional business ethics, assertiveness and self-motivation
  • Team spirited approach to solving problems
  • Ability to prioritize projects and execute multiple tasks to achieve productivity and business goals
  • Strong business background including analytical skill to strategize data and draw conclusions
  • Ability to manage complex relationships
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Previous retail or customer service experience is a plus

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