Merchandising Intern

| Austin
What is Spreetail
Spreetail is an ecommerce company that currently operates VMInnovations, a multi-marketplace retailer that sells thousands of awesome products through major marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, and Walmart. Spreetail is currently in the middle of building something big, new, and exciting due to launch in 2019 with a simple mission: to make customers’ lives better through exceptionally fast service, great products, and community impact.
Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Spreetail has recently expanded into two new offices based in Omaha, NE and Austin, TX with rapidly growing teams. We currently have hundreds of employees across the company, and are searching for crazy smart, talented, visionary people.
Who is a Spreetailer
Spreetailers are collaborative go-getters who say bring it on when faced with a challenge. We build technology, run warehouses, market products, recruit top-notch talent, and create original community-focused programs that make a real-world impact. No day is the same and we thrive in a dynamic, innovative environment. We aren't part of your typical company and we're proud of that.
Our culture is based on opportunity, openness, relationship building, and hard work. We believe this is what makes everyone happy and fulfilled with their positions in the long run. 
These internships will run from mid-May to mid-August 2019, ending with our annual company trip. 
Spreetail's merchandising department is the connecting link from products to our customers. They work with suppliers to create a plan for purchasing products and while ensuring that all of our listings are active and optimized on all of our marketplaces. They're a vastly growing team, new products and brands are added every week to our product line.
As a merchandising intern, you are gritty. You enjoy seeing your work and seeing the different milestones that are achieved due to your day-to-day projects. You enjoy challenging yourself and others and possess the ability to be detail-oriented at an efficient pace. The analytical and communication skills you offer are hand-in-hand in noticing trends in data and correcting any issues you identify.
Merchandising interns help other account managers with vendor development in different stages of the process. Starting with the introductory stage, you will be investing time in mainly vendor and product research, meeting with new vendors, creating purchase orders, learning about competitive pricing, and finally launching products onto marketplaces. You will assist in implementing and improving the process of launching new items to site, listing optimization, leading the efforts of new program roll-outs across different marketplaces, such as Amazon, Walmart, and eBay. You will use data and other analytics in order to properly analyze current sales and how to increase margin and revenue in strategic ways.

You should have:

  • Proficiency in excel
  • Stamina and drive
  • Desire to learn and creative problem-solving 
  • Curiosity about e-commerce and the business as a whole
  • Spreetail isn’t just a job or career, it’s a lifestyle that isn’t for the faint of heart. Expect to put in the necessary hours each week to get the job done and break out of your comfort zone to tackle problems and pursue innovative solutions. If you’re looking for a challenge and a career you can grow with, Spreetail is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

We'll reward you with:

  • Competitive hourly pay and time and a half for anything over 40 hours 
  • Leadership training and development support 
  • Opportunity to own projects from start to finish - including a philanthropic community initiatives project 
  • Invitation to the annual company trip, with flight and hotel stay paid for by Spreetail

Equal Opportunity EmployerSpreetail is an equal opportunity employer that hires based on stellar qualifications, positive attitude, and exemplary work ethic rather than factors like age, gender, race, nationality, religion, or sexuality.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Spreetail's office is located at 4th and Congress, right in the heart of downtown Austin.

An Insider's view of Spreetail

What are some social events your company does?

One of my favorite (unofficial) social events is something we call 6:00 Club. Every Thursday at 6 p.m., if people are still at the office we all go into the bar room to play games and just get to know each other. It’s a great way to de-stress and hang out with people that you might not work with on a day-to-day basis!

Angie

Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

My team and I set the standards for backend development. We have autonomy to design and implement our solutions — very rarely are we prescribed dotted lines to follow. It takes a great deal of trust and just as much shared vision, but people tend to develop way faster if they're given the reigns.

Jimmy

Engineering Chapter Lead

What are some things you learned at the company?

The speed at which we get tasks accomplished at Spreetail has made me reevaluate how much I can get done in a single day. The people here attack their job. It has made me raise my bar and bring that intensity to the office every day.

Scott

Head of Private Brands

What are Spreetail Perks + Benefits

Spreetail Benefits Overview

When it comes to creating opportunity and wealth for our team, Spreetail works hard to enhance your employee experience through benefit programs and perks that provide meaningful support and allow you to be successful in your work.

Spreetail offers some pretty great benefits to thank you for your contributions to the company’s success. Some are traditional, and some are extra special.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to great benefits like health insurance, unlimited time off, and a full calendar of company events, Spreetail strives to provide employees with benefits that go above and beyond. Purchase a home after 2 years of employment, and we'll support you with a $5,000 bonus. Donate to a cause that's meaningful to you, and we'll match it dollar for dollar, up to $250 each year, or $1,000 after you've been with us for 5 years. Help us hit our team goals, and we'll take off on a company trip each year.

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