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Assistant Buyer Internship

FIND YOUR FIT with Payless ShoeSource as an Assistant Buyer Intern.

You know who you are. And you know what moves you. That's why your chosen career should fit you as well as your favorite pair of shoes, every step of the way. And that's what makes a career with Payless ShoeSource the perfect fit for you.

NOTE: This position is available for Summer 2018

The Assistant Buyer internship at Payless will give students the valuable insight into the retail industry as well as the opportunity to grow as a young professional! Our program is designed to provide real work experience while providing the developmental tools for future success!

Job Responsibilities:
The Assistant Buyer Intern(s) will spend the majority of their time at the corporate office.
  • Interns will be assigned 1-3 Buying projects focused on apparel trends to identify product opportunities, creating reports and maintaining accurate data and using data to identify key drivers and makes recommendations for actions to be taken
  • Intern(s) will participate in different learning events, increasing overall knowledge of the retail industry.
  • Intern(s) will be assigned a mentor for support throughout their time at Payless.
The Assistant Buyer Intern(s) will spend several days throughout the summer working in a store in the Topeka/Lawrence/Manhattan/Kansas City area.
  • Intern(s) will perform Store Associate duties gaining exposure to the Payless customer and product.
  • Intern(s) will gain key insights to how Buying processes directly impact store operations.
  • Availability to work full time during the Summer of 2018
  • Currently enrolled in college or university
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Must have strong problem-solving and analytical abilities
  • Strong Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Retail experience preferred but not required.
Payless ShoeSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.

Payless ShoeSource is the 2nd largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, offering a wide range of shoes and accessory items at affordable prices for every member of the family. The company’s mission is simple: Become the first choice for style and value in footwear and accessories for our customers. Payless has more than 2,500 stores in more than 30 countries and was founded in 1956 in Topeka, KS. where its global headquarters remains today.

Being located in Topeka, KS, facilitates easy travel to all parts of the country. And, Topeka enjoys close proximity to Kansas City and Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, providing our Associates with multiple communities in which to reside.