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Spring 2024 Sophomore Diversity Student Summit: Merchandising

Here at Walmart and Sam’s Club, we are committed to recruiting, supporting and developing exceptional students who are looking to help us power the future of retail. This 3-day summit, taking place April 12th -15th at our headquarters in Northwest Arkansas, will be an interactive experience filled with professional development workshops, networking opportunities and social engagements with leaders, associates and campus recruiters who are invested in YOUR success. Invited students will also interview for a 2025 internship which means you may leave with an offer in your hand for next summer! Apply today to join us if eligible!


During the summit you will: 

  • Meet and hear from diverse leaders and associates, including various early career alumni
  • Learn about the breadth of business areas and opportunities available at Walmart & Sam’s Club
  • Attend a wide range of professional development workshops and sessions
  • Participate in formal and informal networking as well as social events and engagements
  • Explore the Northwest Arkansas area and learn more about the community [includes a local business expo]
  • Interview for a summer 2025 internship!


Merchandising Internship means an opportunity to explore a career as part of the world’s largest retailer!  We are looking for students who are strong problem solvers who can deliver solutions to complex, challenging problems. You will learn the core merchandising business as well as the support functions of Merchandising (such as Private Brands, Sourcing, Merchandising Execution, and Replenishment).  


What is Merchandising at Walmart & Sam’s? See below!

  • Data and Digital Acumen: Leverages data analysis tools to explore simple data, performs basic statistical analysis, derives insights, and creates basic reports. Uses visualization tools to represent data and construct coherent stories to influence decisions. Identifies, implements, and drives technology change within scope of work.
  • Shopper/Customer Experience: Owns the execution of customer communication and education programs in stores. Collaborates with the modular team. Owns search queries for an assigned category. Ensures the quality and accuracy of product page content. Follows taxonomy guidelines. Collaborates with Site Merchandising to run campaigns on the home page as planned. Implements rules to filter what appears in search results for shared search terms as needed.
  • Budgeting & Forecasting: Supports category finances by tracking performance against organizational financial targets. Creates sales reports that analyze sub-category performance against overall business results as needed. Supports forecasting as assigned. Provides input on budgeting at the sub-category level or below. Coordinates with planners/business analysts to determine financial plans and inventory purchase amounts.
  • Features and Promos: Develops and executes approved proposals for features across stores and online channels. Implements themes for monthly category features. Supports decisions on recommended modular strategies.
  • Modular & Assortment: Supports the implementation of modular layout principles for a category along with the modular team. Supports walkthrough execution, owns necessary adjustments based on post-walkthrough analysis, and makes recommendations. Supports decisions on corporate quantities of committed-buy and allocated items and quantities to be shared. Advises on sharing of items and item replenishment. Supports determination of the finalized modulars.
  • Category Administration: Supports merchants with the resolution of supplier issues and supports the setup of new suppliers for stores and online. Obtains missing, item-related information from suppliers and/or distributors to ensure items are correctly set up. Supports activity planning, store trainings, and store communications.
  • Business Execution: Supports the execution of business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs. developing and communicating. Develops and communicates business plans and priorities. Removes barriers and obstacles that impact performance. Provides resources Identifies performance standards. Measures progress and adjusts performance accordingly. Develops contingency plans. Demonstrates adaptability and supports continuous learning.
  • Strategic Initiative Support: Executes key business strategies and communication platforms by managing cross-functional initiatives that impact store and corporate processes. Manages merchandising programs and initiatives, customer and company communications, and associate training content. Makes recommendations for system support developments. Recommends merchandise priorities. Provides insight to senior management and other business partners on key issues and opportunities to drive the business. Translates merchandise strategies for assigned departments into executable programs.