Field Internship Training (FIT) - Gap Outlet - Chicago Premium

The FIT intern is a dynamic, hard-working individual with vision, initiative, excellent communication skills, and a sharp focus. The FIT intern will be responsible for completing a 10-week in-store training program that ensures strong operations and leadership skills. Upon successful completion of the program, the intern will be offered a store leadership role.
The intern will be placed in a store of 30-60 team members. They will be responsible for completing all aspects of the internship including reading, activities, calls and experiences, providing leadership that will uphold the Gap Inc customer experience vision. The FIT will learn how to create a great place to shop for our customers and a great place to work for our employees. They will assist with driving business by overseeing a store with sales ranging from 2-7 million and will learn how to lead an exceptional customer experience through visual merchandising, strategic product placement, store operations, financial acumen and human resource activities and experiences.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Learn to manager through effective planning, prioritizing, communication and follow up
Exposure to developing and communicating short term and long term business plans that set clear performance objectives for the store team
Observes, setting team direction, supporting priorities and maximizing the internal and external customer experience
Utilizes company tools and sales reports to analyze trends and identify business opportunities
Reflects weekly to measure and receives feedback on individual performance
Partners with the General Manager to review the scheduling plan to effectively manage workload, support business objectives and maximize productivity
Discusses short term and long term recruiting, hiring and staffing strategy to support the business
Participates in interviews, hiring and training associates
Creates a positive work environment through ensuring all policies are followed
Partners with the General Manager to establish clear performance goals for 10 week program to ensure objectives are accomplished
Passion for creating an extraordinary customer experience
Students of all majors are welcome to apply. A GPA of 2.7 or better is preferred.
Past retail experience is preferred but not required.
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Excellent communication, presentation, delegation, follow-up skills
Excellent attention to detail
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to effectively communicate with customers and store personnel
Maneuver around Sales floor, stock room and office
Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds
SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the internship activities, and the business, including evening overnight and weekend shifts.
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