Wayfair offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points with a superior customer service and inspiring interior topics. With an unparalleled selection of more than seven million home items from 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price. Always committed to using technology to create a superior shopping experience, Wayfair developed Wayfair Next which concentrates on 3D visualization technology.
Wayfair generated $4.3 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 6,800 people.
Wayfair Internship – Spring/Summer 2018
Your internship will be in one of the key functions across the business dependent on a combination of interest, skills and experience. When applying, please indicate your top choices for functional areas of interest (up to 3, in order of preference). If we notice a stronger fit for a team other than those indicated in the application, we will consider you for that as well.
Functional Areas of Interest and potential team placements include:
Although we currently only operate in Germany and UK, we aim to serve ultimately a population of 450 million and a land mass that is of the same scale as the United States. Our aim is to offer an unparalleled selection of great value products for the home and excellent customer service. Each Category Management team is responsible for profitably growing its portfolio by driving strategic initiatives and growth opportunities with suppliers. The teams align with external supplier partners and cross-functional internal teams to advance key business drivers, such as selection, pricing, operational performance, marketing promotions, and merchandising.
Awarded best E-Retail marketer in 2016 by Internet Retailer, our Marketing team fuels growth by introducing new customers to Wayfair and driving engagement from our loyal customer base. We drive profitable top line revenue growth by making investments that will drive the greatest return for the business and leveraging our understanding of the customer to drive the overall business strategy. We work cross-functionally with Engineering and Product Management teams to build our own ad tech platforms and partner closely with innovative companies in the tech space such as Google and Facebook to test and explore new opportunities. As an intern, you’ll be assigned to a specific channel (e.g. Search, Display, Email, Social Media etc.) helping drive ad tech development, and growing the business.
The merchandising department is responsible for the creation and maintenance of our product catalogs. We add tens of thousands of new products each month both for limited-time events and for ongoing product selection. We also continually improve the catalog – fixing issues and increasing the content to improve customer experience. Our goal is to influence customer behavior and therefore continue to improve the quality on the merchandising “basics” to increase the conversion rate. We also understand where the customer is shopping on site – where they are most / least engaged through the funnel, we create customized, hand-curated landing pages based on analytics supported by new merchandising tools. Finally, we provide inspirational and buying assist content to drive engagement and purchasing.
Supply Chain Operations
Wayfair’s Supply Chain Operations team is revolutionizing customer delivery experience through innovation. The team has a broad scope, including Supplier Performance and Operations Analytics. The team develops and executes data-driven transformational strategies to generate game-changing competitive advantage and enduring customer satisfaction. Roles are highly cross-functional and cover strategy, analytics, and hands on execution. Success relies on innovative problem solving, strong business acumen, quantitative skills, and collaboration with external and internal partners. At Wayfair, Supply Chain & Logistics is an area of strategic differentiation offering countless opportunities and rewarding experiences across career paths.
Detailed responsibilities will vary by team; however typical responsibilities include:
Cultivate and strengthen relationships with internal and external partners and vendors
Testing new innovative ideas and analyzing trends
Researching categories and vendors to build out selection
Identify new, profitable opportunities for targeting and segmentation
Using creative strategy and data to communicate efficiently
Targeting opportunity areas and recommending solutions to drive results
Develop strategy for priority initiatives and lead implementations
Utilize web analytic tools to analyze and optimize performance
Collaborating frequently with other Wayfair departments
Strong academic background in a Business or Technical related field
Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills and a desire to make processes better
Strong communication skills
Fluency in English and German
Ability to multi-task, work in a team and thrive in a fast-paced environment
Proficient with MS Office and especially MS Excel
Experience with SQL is a plus
Enthusiastic, with proven ability to rapidly get up to speed with job knowledge
What we offer:
A company culture driven by pioneer-thinking and talent that crosses departments and hierarchies
Great mentors and career development opportunities through our learn@work program
We contribute to your gym membership and offer free Yoga classes, as well as Wellness Weeks with massages, workshops and other exciting events
Of course fresh fruits, snacks & drinks every day!
We’re in the heart of the Berlin startup scene with lots of space to encourage collaboration and teamwork
Let’s not forget the chance to join the next global giant in e-commerce
How to apply:
We´re happy to hear from you! Work with us! Please apply in English via our recruitment system Jobvite and have your CV and a motivation letter (or however you want to express you´re the right candidate) ready and use this link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ohMP6fwI&s=TUB+Viadrina