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Retail Operations Intern

Posted 25 May 2024
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English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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At Karl Lagerfeld, we are driven by Karl’s mantra: “Embrace the present and invent the future.”

Always contemporary and forward-looking, the House of KARL LAGERFELD shares the creative vision and design aesthetic of its iconic founder, Karl Lagerfeld.

We are the only fashion house that carries Karl’s name on its door and we strive to live up to this responsibility in everything we do, every day, with the utmost joy and passion.

Our headquarters in Paris and in Amsterdam are home to a highly diverse and driven team of KARL family members that hail from over 50 countries. Together, we aim to create meaningful stories and product concepts that connect to Karl’s world and iconic attributes.

Women’s ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods and underwear are managed directly from our Amsterdam headquarters, while other categories, including menswear, footwear, fragrances, eyewear and more, are developed with best-in-class licensing partners.

We connect with our consumers on multiple levels, ensuring that our online and offline approach goes hand in hand. We thrive to maximize consumer engagement via more than 200 KL stores worldwide, our premium wholesale partners, and our strong digital footprint, spearheaded by our KARL.COM flagship store, which reaches 96 countries. Our digital channels currently represent more than 30% of our overall full-price business.

We are a dynamic, fast-growing and inclusive company built on professionalism and strong values. At KARL LAGERFELD we’re committed to working toward the highest standards of sustainability and integrity across all areas of our business. In 2019, KARL LAGERFELD joined as a founding member of the Fashion Pact, a global sustainability initiative seeking to transform the fashion industry through objectives in three areas: climate, biodiversity and ocean protection.

THE ROLE:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our team as a Retail Operation Intern. In this role, you will support the daily operations of the retail department while gaining valuable hands-on experience in the industry. You will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in the industry and gain valuable skills that will benefit you throughout your career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Retail Department
  • Support Store Managers in operational and administrative tasks
  • Assisting with weekly and monthly reports
  • Follow-up development of packaging items (sampling, order process, quality checks, etc.)
  • Support with business analysis and presentations
  • Support bi-annual store seminar
  • Support new store openings

Skills, Education & Experience

  • Bachelor studies in Management, International Business, or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office - particularly Excel
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written - additional languages are a plus
  • Proactive, organized and analytical mindset

Profile:

  • Able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Able to work in an international work environment
  • Interest & passion for the fashion industry
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a positive "can-do" attitude are a must
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask

Please note that we can only consider your application if you are enrolled for the full duration of your internship at your school or university. Also, due to Dutch legislation, you need to have European nationality or study in the Netherlands.

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.
KARL LAGERFELD’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional…


Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.

KARL LAGERFELD’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewellery. In 2016 the company launched bridal fine jewellery and KARL LAGERFELD PARIS, which brings Parisian-inspired styles to North America. In 2018, it launched the KARL LAGERFELD X KAIA collection — designed with model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber — which was the company’s largest collaborative project to date.

KARL LAGERFELD’s expanding network includes over 100 mono-brand points of sale worldwide, plus a premium wholesale presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The global flagship store on KARL.COM reaches 96 countries and reflects KARL LAGERFELD’s expertise in engagement through digital innovation.

Retail
Amsterdam
125 employees