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Intern Wholesale Operations

Posted 17 Jul 2024
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English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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ABOUT THE BRAND

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 & Men's ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods, swimwear and underwear are managed directly from our Amsterdam headquarters, while other categories, including 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

For this position, the Wholesale Operations Intern provides support in the day to day wholesale activities within the department ranging from data analyses/reporting, supporting on key account management, oversight of product flows, being in direct contact with internal as well with external stakeholders of the Karl Lagerfeld brand. This position grants a student the opportunity to get hands on experience within the fashion industry, while receiving professional guidance and personal development opportunities while working on personal research projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist wholesale team members in managing and overseeing end-to-end outbound operations; including inventory management, seasonal orderbook management, pricing, promotions, and maintain a customer service centric approach to all work.
  • Support wholesale team and our customers as a first point of contact in the office by providing information on the seasonal line, prices, reporting and by being a link to the other departments in the organization.
  • Full ownership and monitoring of outbound flow of goods during the shipping season.
  • Maintain a helicopter overview of processes and information flow between sales-, merchandising- and logistics department and anticipate any implications for operations and our customers further down the line.
  • Ability to challenge numbers and information derived from reports and spot mistakes immediately.
  • Basic proficiency in Excel (familiarity with v-lookups and pivot tables is a plus) and familiarity with ERP systems.

Requirements

  • You are enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters program following one of the following disciplines: Business Administration/or Management, Supply Chain Management, Accounting or related field.
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written; other European language is a plus.
  • You have excellent skills with Microsoft office: Outlook, Excel, PPT.
  • You are strong in building and maintaining relationships and work collaboratively with different departments.
  • You are proactive and think ahead, bring structure in your work and are independent.
  • You communicate openly, honestly and constructively.
  • You have a strong interest in Wholesale Management and fashion.
  • You possess excellent customer service skills

Start date: November 2024 - Available for 6 months

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 have to have European nationality or study in the Netherlands.

Why #TEAMKARL? (HQ)

  • Learning and development courses/trainings
  • Opportunity to make an impact
  • Working in the heart of Amsterdam
  • And exclusive sample sales only for #TEAMKARL

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