Intern: E-Commerce Merchandiser
Posted on Aug. 22, 2023 by InternPlug
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Full time
- 1 Vacancy
Job Description12 month internship, Cape Town
Brands, such as: Gucci, Burberry, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Rimmel, Sally Hansen…
An exciting position has arisen within the Coty family for an Omni Merchant intern.
Coty is a global leader in beauty. We’re World #1 in Fragrance and World #3 in Color Cosmetics. Our iconic portfolio of more than 77 brands are sold in over 150 countries around the world. We believe in beauty with a purpose and brands that inspire, no matter where they are in the world. The Coty Africa team is bringing our business of BEAUTY, to life in Africa – localized and sustainable.
The function of this internship is to take responsibility for the content, stock, and marketing of the online stores. This extends through all systems, uploading and updating product information, uploading promotional banners, and managing landing pages on the websites. The intern would also ensure that samples are supplied appropriately to the photographic studio and returned, images supplied are activated onto the site as the product – with all accurate pricing, stock, description, and promotional information for go-live. The role would support both the marketing and merchandising aspects of the online store.
Implementing content strategy aligned with short-term and long-term marketing targets
Following the content calendar with the CM according to key messages & products launches
Collaborate with marketing and design agency teams to plan and develop site content, style and layout
Feeding the Artistic direction & brand storytelling by proposing new concepts & formats respecting brand and retailer guidelines
Develops creative for storefront, product page, and other areas of site areas for all .com retail sites – Banners, GIFs, etc.
Set up and ongoing maintenance of product pages and Brand Stores
Increase SEO value of PDPs (titles, descriptions, attributes) via keyword enhancements and brand insights
Writing, editing and proofreading content prior to sharing with the retailers
Manage content across different retailer platforms, including temporary visibility and e-mailers.
Manage content distribution to online channels and social media platforms to increase web traffic
Ensure all data and work is legally compliant (e.g. copyright protection) and approved by Brand licenses,
Assist in the implementation of global content management systems tools (DAM, PIMM)
Comprehension of and familiarity with social media
Review, monitor and analyze competitors’ initiatives/activities as they relate to our objectives to inform future digital content and programs and assess areas of opportunity
Engage, and cultivate strong relationships with internal/external partners
Brainstorm with team members to develop new ideas.
Degree in Digital Marketing, ideally with a focus on E-commerce (merchandising /copywriting) or equivalent
A working understanding of web technology tools an advantage
Experience with online shopping
Knowledge of the social and ecommerce landscape
Graphic Design tools (Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and/or Canva)
Personal social media experience (FB, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok)
Understanding of Social Media Management Tools desirable
Working in project teams or groups
Technical Skills and Competencies:
Copy writing skills
Attention to detail with an eagle eye for aesthetics
Good planning and organisational skills and follow through
Manages stress and can multitask and support multiple client projects simultaneously
Flexible to change, resilience and agility in a fast-paced environment
Solution orientated, creative problem solving, curious and willingness to think outside the box
Customer centric approach and ability to respond to customer needs
Ability to work independently and in a team, takes initiative and is accountable
Good business acumen and passion for e-commerce
Full proficiency in English language. Confident in both written and spoken communication
Good working knowledge of MS Office including Excel Pivots and VLookUp
Travel 5% of role
Coty Intern Graduate Learning Programme
Competitive intern package, including retention bonus
Learning and growth opportunities on-the-job with access to Coty Academy
Inclusive, dynamic start up culture
23 days leave per annum
Employee Wellbeing Programme
Opportunity to join DEI Culture committees to make a difference
Seniority Level Graduate
Industry Consumer Beauty & Luxury Goods
Employment Type Full-time
Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.
Note that Coty takes the processing of your personal information seriously and in accordance with the South African Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013, as amended from time to time (“POPI”). All information, statements, data, and content (such as CV’s/photographs /videos) which you submit to Coty are likely to reveal your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age, and/or other personal information about you.
By submitting your application, you give consent and authorise Coty to undertake collection, processing, and further processing of your Personal Information for the purposes of potentially securing employment.
As an applicant you agree to make available to Coty all necessary personal information required for the purpose of potentially securing employment.
Sept. 21, 2023
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