Category Planning Internship (Management Development Program) Job

  • Company: BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Location: Westborough, Massachusetts
  • Posted: November 18, 2017
  • Reference ID: 21662-en_US

BJ's Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar operation with more than 200 clubs in 16 states from Maine to Florida.

While our Members know us for helping them save up to 25% off grocery prices every day, our Team Members  love us for providing a supportive and engaging workplace that’s committed to developing great talent.

If you’re a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working collaboratively and is committed to providing great service for our Members, we want to hear from you. BJ’s offers a fast-paced, team environment with great training opportunities and competitive salary and benefits packages to help you  succeed.

Assist with reinventing Zone 2 with a focus on assortment planning. Research categories to determine which ones to elevate and which to eliminate. Evaluate outdoor and sporting good categories to maximize space and profit.

This role will gain experience in:


  • Researching competitive landscape and consumer trends to ensure alignment with merchandising strategy.
  • Exploring merchandising strategies through risks and opportunities and presents recommendations.
  • Process management.
  • Implementing merchandising policies and procedures.
  • Providing analytical support, insights, and recommendations to the merchandise team while learning the long-range business strategy and tactics associated with the merchandising function.
  • Functioning as liaison and point of contact for vendors, merchandise, supply chain, operations and marketing teams to resolve issues and communicate expectations.
  • Generating financial reports and analyzing data to draw conclusions and provide insights and recommendations to help reach and exceed sales and margin plan.
  • Maintaining awareness of merchandise, consumer trends and competitive environment through competitive shopping, price checking, vendor meetings, trade shows, and demographic research.



  • Rising Junior or Senior in Merchandising; Economics; Finance Analytics, minimum GPA: 3.4
  • Works well cross functionally
  • Understands financial statements and marketing fundamentals
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Analytical thinker
  • Retail experience preferred

BJ's Wholesale Club is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, atypical cellular or blood trait, marital and/or familial status, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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