Inventory Planning - Internship - Summer 2018

Inventory Planning Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Planning Internship – Lands’ End


Lands’ End® is a classic American lifestyle brand with a passion for quality, legendary service, real value and a simple two-word promise to stand behind everything it sells: Guaranteed. Period Lands’ End delivers timeless style for Men, Women, Kids and the Home. With over 50 years of experience, Lands’ End is renowned for its culture of service for the customer and is recognized as an innovator in the industry. Lands’ End is publicly traded and listed on NASDAQ under the trading symbol (LE).

Our environment is customer focused and innovative. When you join Lands’ End, you will join over 5,000 talented individuals who are leaders, critical thinkers, accountable, curious, flexible, and results-minded all driving toward the same goal, to motivate customers and drive sales through multiple channels.  Our 12 week summer Internship Program is held at our Lands’ End corporate headquarters in Dodgeville, WI. Dodgeville is a community of about 4,000 that offers charming restored buildings with stores, specialty shops, restaurants and professional services. Nearby Governor Dodge State Park is Wisconsin’s largest with over 5,000 scenic acres, two lakes, and a waterfall. Dodgeville is located just 45 minutes from Madison.  Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin and is a progressive city with outstanding restaurants, bike trails, and beautiful lakes surrounded by numerous parks.  You can apply at

As a Lands’ End intern, you’ll join a diverse group of individuals from a variety of colleges, universities and areas of study for the 12 week summer program. Some highlights of our summer internship program include: 

  • Competitive internship salary
  • Relocation assistance
  • Summer Hours
  • Career-building workshops
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Team-building, networking activities including team project
  • Leadership and cross functional learning opportunities
  • Free access to an 80,000 square foot onsite fitness facility
  • Merchandise discounts on Lands’ End products


Our internship program is designed with future leaders in mind and serves as a pipeline for top talent. Participants in our program receive one-on-one mentorship while working alongside seasoned Planning and Allocation professionals.  You will work with the team to develop store level plans, provide analysis and identify opportunities for efficiency and productivity.  We will look to you to share your ideas and recommendations.  The Intern experience at Lands’ End is a comprehensive development-based role, designed to facilitate a robust planning and allocation career path.  Interns will be immersed and integrated in the various functions of planning and allocation and understand the factors that contribute to the broader scope of planning while gaining valuable hands-on experience in skill competency areas.  Lands’ End interns will gain exposure to labor planning, store planning, reporting, analysis and productivity modeling.   


As part of the experience you will focus on key projects for the department which may labor planning and fixture productivity in addition to various ad hoc projects which require analysis and reporting to identify store improvement opportunities as well as hind sighting and trend reporting.  You will be involved in key projects that will support future business decisions.  You will communicate with business partners to understand the internal decision making processes.  This internship is highly analytical and requires a passion for financial analysis and a point of view.  You will quickly come to appreciate the complexities of growing a global, multi-channel retailer. 


Successful Planning and Allocation candidates should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong industry knowledge and passion for the Lands’ End brand.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills
  • Exceptional knowledge and ability to work fluently with Excel
  • Ability to work with a variety of work styles as well as the ability to work independently, flexible.
  • Highly organized and ability to work independently.
  • Customer-focused, results driven, analytical.
  • Positive, can-do attitude.
  • Innovative, critical thinker with the ability to continuously operate strategically and work cross-functionally.
  • Strong communication skills, proven relationship builder.
  • Ability to drive to results and present fact based analysis and point of view