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Position Summary:

Do you want a career where you can use your skills to make a difference?

Do you want to be a part of a growing and progressive retailer?

Do you want to work for an organization where you can get noticed for your commitment to success?

Want to work for an organization committed in your growth and development? 

No matter what your style is, Belk has something to offer you. Belk is changing the face of retail; be a part of our future.

Belk is committed to investing in the careers of recent college graduates, as they enter our Emerging Leaders Program (formerly Executive Trainee Program). Belk Emerging Leaders are the top performers in their field and the program prepares you to move quickly into an accelerated career path at Belk.


The Emerging Leaders program will offer an intensive focus on professional development, job specific skill mastery and exposure to multiple aspects of the organization including senior leadership.

Within the program cohorts will participate in live training workshops, webinars, on-the-job project assignments, and rotations into other roles within the company.


The Emerging Leaders Program will look to hire numerous Merchandising candidates in our Charlotte, NC Headquarters. These roles will focus on strategic priorities within Belk Private Brands, Buying, Planning.  

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Support and drive the profitability of your buying office/department
  • Work in a fast paced, competitive, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • Analyze fashion and business trends while comparing location sales to highlight inventory successes and opportunities
  • Shop retail market to identify assortment, incoming trends and pricing opportunities based on competitive landscape
  • Prepare materials for merchant line review.  Assist in recapping, finalizing, and communicating style placement to cross functional development teams, agents and vendors
  • Providing business support through report generation and analysis of business results
  • Participate in assortment planning, seasonal financial planning and store planning

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Must have graduated within 12 months of June 2017 or be graduating by June 2017
  • Able to start fulltime in June 2017
  • Proven strong academic performer (GPA of 3.2 or higher preferred)2 years of related experience or 1 prior internship in field strongly preferred 
  • Strong organizational, time management and leadership skills are required
  • The ability to communicate effectively with clients, customers and all levels of the organization
  • Committed to meeting goals within a dynamic, fast-paced and results oriented environment
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Belk for this position now or in the future
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