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Merchandise, Planning & Allocationinternship

Internship PetSmart, 1745 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85015, United States


About the Team

What are you doing next summer? Ever been to Phoenix, Arizona? At PetSmart, we are committed to developing future business leaders through our Emerging Talent programs. By joining our Merchandising, Planning Allocation (MPA) Team as an MP&A Intern, you'll join a collaborative group of pet lovers who'll do Anything for Pets.

As an MP&A (Merchandise Planning & Allocation) Intern, you'll join a team of pet specialty retailers, including teams of assortment analysts, demand planners, buyers and more. Our Merchandise Planning and Allocation (MP&A) teams are the driving forces behind making the organization’s product visions available to our consumers through calculated and strategic measures.

Your involvement in sales and margin forecasts, promotional performance analysis, inventory management, and vendor relationships will play a critical role in obtaining goals while maintaining PetSmart’s reputation in the market as a trusted partner to pet parents.

About the Job


PetSmart Summer Internships will take place June 3 - August 9, 2024

  • Partners with supervisor to understand business opportunities by looking at all reports,
    resources, and systems to begin to interpret statistics/analysis.
  • Analyze current business performance to understand future impact to make recommendations to manager
  • Creates impact by recommending plans to save dollars.
  • Partners with manager to recommend product flow due to seasonality and customer demographics
  • In partnership with team, review pre-season region monthly class plans based on key metrics
  • Support manager in creation of initial seasonal plans to learn how to develop plans that are well though out and support corporate direction.
  • Opportunity to create relevant stories for pet parents, that deliver solutions for the unique needs of their pets where and when they are receptive to great content
  • Leave your “paw” print with a project designed to help you make a true impact within your team and on the business

  • Present your recommendations and original ideas to PetSmart leaders and peers at the end of the summer

  • Develop and grow your soft skills with the support of a dedicated manager and a mentor


  • A passion for pets
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Business Management,
    Operations, or Merchandising, and/or related field
  • Proficiency MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint )
  • Graduating Fall 2024 or Spring 2025
  • Desire to learn, grow and engage with peers and leaders - ask for what you need
  • Ability to pivot alongside ever-changing business climate
  • Demonstrate professional verbal and written communication
  • Ability to display learning agility, reflective listening, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Willingness to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona for the summer and potential future FT role

About the Culture

  • 10-week paid and in-person summer internship
  • Relocation to Phoenix, AZ (if applicable)
  • Furnished housing to those relocating to Phoenix, AZ
  • Visibility to Senior Leaders across the company
  • Professional development opportunities, including a Toastmasters Session & opportunities to join our for additional networking opportunities
  • Pet-friendly environment! Yes, you can bring your pet to work
  • to be used online and in-store
  • alongside your fellow interns during volunteer opportunities in partnership with our local partners

About Campus Amenities

  • Top Dog gym with equipment, fitness classes, and personal trainers*
  • Sit & Stay Café - Offers Coffee Shop, breakfast & lunch options*
  • Full-time, on-site security
  • Covered Parking Garage
  • Access to a full-service Print Center and Mail Room
  • Closed Campus