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Brand Management, KVD Beauty - MBA Internship

Internships | San Francisco, CA | Internship

Job Description

ABOUT KENDO

Kendo Holdings, Inc. is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group.  A play on the words “can do”, Kendo has become the hub of creativity and next generation beauty product development for global Sephora channels and selective retailers outside of Sephora.

Through original development, collaborations and acquisitions the Kendo stable of brands will always be creative, inspiring and innovative. A dynamic engine of speed, expertise and market-savvy, the Kendo team continues to redefine the beauty industry through great product, great storytelling, great retail and direct-to-consumer partnerships.  This shows up in everything we do and in what we stand for:

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT:  We seek creative ways to get things done
  • PERSEVERANCE:  We are moved by Winston Churchill’s words, ‘never, never, never give up’ 
  • GENEROSITY:  The power of giving
  • STORYTELLING:  Creating authentic stories to inspire
  • QUALITY OBSESSION:  Our product quality is a reflection of ourselves
  • FUN:   Work, life, and fun are woven of a single fabric
  • ADVOCACY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:  We believe in listening with humility and acting with courage. We recognize, seek, and celebrate the power of diversity across the full spectrum of personal identity.

The Kendo house of brands currently includes: Bite Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, KVD Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Ole Henriksen.

 

ABOUT SUMMER 2021 INTERNSHIPS

Kendo Brands Summer Internship is a paid, 8 week program where you will be focused on an assigned project, while being introduced to and fully integrated into the daily activities of your team. For Summer 2021, our program will be 100% virtual. You will get the opportunity to explore a department and learn what it is like to develop a career at a beauty brand incubator. Our internships will include exposure to senior leadership in the Kendo organization and regular check-ins on internship status. Interns will also get an opportunity to learn about LVMH and how Kendo fits into the LVMH family.

Applications for the Kendo Summer Internship Program will be open from April 1 – April 16. Applications will close on April 16 at 5 pm PT. We encourage students of diverse backgrounds to apply, including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+, military status and people with disabilities.

Qualified candidates must be rising juniors or seniors, or no more than one year post graduation. You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Kendo’s internships will be a fulltime 8 week program. Candidates must be available to work either June 7 – July 30 or June 28 – August 20.


As an MBA Summer Intern, you will help the KVD Beauty Global Brand Product team build our product pipeline strategy by analyzing macro market trends and deep diving into niche & artistry trends.


Responsibilities:

  • Qualitative deep dive into beauty trends, focusing on niche & artistry movements
  • Performance analysis of all makeup categories by format & benefit
  • Category mapping and white space analysis


Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an MBA program, preferably in Brand/Product Management or Market Research Analysis
  • Makeup junkie
  • Ability to drive deliverables in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Solid business, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook