Category Development Analyst Co-op
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Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters, SKIPPY, SPAM, Hormel Natural Choice, Applegate, Justin's, Wholly, Hormel Black Label, Columbus and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the "Global 2000 World's Best Employers" list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine's most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for 12 years, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement
Job Purpose:This internship position will mainly work with the Bethlehem office category development analyst team on projects that include analyzing and developing category plans, tactics, and strategies that are consistent with marketing objectives and customer needs.
The co-op intern will be exposed to a complex set of competitive issues and strategies around geographic markets, brands, categories, customers, management, negotiations, and marketing.
During the co-op internship, this individual will interact with individuals in a variety of job functions, including marketing, sales, retail operations, consumer insights, and syndicated data suppliers. These contacts may range from Hormel field and Corporate-based individuals to retail customers.
As part of their assignment, the individual in this co-op internship will assist the category development team in the following:
Assessments of categories/brands with the goal of improved business results, including sales, distribution, profitability and brand share growth for the customer and Hormel Foods Corporation.
Development of category-based recommendations based on "pulling" and analysis of data from various sources, including internal Hormel data, retailer-specific POS/internal data, and IRi syndicated data
Recommendations development, which may include new item distribution, distribution opportunities, shelf space management, merchandising strategies for various markets, and customer performance tracking.
This individual may be asked assist in the presentation of these recommendations to one or more Hormel retail customers.
Additional experiences include:
Sales presentation to Corporate team
Lead/develop key customer project to be presented to the retailer at the end of 6-month co-op internship
Assist local customer headquarter sales team to develop promotional planner, utilizing trade budget, and volume forecasting
Participate in retailer food shows with customer headquarter sales team
Opportunities to shadow and work cross-functionally with other divisions
Some overnight travel, including Corporate and other Hormel field sales offices
Competitive product cuttings to evaluate product differences and attributes
Must graduate in December 2022, May 2023 or August 2023 and be enrolled in the Food Marketing program with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred
Demonstrated leadership, persuasive, initiative, and communication skills are necessary for success in this position
Possess knowledge of computers, syndicated data, space management tools, spreadsheets, databases, and category management tools
Possess a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit
Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa
Must be comfortable with the preparation and consumption of meat products; more specifically, pork, beef, chicken, and peanuts
Location and Hours:
Bethlehem, PA sales office
Position is full time, 40 hours per week beginning late May and ending mid-December
Paid housing allowance
Company car provided with gasoline/mileage allowance
Reimbursement of all expenses incurred on the job
Application Instructions: Please visit http://www.hormelfoods.com/careers to apply online.
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