The Hershey Company
Future Opportunity - CSI/IDP Intern
Category Strategy and Insights Co-op
Job Location:* Hershey, PA
We are seeking top talent that has a passion for winning and making a difference. The US Sales Category Strategy and Insights Co-Op position at The Hershey Company provides a launch pad for our future sales leaders. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with our customers, analyze customer and shopper insights to build selling stories, and develop your business acumen skills.
What is Category Strategy and Insights (CSI)?*
A mix of sales, marketing, and marketing research – Our CSI department researches and analyzes data to understand the present and utilize that information to impact the future.
Some of the ways a CSI Manager influences the marketplace is by making strategic recommendations on: item assortment, product placement, promotions, and pricing.
You will have a chance to interact and network with Retail Sales Representatives, CSI Managers, and Customer Sales Executives from across the country. This unique cultural experience is geared toward building your selling, negotiating, and analytical skills with an understanding of how you fit into the VISION Milton Hershey created over 100 years ago.
Successful interns will be offered full-time, entry level Sales positions with The Hershey Company, and throughout your career Hershey will help you define and pursue a career path that matches your interests, skill set, and ability to meet challenges. You are the driving force behind your success. As your career advances, you will cross job functions, business segments, and geographic boundaries as you gain knowledge and expertise in three key areas: collaborative customer and account planning, insights driven selling/category development, and leadership.
Co-Op positions available:*
_ Front End Team Co-Op_
Front End Team Responsibilities
Providing plan-o-gram analysis and recommendations
Providing analysis for customer presentations
Assisting in financial analysis of Front End customer programs
Managing Front End Team website
_ Merchandising Excellence Team Co-Op_
Setting up and assisting with meetings for the top customers which focused on insights to drive their business in merchandising, promotional, and overall sales
Tracking a weekly inventory report for all merchandising units from the five suppliers
Working on innovation and display projects which focus on driving conversion by creating an improved shopper experience
Pulling quarterly reports for the Front End/ Convenience Store Team focusing on under the counter rack projects as well as other custom projects
_ Home Office Co-Op Team_
Work cross functionally to support CSI, Sales, Marketing and Go To Market teams
Support monthly reports corresponding to a Nielsen data release to analyze brand ad performance, regional analysis, new item opportunity and growth, and customer level analysis of the entire confection category
Generate an analysis of major distribution opportunities based on item level velocities across all classes of trade
Create Planograms and PowerPoint presentations using latest data and business tools to provide customer level support
_ Retail Development Co-Op_
Support monthly reports corresponding to a Nielsen data release to analyze Hershey performance and customer level analysis of the entire confection category
Support weekly Walmart reporting to provide analysis of sales performance by Area/District across all key packtypes
Retail coverage of 10 food stores that utilize insights from reports created to provide solutions that will drive sales for both Hershey and the retailer
_ The successful candidates will be/have:_
A current undergraduate Junior or Senior with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher (preference is 3.2 or higher). Majors in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, and Economics are highly preferred, but others will be considered
Demonstrated leadership and academic achievement in student and extracurricular activities
High level of integrity
Desire to relocate
Energy and passion for winning
Business and interpersonal maturity
Professional communication skills
Analytical and problem-solving ability
Customer service orientation
Previous internship and/or sales experience is a plus
What are the benefits?*
Real world experience with a Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods company
Responsibilities that have real impact on Hershey’s performance
Exposure to senior members of the organization and a variety of different business functions
Training from mentors who are proven experts in their field
On-campus fitness centers
Discounts at Hershey Park, Chocolate World and company store
Paid company holidays
Social events for interns/co-ops
This Co-Op spans from January 2018 through June 2018 and will require a commitment of approximately 40 hours per week.
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans
The Hershey Company
Website : http://www.hersheys.com/
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 14,000 employees. With revenues of more than $6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 80 brand names, including such iconic brands as HERSHEY'S, REESE'S, HERSHEY'S KISSES, HERSHEY'S BLISS, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK, KIT KAT, TWIZZLERS, JOLLY RANCHER and ICE BREAKERS. Hershey also offers premium and artisan chocolate products under such brands as SCHARFFEN BERGER and DAGOBA through the Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as China and Mexico while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United States and Canada.