Marketing (Brand) Intern in Minneapolis, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 9/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Jack Link's isn't made up of a bunch of button-up, corporate types. Like our beef jerky, we believe in being authentic and genuine. Life's too short to be artificial. We've never done things the way everyone else does. Over the years, it's always been more than just a way of doing business. It's a way of life. We push hard and take risks - with the unwavering passion to get done what we've set out to do. All backed up by an unflinching eye on quality. So when you picture the people who make North America's best-selling brand of beef jerky, you'll find we're just a bunch of regular folks, inspired to make the finest beef jerky possible, every single day. We're just lucky enough to have the whole world asking for a taste.

The story of Jack Link's® Protein Snacks is a story of family traditions. It began with treasured family recipes that were passed from generation to generation, ultimately transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Today Jack Link's sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. More than a century has passed, but the Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.
Marketing Associate Intern


POSITION SUMMARY
Join our team as a Marketing Intern during the summer and Feed Your Wild Side! Your internship will be based in Minneapolis, MN. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through formal and informal training, managing projects, attending events, networking with fellow interns, working with key Jack Link’s leaders and team members. At the completion of your internship, you will conduct a final presentation on your internship experience.
At Jack Link’s, Marketing is the key leader of the business and so the ideal candidate will have a mix of strong business and marketing skills. The Marketing Intern will be responsible for helping the marketing team grow their businesses and brands, including the flagship Jack Link’s brand and the growing Lorissa’s Kitchen franchise.    
The typical marketing intern program will consist of two to three key projects that span across our businesses. Projects are likely to include some of the following:

  • Supporting the development of new product opportunities
  • Activating our brands in a retail and/or consumer environment where 1:1 engagement drives success.
  • Competitive analysis work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Lead analysis of brand performance utilizing syndicated and internal data to gain insights and form recommendations.
  • Help execute marketing plans including partnerships, sponsorship and event marketing
  • Strategically develop processes that integrate overall marketing communications.
  • Assist with compiling competitive and landscape reviews.
  • Learn all aspects of the development and execution of a marketing support plan.
  • Develop sales sell stories and support presentations to key customers.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary

 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduating in 2020 with a major emphasis in Marketing or Business
  • No Previous Experience Required

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of 3Cs and 4Ps. General knowledge of a PnL statement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and employees
  • Must demonstrate effective leadership, problem-solving, presentation, and employee motivational skills.
  • Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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