JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY American Greetings has internship opportunities within our Merchant and Product Development organizations starting in June 2017. This is a ten-week, paid internship. Housing will be provided for individuals not originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area.
As a marketing intern, the candidate could be expected to assist in the following types of activities:
Developing and executing business and product plans that drive retail productivity for American Greetings retail partners
Effectively managing planograms and merchandisable space at retail that optimizes AG s profitability
Analyzing sales at the category, product format, and individual SKU level and providing recommendations based on that analysis that support the development of business/product plans for specific occasions (e.g., Mother s Day, Birthdays, Weddings, etc.)
Conducting retail audits to assess the competitive landscape using a merchandising, product, and promotion-based lens in order to inform the development of future business plans
Analyzing product (both AG-owned and competitive) to identify key characteristics/elements/attributes that help explain performance at retail and provide guidance for future merchant and creative efforts
Identifying options for incorporating insights from recent research and/or retail tests into future business plans
Participating in/contributing to various marketing logistics activities (e.g., product forecasts, inventory management and distribution, etc.) to ensure the right amount of product is in the right retail location at the right time to maximize sales and profits for both AG and our retail partners
Participating in a variety of projects as part of American Greetings ongoing Product Leadership efforts
0-3 years of prior retail/consumer product experience in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail is critical.