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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The Toro Company - International Irrigation Marketing Associate

Toro International Division is seeking a savvy and talented individual for a temporary assignment as a Marketing Associate.  The position will involve applying marketing principles and practices, strategic thinking, and good project management practices.  The primary focus will be to assist in driving new product launch programs, creating and  managing channel communications, and strategic studies of market and product portfolios.

Potential projects include:
  • Strategic Product Portfolio Review and Asset Management projects
  • Market Size, Share and Segmentation for the Irrigation market
  • Marketing program, pricing, and communication development for International markets
  • New product launch material development for international markets
  • Product forecasting and accuracy analysis
  • Perform market and competitive analyses on new product and channel opportunities
Coursework requirements:
  • Course work that demonstrates an interest in marketing or product development.
  • Major:  B.S.:  Graduate, Junior or higher able to work 30 hours/week during school year
Skill requirements:
  • Proficiency in MS Office:  Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
  • Strong Intermediate to Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills preferred
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong curiosity of customer buying experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead and manage teams
Spring 2011 (30-40/hrs week – starting in January, 2011 through the end of the year)

About Toro:
Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, The Toro Company delivers innovation through a surprising array of products. Since 1914, our ideas have transformed the way professionals and homeowners care for their outdoor landscapes. An excellent reputation, strong brands, ethical business practices, and a culture founded on trust and respect are ideals shared by our employees. With annual revenue of $1.7 billion, Toro consistently delivers strong financial performance and market leadership. More than 4,400 global employees form a strong community with a world of opportunities to learn and contribute. Ideas and ideals.  That’s life at Toro.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online now.