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Friday, April 20, 2012

The Schwan Food Company - Marketing Intern - Summer 2012

Currently, Schwan's Home Service, Inc. (Schwan’s), a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, is seeking a summer intern in our Marketing department. T he intern selected for this role will be exposed to consumer research, product claims testing, agency partners/agency relationships, packaging communication principles and processes, product design principles, comparative product testing. and general process development/process improvement. This position can be located in either Bloomington or Marshall, MN.

The intern will perform a variety of tasks and responsibilities that may include but are not limited to:

Coordinate marketing efforts to improve packaging communication on priority skus

Assist with consolidation of product information for internal & external use

Understand and highlight key differentiating product benefits and features that are meaningful to consumers

Designs, executes and implements specific marketing initiatives

Creates various reports and PowerPoint presentations

Assists with day-to-day projects and tasks

Education: Recent graduate or currently enrolled in college degree program in Marketing or related field. GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Work Experience : 0-2 years

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be outgoing, detail oriented and possess strong communication skills. Ability to deal with ambiguity and take initiative required. Interest or experience with food and/or retail preferred. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word and Excel necessary.