Smithfield Foods

  • Business Management Intern - Summer 2019

    ID
    2018-9308
    Job Locations
    US-MO-Kansas City
    Category
    Internships
    Type
    Intern
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
    Shift
    Corporate - Day Shift
  • Overview

    The Smithfield internship program offers students a paid opportunity to work in an environment that fosters real-life experiences, explores career options, and applies your education.  You will become a part of key management meetings and participate in meaningful projects.  Our goal is to provide a working environment that not only encourages creativity, but offers equality, diversity, mutual respect and productivity.  Our summer internships are typically 10 weeks. 

     

    Responsibilities

    • You will have exposure and the opportunity to broaden your skills through impactful work, mentored relationships, and will gain real world exposure to different disciplines on Smithfield Business Management team. 
    • Manage the profitability (Profit & Loss Statement) of a segment of our business. This may be on the packaged or fresh side of business. Track market forecasts and trends while protecting company assets and profitability.
    • Gain exposure to analyzing price, volume, profit & loss, and price & inventory management while working cross-functionally with various departments including marketing, sales and plant operations to drive profitability.
    • Learn quality merchandising and the importance of execution in item performance. 
    • Experience trade planning and the elasticity of categories at multiple retail levels. Utilize company reports to analyze inventory activity and gross profit.
    • Create formal proposals and presentations to various levels of management.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Marketing, Management, Business Administration, Agbusiness or Related Major.
    • Must have completed your sophomore year in college.
    • Must be in good academic standing.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Experience working with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Willingness to learn and work in a team environment.
    • Proactive thinker and self-motivated.
    • Strong time, project, and organizational management skills.
    • The ability to work independently.

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