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Future Opportunities Intern Category Management - Bentonville

Posted Date:  Sep 14, 2023
Requisition Number:  119561

Location: Bentonville, AR 

Duration: April 2024 - May 2025 (part time during school and full time throughout the summer)



We are seeking top talent that has a passion for winning and making a difference.  The Hershey Category Management Intern position provides a launching pad for our future sales leaders.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with our customers while analyzing shopper data and insights to build selling stories and develop business acumen skills. This student must be located in Bentonville, AR for the duration of the internship (April 2024 - May 2025)


The Hershey Category Management department analyzes data to understand the present and impact the future.  This position has the ability to influence the marketplace by making strategic recommendations that include/but are not limited to item assortment, product placement, promotions and displays. 

• Develop specific Category Management projects/reports to support Hershey sales goals at Walmart
• Develop fact-based analysis of customer business trends utilizing a variety of data sources
• Utilize Hershey business systems to identify key selling opportunities for Walmart (ie, Nielsen, IRi, Luminate, Space Management, etc.)
• Analyze sales information regarding key category programs & promotions (Seasons, Summer, Smores, etc.)
• Identify & develop new processes to enhance the Hershey Advisor Team which includes creating efficiencies among cross functional teams and departments

• A current undergraduate with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher (preference is 3.2 or higher)
•  Sophomore or Junior as of Spring 2024 semester
•  Majors in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Analytics & Mathematics are highly preferred, but others will be considered
•  Demonstrated leadership & academic achievement in student & extracurricular activities
• Energy & passion for winning
• Adaptability & ability to work independently
• Professional communication skills
• Strong analytical & problem-solving ability
• Customer service orientation

• Effective planning & organizing skills
• Previous internship and/or sales experience is a plus

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel & PowerPoint

Work Schedule
This position will be part time during school (20-25 hrs per week required) and full time (working 40 hrs a week) throughout the summer.  The duration of the internship is dependent upon the student’s performance, with the goal to finish upon the student’s graduation (ie, multiyear internship possible).  Successful interns will interview for full-time, entry level Retail or Analyst level positions within The Hershey Company upon completion of the program.


Please be advised that The Hershey Company welcomes all applicants to internships. However, Hershey will not provide immigration-related support for these internships.  

Hershey also will not provide immigration-related sponsorship (such as H-1B) for entry-level roles should you later apply for one of those roles in the future. 

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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