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Intern Sales Strategy & Planning (Fall 2023)

Posted Date:  Mar 13, 2023
Requisition Number:  117356

Location: Hershey, PA

Duration: August - December 2023 


What is a Customer Strategy & Sales Planning Full Time Intern?

This position works with Customer Strategy & Sales Planning managers and senior managers on developing sales strategies and plans to achieve annual sales and profitability objectives. Customer Strategy & Sales Planning is a multifunctional team that collaborates with a multitude of departments within the Hershey organization (Marketing, Innovation, Sales Finance, Supply Chain, etc.) to develop winning sales plans for the Customer Sales teams. This position will support Customer Strategy & Sales Planning with activities that will include but are not limited to: project support, enterprise and customer annual planning, shopper marketing, national sales communications and competitive data analysis. Additionally, one day per week the position involves the implementation of marketing, sales and merchandising by working within the retail environment.


 Who are we looking for?

Someone who seeks a full-time (40hrs/wk), full semester intern experience that crosses marketing, sales, retail, supply chain and finance disciplines. Collaboration, communication and drive for results are key competencies for success in this role.



Daily activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Enterprise and customer annual planning
  • Key performance indicator monitoring for current annual plans
  • Seasonal Point of Sale Consolidations 
  • Digital Image maintenance
  • Competitive Activity information gathering and communication
  • Regular Supply Risk Communications
  • Shopper Marketing support 


Retail coverage support of mass merchandiser and food stores that utilize insights from reports created to provide solutions that will drive sales for both Hershey and the retailer.


 Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: 

Successful candidates possess strong communication, critical thinking and organizational skills, as well as MS Office proficiency. A strong sense of work orientation, commitment to continuous improvement, initiative, and demonstrated leadership ability should result in successful job performance. 


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 

Students from all majors (B.A., B.S.) potentially interested in a career within Sales post-graduation.

Before starting an FT Internship, you must have completed your sophomore year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.


Additional Requirements:

  • Willing to relocate to Hershey, PA area for the duration of the internship
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Reliable transportation to complete multiple sales calls per day in the Lancaster/Hershey/Harrisburg area carrying promotional display materials 


Successful Interns will be considered for full time employment after completion of a college degree

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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