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Intern Sales Strategy & Planning (Spring 2023)

Posted Date:  Sep 9, 2022
Requisition Number:  114893

Full-Time Co-Op: The Hershey Co, Customer Strategy & Sales Planning                      Location: Hershey, PA/remote

What is a Customer Strategy & Sales Planning Full Time Co-Op?

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, omn-imarketing, national sales communications and competitive data analysis. Additionally, one day per week the position involves the implementation and execution of marketing, sales and merchandising by working within the retail environment.

Who are we looking for?

Someone who seeks a full-time (30-40hrs/wk), full semester co-op experience that crosses marketing, sales, retail, supply chain and finance disciplines. Initiative, 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 
  • Competitive Activity information gathering and communication
  • Regular Supply Risk Communications
  • Omni-Marketing & Digital Sales analysis


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 Co-Op, you must have completed your sophomore year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better


Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Reliable transportation to complete multiple sales calls per day carrying promotional display materials


Successful Co-Op candidates will be considered for full time employment after completion of a college degree

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/ Female/ Disabled/ Protected Veterans

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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