Come make your mark with the Kohler Kitchen & Bath Americas Marketing team! If you have a creative mind, enjoy data analysis, collaborating with a team and seek challenging work, we have a 3-month, hands-on summer 2019 internship opportunity for you.
Partnering with a product, channel or digital marketing team, the Marketing Intern is responsible for conducting, summarizing and presenting marketing analysis. This would involve researching and developing industry information, maintaining on-going data necessary for our teams to develop marketing strategies, forecasts, recommendations on pricing, new products, and strategic plans, and assist with other special projects for an existing product line, channel or digital platform.
Other day-to-day responsibilities include:
Compile information and analysis on various subjects that affect the marketing of products and programs and how they go to market through various channels, general economic conditions, and changing buying patterns. Prepare summaries of relevant data for distribution to appropriate managers.
Develop, analyze, and maintain data obtained from trade publications, government reports, competitive price sheets, visits to distributors and trade shows, etc. showing trends and conditions based on sales.
Obtain and maintain competitive product, channel and price information.
Solicit the assistance of and work with Market Research to perform trend research, provide analysis of sales, determine market potential, etc.
Participate and assist marketing teams in planning, developing, and implementing trade shows, conventions, and meetings.
Conduct margin and financial analysis as needed.
Assist in preparing and coordinating special promotional programs including content to be used in literature and related materials to introduce new products and channel programs to Sales and customers on a timely basis prior to their introduction.
Maintain awareness of legislation, trade group agreements, federal, state and local codes, etc. that may affect marketing of products and programs.
Demonstrate appropriate level of competency in the following areas: Drive Continuous Improvement, Set High Standards of Performance, Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, Business Acumen, Management of Self, Focus on the End Customer, and Build Trust.
The Marketing Intern will report directly to a product, channel, or digital marketing manager.
Other departmental partnerships/collaboration include:
Works closely with various teams within marketing.
Works with accounting and other support areas to obtain information.
Occasionally serves as marketing representative on cross-functional teams.
Provides functional support to customer service and sales personnel.
Provides timely product and marketing support to external customers.
Visits retail and wholesale customer locations to understand customer needs and build relationships
Education and Experience Requirements
Candidates must be actively in pursuit of their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Marketing, Finance or a related subject.
Must possess a keen analytical mind, be strong on planning, detail, and accuracy, and be a demonstrably creative thinker. Must possess substantial skills in written and oral communication with all levels of management and with outside contacts.
Depending on department / marketing team, there is the potential to travel to trade shows, manufacturing plants, and customer visits as needed.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.
Why Work at Kohler Co.?
Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.
In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers 401(k).
Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com.
It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.