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Position Title: Retail Marketing MBA Intern - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois - May 2023 

Position Type: Temporary - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Oakbrook Terrace 

Requisition ID: 20116 



Potatoes. French Fries. Taters. You love them, we make them. In fact, we make 1/3 of the world’s frozen potato products and if you have eaten fries this week, chances are, they were ours.


At McCain Foods, we know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose to bring enjoyment to people's lives through great tasting food, we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come.


As a privately owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 22,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do.


Students like you are important to us.  We aim to hire the best and brightest co-op students and interns, with the goal of having you join us as full-time employees upon graduation.  Our ideal student candidate is passionate, collaborative, willing to learn and take initiative.


Why join the McCain family?


  • You aren’t “just a student” at McCain, you will be treated like any other member of your team
  • Work with and learn from passionate leaders
  • Our core values – Family, Authentic, Trusted and Quality – shine through every day, in everything we do
  • Your experience at McCain is what you make of it – ask questions, network, take advantage of the opportunity to learn from our professionals


Position Summary


We are looking for a US Retail Marketing MBA Intern to join us for a 10-12 week period, starting in May, 2023.


This position will be based out of our Oakbrook, IL office.


The McCain intern will develop the critical and strategic thinking to be a future brand management marketer.  The intern will get the opportunity to get exposure to the marketing team as well as key cross functional partners to better understand how strategies get executed in the marketplace.  One of the main duties of the intern will be to evaluate data trends, competitors, consumer insights that lead to strategies and actions that will help the business grow.


The Team

The McCain marketing intern will be part of the US Retail Potato marketing team.  The team is comprised of 4 highly motivated marketers that is trying to accelerate growth for the business.


What You Will Be Working On


  • Working on branded and private label retail potato portfolio
  • Own specific projects for each product segments that supports the marketing team
  • Evaluating and analyzing competitors and making recommended strategic actions
  • Year-end business analysis and key findings to support the Annual Operating Plan
  •  Evaluating consumer insights that leads to key marketing communications or innovation



What You Will Learn


  • You will get real world experience by owning specific projects that will be executed into the marketplace
  • Full understanding marketing and brand management works within a CPG and Food Service company
  • Develop data analytical skills that will be used to make recommendations while also learning external data sources such as IRI
  • Get 1:1 and on the job training from various marketing leads as well as from key cross functional partners
  • Learn how strategies get executed throughout the organization as well as internal alignments
  • Develop and learn how a P&L works to achieve business objectives
  • Using data to make recommendations and to change business results
  • An understanding of consumer insights framework and how it impacts behavior and results



What You Need to be Successful


  • Student in good standing, working towards the completion of an MBA (Marketing/ Communication related fields)
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Critical and curious thinkers that can use data to make recommendations
  • Team player that works well within the team and with cross functional supports
  • Analytical thinkers that can use data to tell a story



What You Can Expect From Us


  • A supportive team that will encourage you to be and do your best
  • A safe and flexible working environment that promotes work/life balance
  • The opportunity to be part of meaningful work and projects
  • The opportunity to be part of our student community, to connect with students across North America


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Marketing; Student & Graduates      
Division: NA Potato 
Department: ​Brand Marketing - Retail Potatoes ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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