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Innovation Intern - Retail Petroleum
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Cumberland Farms | Westborough, MA
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Innovation Intern - Retail Petroleum

Req #: f44c61a4-3c85-4b15-99b5-a9f401655e34



Job Category: Corporate


Position Summary:

The Retail Petroleum Group is looking for a creative and outside the box thinker to assist our team with increasing retail petroleum market share and volume. We are looking for an ambitious individual who is able to bring major solutions to the table. This individual will work closely with many departments to better understand our operations and potential opportunities for improvement. The candidate will need to be comfortable working in a corporate environment, collaborating with many levels of executive management.


* Work cohesively with many different departments (Marketing, Petroleum Operations, Guest Experience, Financial Planning, Real Estate) to better understand our operations and areas for improvement
* Conduct extensive market and industry research
* Pitch new pricing strategies, testing opportunities and marketing ideas
* Perform analysis on in-store and retail petroleum sales
* Present a deliverable to Senior Management and the Petroleum Operations Group on how we can overcome the business problem

Working Relationships:

* Petroleum Operations Team, Regional Managers, Directors, VP's



Minimum Education: Rising junior or senior with a focus of study in Business, Economics or Marketing

Preferred Education: Rising Senior with prior intern or related work experience

Soft Skills: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, Ability to solve complex problems and take initiative, Effective time management abilities

Other: This role will require a unique level of organization, time management and critical thinking skills. This candidate should be comfortable working within Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel, Word & Power Point)

Driving Requirement: This role may require the use of a company fleet vehicle. Candidate must have a clean driving record

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About Cumberland Farms

Cumberland Farms is the largest convenience store/petroleum marketer in the Northeast. The Company was founded in 1939 when Vasilios and Aphrodite Haseotes bought a farm, and started a dairy in Cumberland, Rhode Island. During the early years the Haseotes family operated a rural milk delivery business that succeeded on a value promise that hasn't changed to this day: Give customers the best products and service at the lowest possible price. What has changed, and what continues to change, however, is how the Company keeps its original promise. The definitions of "convenience" and "value" constantly evolve with the times and Cumberland Farms is evolving with them, allowing the Company to stay ahead of the customer and the competition. To that end, Cumberland Farms is focused on building new stores and renovating existing stores, continually transforming the Cumberland Farms retail experience. They typically feature a warm, New England-style architecture to complement the local community. Wide aisles and central checkouts make it easy for customers to find what they're looking for. Softer, earth tones and contemporary decor make for a friendlier, more inviting environment. Amenities such as restrooms located within the stores make busy lives easier, and ensure customers will continue to choose Cumberland Farms over the competition. An ever-expanding product variety keeps Cumberland Farms on top of customer trends and expectations. Fresh sandwiches, healthy beverages and meal replacement bars take their place alongside traditional snacks and drinks. No matter what any particular customer's version of convenience and value might be, Cumberland Farms is determined to deliver it. Along with a good price on gasoline. It's a combination that can't be beat. How can a company with approximately 1000 outlets and 7,000 employees stay nimble and embrace change? Here's how: Cumberland Farms is still privately held. The Company's value promise is upheld on a daily basis by Chief Executive Officer Lily Bentas - a daughter of founders Vasilios and Aphrodite. While Ms. Bentas and her management team do not make changes lightly, they make them efficiently and always in the best interests of delivering convenience and value. Moreover, they see opportunity in change that others sometimes don't. They won't hesitate to modify a store design in order to be more appropriate to the site and the community. They will change the landscaping to be more in keeping with the neighborhood. Decisions like these demonstrate Cumberland Farms' willingness to work with local communities. "I get a very good feeling when we work closely with local boards and residents."