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Customer Marketing Intern- Target (Summer 2019)
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Hasbro, Inc. | Providence, RI
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Customer Strategic Marketing Intern_Team Target

Intern, Customer Marketing - Target


We have an immediate need for a strong marketing intern with the desire to learn customer strategic marketing supporting the Target team. In this high-profile role, you will learn how to manage the strategy development and execution of Hasbro-branded retail programs for our Target retailer. Utilizing strong communication and collaboration skills, you will learn to partner in the creation of brand-centric, customer-focused omnichannel retail activation programs and sales presentations. In addition, you will learn to analyze and update weekly program development and report on status for internal and external use. This exciting role will be based in Providence, RI.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

* Gain knowledge in three critical areas: (1) Channel/Retailer Insights, (2) Planning and Execution, and (3) Internal liaison between sales & brand marketing.
* Gain experience in executing channel/account strategies, unique omnichannel marketing programs and partner with internal teams to execute customer retail activation plans that deliver against Hasbro's goals and objectives for the value, discount and impulse channels.
* Opportunity to partner with manage to develop, coordinate and lead marketing presentations to key buyers; develop strategy to execute key tent pole promotions leveraging new initiatives such as collector exclusives and online/digital/social media marketing activations; identify and analyze customer insights and shopping patterns to develop synergistic cross merchandising promotions; build relationships with key retail marketing counterparts.
* Opportunity to develop a close relationship with elite account marketing teams within channels to drive the execution of our brand blueprint aligning with the party calendar.
* Opportunity to form strategic alliances with all Hasbro partner licensors, such as Disney, Paramount, Universal and White Space Entertainment to drive the execution of major corporate initiatives (entertainment events, product launches, seasonal opportunities).
* Opportunity to partner with consumer products and third parties (licensees) to drive "one voice", cross category executions of major corporate initiatives (entertainment events, product launches, seasonal opportunities) aligning to the party calendar.
* Opportunity to partner with manager to develop exclusive strategy to include channel/account level, creating and managing exclusive product briefs across all brands; lead exclusive development meetings with Global and US Marketing to ensure alignment to the corporate and regional strategy; articulate the GC growth strategies and go to market plans to the Global and US Marketing teams ensuring product development aligns with channel/account needs; partner with finance and US Marketing to proactively gain approvals for channel items aligned with appropriate variable margin targets.
* Gain exposure in maintaining retail activation budgets for channel, utilizing discretionary USM investment, COB funds and trade merchandising strategies all align with channel goals and objectives.
* Opportunity to partner with business manager to analyze all relevant customer/shopper data and summarize into key learnings, identify opportunities/action items and present findings in conjunction with sales team to senior management at key timeframes.
* Opportunity to partner with manager to develop, measure and communicate results of point of sale strategy, placement, and execution with all cross functional teams to drive future product development.
* Actively participate Target account previews

Critical Skills:

* Ability to take direction, collaborate and influence cross-functionally.
* Ability to make informed decisions quickly to keep performance on track.
* Knowledgeable on ecommerce and digital marketing
* Strong project management abilities; capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously, under tight time constraints and within budget parameters.
* Strategic vision and depth in understanding how the consumer reacts to marketing vehicles.
* Analytical skills to determine forecasted lifts, ROI, etc. for promotions

Education and Experience Requirements:

* Marketing, Sales or related experience in consumer-packaged goods, entertainment industry.
* Students pursuing Marketing, Advertising or related field preferred.
* Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
* Strong written and oral communication skills: ability to provide clear and concise information to external and internal stakeholders and the ability to influence effectively.
* Strong attention to detail and follow-up: capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously, under tight time constraints.
* Strong analytical skills: ability to interpret data to provide information to aid decision-making.
* Motivated, self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 5 on the 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews and Instagram (@Hasbro)

About Hasbro, Inc.

Hasbro, Inc. (Hasbro) is engaged in providing children?s and family leisure time products and services with a portfolio of brands and entertainment properties, including a range of toys, games and licensed products. Its offerings include a variety of games, including traditional board, card, hand-held electronic, trading card, role-playing and digital versatile disc (DVD) games, as well as electronic learning aids and puzzles. Toy offerings include boys? action figures, vehicles and playsets, girls? toys, electronic toys, plush products, preschool toys and infant products, electronic interactive products, creative play and toy related specialty products. Hasbro operates in three segments: United States (U.S.) and Canada, International and Entertainment and Licensing. In addition, its Global Operations segment is responsible for arranging product manufacturing and sourcing for the United States and Canada and International segments.