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Category Development Analyst Intern
Hormel Foods Corp | Austin, Minnesota
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Category Development Analyst Internship

To save time applying, Hormel Foods does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.

Company Description:

Inspired People. Inspired Food.™-

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 11th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future -- Inspired People. Inspired Food.™- -- focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

Job Purpose:

This internship position will work with the Category Development team on customer category assignments to develop category plans and strategies, which are consistent with marketing objectives, and customer needs. During the course of the internship, this individual will interact with individuals in a variety of job functions, including marketing, sales, retail operations, consumer insights, and syndicated data suppliers. These contacts may range from Hormel field and Hormel Corporate-based to retail customers. The intern will be exposed to a complex set of competitive issues and strategies around geographic markets, brands, categories, customers, management, negotiations, and marketing.


As part of their assignment, the individual in this internship will assist the Category Development team in the following:

Pulling and analyzing syndicated and customer POS data. Developing recommendations based on analysis of data from various sources, including internal Hormel data, retailer-specific POS/internal data, syndicated information (i.e. IRi, TDLinx, etc.) and Shopper Insights.

This individual will provide assistance to the Category Development team to integrate category assessments for assigned categories/brands with the goal of improved category business results, including sales, distribution, profitability and brand share growth for the customer and Hormel Foods Corporation.

Recommendation development may include new item distribution, distribution opportunities, shelf space management, merchandising strategies for various markets, and customer performance tracking.

This individual may be asked to assist in the presentation of these recommendations to one or more Hormel retail customers.


* Must graduate in December 2019, May 2020 or August 2020 and with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
* Demonstrated leadership, persuasive, initiative, and communication skills are necessary for success in this position
* Possess knowledge of computers, syndicated data, space management tools, spreadsheets, databases, and category management tools
* Possess a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit
* Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
* Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa
* Must be comfortable with the preparation and consumption of meat products; more specifically, pork, beef, and chicken

Location and Hours:

* Austin, MN.
* Position is full time, 40 hours per week beginning late May and ending mid-August.


* Competitive salary
* Paid housing
* Reimbursement of all expenses incurred on the job

Application Instructions: Please visit http://www.hormelfoods.com/careers to apply online.

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


About Hormel Foods Corp

Hormel Foods Corporation is engaged in the production of a variety of meat and food products, and the marketing of those products throughout the United States and internationally. The Company operates in five segments: grocery products, refrigerated foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store (JOTS), specialty foods and all other. The Company's products primarily consist of meat and other food products. The meat products are sold fresh, frozen, cured, smoked, cooked, and canned. In June 2008, the Company acquired Boca Grande Foods, Inc. (Boca Grande). Boca Grande manufactures, sells, and distributes liquid portion products and operates a facility in Duluth, Georgia. (Source: 10-K)

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