Brand Management Intern

Henkel AG - Stamford, CT3.9

Henkel Beauty Care holds leading market positions worldwide and its brand-name product business is continuously expanding. In this fast-moving sector, success depends on constant innovation and high-quality products. Are you ready to work in a challenging, but also glamorous and dynamic environment? If you share a passion for hair and beauty, this is the place to start your career.

Henkel Consumer Goods Inc. is a leading global Consumer Packaged Goods company with 50,000+ employees world-wide and brands in 125 different countries. Henkel's global headquarters is located in Dusseldorf Germany, and its North American headquarters is located in Stamford, CT.

Brand Management Internships at Henkel in Stamford, CT give interns the opportunity to be fully integrated into a brand team working on current base business projects as well as longer term innovation and new product launches. This role is anticipated begin in January 2019 and last through June.

Interns have exposure to strategic and tactical marketing as they work with the brand teams to determine what, where, and how to communicate with their target consumers. Brand teams also work closely with Sales Planning to optimize trade strategy with our retail customers and with our supply chain teams and demand planners to ensure efficient supply of product.

Brand teams also focus on creating and developing new products and identifying unmet consumer needs and other opportunities. For these projects the focus is on the longer-term product launches which are 1-5 years from launch. Brand teams work closely with R&D, package engineering, market research, and creative services to move new products from idea to reality.

Past Brand Management Interns have helped develop future marketing plans and execute current marketing plans, analyzed market opportunities and sales trends, worked with our agency partners to design print ads and FSIs, written new product concepts, tested new product concepts qualitatively in focus groups and quantitatively in Pre-Bases testing, among many other hands-on marketing experiences.

What we offer

Henkel looks for the following skills in its Brand Management Interns:
Ability to gather and analyze data, and develop fact-based recommendations resulting from
the analysis.
Ability to link information with marketplace performance. Requires thorough understanding of trade channel dynamics and franchise business strategies as well as competitor's strategies and their impact on the trade.
Clearly articulate ideas through concise, timely and unambiguous written correspondence.
Strong verbal communication and presentation skills are also required.
Understand timing constraints of brand initiatives and initiates activities with sufficient lead
time to successfully deliver each element.
Ability to prioritize among competing tasks based on opportunity, urgency and management
Ability to quickly identify the source of problems that occur, and develop alternatives,
solutions, and recommendations to resolve the issue.
Ability to see opportunities, to anticipate market and competitor reactions, and to evaluate the risks of differing options
High level of proficiency with spreadsheets, database, presentation graphics and word
processing software.
A love and passion for marketing

Who we are looking for

Currently enrolled in a Marketing MBA program
1-2 years’ experience in consumer products marketing and/or sales preferred
Strong interpersonal/communication skills; solid analytical skills; working knowledge of
marketing and financial terms
Ability to quickly learn how to analyze syndicated research data
Speak English fluently
Proficiency with PC applications MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Have current long-term US Work Authorization
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.