The Marketing team is looking for team members to lead 1-3 key strategic projects for the Premier Protein brand. As project lead, you will be the resident expert on the initiative – leading cross functional teams and agency partners, diving deep into the research and data to uncover valuable and actionable insights, and crafting compelling strategic recommendations to present to senior leaders.
A successful intern will be an excellent communicator and collaborator, eager to roll up their sleeves with the team to drive for results and achieve big things. As a data-driven marketing organization, expectations are high, with a successful intern being able to hit the ground running analyzing custom research, in-market consumption data (Nielsen, IRI), and advertising campaign results to build insight-driven, actionable recommendations. Most importantly, PNC is an entrepreneurial environment, where team members are empowered to own projects and build new ones – being comfortable with ambiguity with the ability to “figure it out” is a crucial trait to succeed.
You’re excited about this opportunity because you could spend your time…
Developing a strategic competitive overview of the Shakes, Powders or Bars category to identify which products are winning / losing, their trajectory and reasoning. Identifying areas of opportunity for Premier Protein to expand into.
Developing customer-specific marketing strategies and tactics to support the launch of Premier Protein’s next innovation idea; working with creative and shopper marketing agencies to build engaging and impactful plans and build the roll out plan for Premier Nutrition’s sales team.
Exploring the opportunity to expand Premier Protein Shakes and Powders in and beyond current channels in Canada & Mexico. Getting in market to gain first-hand understanding of the business environment and how the category is viewed among consumers. Working closely with International Sales, Insights, Legal/Regulatory, and base brand teams to identify where we have a right to win and developing a strategy for how Premier Protein can build its brand in new markets and channels.
Learning and testing different elements that impact the sales algorithm within Amazon. Your curiosity and resourcefulness driving your testing agenda – leveraging tools within our business to impact areas such as metadata, creative, media spend, traffic sources, conversion drivers, promotional spend and more.
What are we looking for?
Current Full-Time MBA student
Preference for those with consumer/brand marketing experience
Preference for those with Nielsen/IRI experience
Preference for those with management consulting experience
Strong knowledge and interest in healthy food trends
Highly curious & results-driven behavior
Demonstrated experience transforming insight into action
Strong project management skills
Self-starter – comfortable ‘figuring it out’
Quantitative strength –very comfortable with numbers
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Cross-functional project team experience
Ability to influence and lead others
Five capabilities that differentiate this role and are key to candidate success:
Drive and own results
Learning & growth mindset
Be a builder
Embody a strategic mindset
You will thrive here and may just do the best work of your life if…
You want to be an integral part of shaping and nurturing an amazing brand
You can be flexible in your approach to challenges and abandon past practices if they don’t make sense or would lead to a poor outcome
You enjoy making decisions and finding ways to say ‘yes’ as often as possible to impactful and important priorities for the business or team
You are comfortable being natural, casual, open, and even a bit playful at work
You can be friendly, vulnerable, and self-deprecating in one moment, and deal with a challenging, delicate matter as a professional in the next
You can do periods of focused, deep work on projects that drive the needle
This may not be your ideal next career move if…
You like a lot of structure, rules, and uniformity
You like order, hierarchy, command and control management
Dealing with ambiguity or experimentation are not your jam
You try to resolve challenging interpersonal situations over email or instant messaging
You like managing from behind your computer and demonstrating excellence through email
You tend to chase whatever shiny object presents itself during the day even if non-strategic
If we haven’t convinced you to apply already, here are some of our favorite perks and benefits:
Free food. Plus kombucha, cold brew coffee, sparkling water…all on tap.
Quarterly team building events/happy hours (city-wide scavenger hunt, bowling, ropes course, putt-putt)
Bring your dog to work (3 days/week)
About Premier Nutrition
Premier Nutrition Company (PNC) distributes great-tasting food products to health-conscious consumers under the brand names Premier Protein, PowerBar, Supreme Protein, and Joint Juice and part of publicly traded BellRing Brands (NYSE:BRBR). With its people-first culture, PNC empowers its people to create the best work of their lives alongside some truly amazing colleagues. We strive to make a workplace where you can feel like you and avoid many of the outdated processes and structure of conventional workplaces. We don’t have performance reviews—we have conversations. We don’t have command and control management—we have inspiring leaders to coach you. We don’t have a casual dress code—we simply don’t have a dress code; wear what you like. And we have a lot of fun.
Bringing dogs to work, company-wide volunteer days, philanthropy and sustainability programs, in-office massages, walking meetings, and free daily exercise classes on-site and at the adjacent gym are just a few ways we make work feel less like work. And the results of our great culture speaks for itself: we were certified as a Great Place to Work™ for the fourth year running in 2020 and ranked #6 on Fortune Magazine’s ...2020 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production.
So, what’s it like to work here? Picture the scrappy culture of a start-up, the innovative mindset of a tech company, and the stability of a brand that sold over $800 million last year, and you’ll find us in the sweet spot where world-class culture meets robust business results. PNC seeks individuals who will thrive in this collaborative and casual work environment and will help us build our culture and this high-growth company for the next phase in our amazing journey.
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