FOODMatch

Internship Program

New York, NY

Posted: April 02, 2019

FOODMatch is seeking one intern for Summer 2019. The Specialty Food – Company Culture & Sales Intern will focus on 2-3 projects under primary supervision of the Culture & Community Manager. They will concurrently be under direction of the department contact they are currently assigned to within their rotation.

The internship will consist of four components. The first week will consist of an introductory rotation/shadowing of departments at FOODMatch headquarters in NYC (Culture & Community, Accounting, Fulfillment & Logistics, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Sales) and two pre-assigned projects and a third that will be determined with the intern based on their areas of interest, talents and strengths.

The intern will attend and represent FOODMatch at The Fancy Food Show, a major specialty food trade show, late June in New York City.

The intern will gain valuable real-world experience working at major player in the specialty food industry. The experience will be customized and an extension of classroom learning.

Program Outline

Week 1: FOODMatch Orientation and Department Rotation
Under the supervision of the Culture & Community Manager, the intern will rotate through each department and learn about their functions and responsibilities. The intern will also visit the warehouse where product is stored and visit customers in the field (i.e. Distributors and End Users).
Objective: Gain a clear understanding of each department and identify areas of interest
 

Weeks 2-6: Culture & Community Project – Training Materials
Under the supervision of the Culture & Community Manager, the intern will work collaboratively on a project compiling product selling points / key takeaways on all FOODMatch items. These will be incorporated into an employee training portal on FOODMatch.com. It would also be used to flesh out company training videos on our Learning Management System (Grovo).
Information will be gathered from manager and from feedback from Sales/Merchandising teams, collected by intern. This will involve gathering data, building/populating spreadsheets, and interacting with our Sales team.

Weeks 7-9: Sales Development Analytics (SDA) Project – Competitive Analysis
Under the supervision of the SDA Manager, the intern will work collaboratively on an industry research project.

Week 10-12: Custom Rotation – Based on area(s) of Interest and Expertise
Based on the department rotation, company exposure and the outcomes of the first two rotations and projects, the intern and Culture & Community Manager will select a third and final rotation and project. This may also be a continuation of one or both of the previous rotations depending on project status.

Qualifications

  • A love of good food and a desire to continue a career in the specialty food industry is a must. Bonus if you love Mediterranean food!
  • We’re looking for a candidate who is a team player with excellent communication skills, who is also technologically savvy, proficient-advance on Excel with some experience using survey tools (Google Forms, Survey Monkey).
  • Candidates must have an eye for details and accuracy – an imperative skill for these specific projects.
  • Candidates with research project and/or competitive analysis experience are preferred.

Requirements

  • Current Undergraduate Student (Junior and Seniors preferred) with relevant academic or professional experience
  • Student should be pursuing a degree in one of the following areas: Business, Communications, Food Science, Food Systems, Hospitality/Food and Beverage Management, Sustainability, Marketing or Journalism – with a strong personal/professional interest in the food industry
  • Student should be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application Process
Applications are due April 22, 2019. To apply, submit a current resume and a one page cover letter to Barbara.Booras@foodmatch.com with a subject line of “FOODMatch Intern Application.”
Second round applicants will be required to provide a completed application form and a letter of recommendation for the internship from a professor in your field of study.
Please note, qualified applicants will be invited for a brief interview in-person or via video conference. All applicants will be notified of the decision by April 30th.

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