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Intern - Research & Insights

Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  25426
Segment:  Marketing

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

This internship in Research and Insights (R&I) will provide a hands-on learning experience in a dynamic environment. You will gain exposure to a variety of R&I projects, data, and tools.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

As a member of our small and fast-paced R&I team, you will collaborate with team members from innovation, product business units, customer marketing, information systems, and other stakeholders. You will be helping us develop a knowledge infrastructure and developing insights that will help create and market better products for the future. You will enjoy this role if you love conducting research, learning more about and performing research analysis, identifying insights that make a difference, as well as building the foundation for knowledge management.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Prepare category and division trend reports and customer presentations that create actionable insights
  • Help to establish and populate the knowledge infrastructure database in order to enable teams across Rich’s to better leverage our research
  • Conduct competitive, industry, and customer intelligence searches that enhance marketplace understanding
  • Make an impact through manipulating, summarizing, and analyzing data from syndicated and other sources and drawing insightful conclusions
  • Measure overall customer satisfaction and customer visit satisfaction in order to help Rich’s make continuous improvements
  • Assist in our strategic planning process by performing industry spreadsheet analysis and by helping the R&I team to develop industry megatrends that inform our business strategy
  • Support the R&I team by making them more effective through prepping presentations in an executive-friendly manner, testing questionnaires, and mining data
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in the Buffalo area and majoring in Marketing, Business, Analytics, Social Sciences, or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize, and be able to successfully handle several projects at once. Organizational skills are a must along with attention to detail.
  • Resourceful and able to figure out who or where to look for information
  • Possessing investigative curiosity - enjoys digging through unstructured data to find insights
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and independently
  • Able to work individually and be part of a teamStrong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic statistical understanding
  • Experience working with data both quantitative and qualitative
  • Strong PC proficiency to include Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

#LI-KR

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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