Merchandising Intern - The Gavilon Group, LLC.

Job Type: Internship
Department: The Gavilon Group, LLC.
Date Posted: 01/17/2013

Summary: Our Merchandising Interns/Trainees are responsible for commodity origination, marketing and execution for an assigned product line and/or an assigned group of customers. We offer training in a mentorship framework, necessitating a high degree of interaction with senior merchandising personnel. You’ll learn how to generate sales and realize growth in the marketplace by offering arbitrage and risk management capabilities and providing excellence customer service. With a focus on growing the customer base, we’ll equip you with the skills to meet—and exceed—profitability goals.

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Qualifications: Working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Marketing or Economics; an emphasis in Agriculture preferred
Sophomore or Junior status preferred
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Excellent communication, computer and public relations skills
Must be a professionally aggressive, self-motivated individual
Able to function in stressful environment

Duties: Proactive development and coverage of existing sales and supplier accounts, as well as prospective accounts
Obtain market knowledge and insight through continuous communication with product suppliers, customers and transportation vendors
Facilitate and schedule logistics for timely product delivery using barge, rail and truck transportation modes
Obtain and develop merchandising skills to provide a base for future management opportunities

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