Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. & leading international basic apparel company, has an immediate opening for an Product Management Intern – Spalding at its corporate headquarters in Bowling Green, KY.
The position of Product Management Intern will be a contributing member of the Marketing team. While interning, the incumbent will gain insightful knowledge into the sporting goods industry and product development process. Job responsibilities will be determined on as “as needed” basis based on current workload, but come from the general categories of new product development, financial analysis, branding, strategy and general business.
This role is designed to expose the Product Management intern to key areas of the Spalding/AAI/Dudley business. While the role is educational in nature, there will be significant opportunities to impact and lead projects in real-time.
Provides assistance to the Product Marketing team on one or more sporting goods brands (Spalding, AAI, Dudley) within the following categories:
New Product Development
Competitive analysis and market research of sporting goods landscape
Product specification comparison and testing
New item set up, sampling, presentations
Product testing and data collection from internal and external group
Pricing and margin grid creation and analysis, including overall business ROI
P+L analysis of specific topics – sales trends, margin dilutions, fixed and variable costs
Branding, General Business, and Strategy
Database report creation and business reporting
Product lifecycle analysis on key products
Graphic development for print and electronic media, including print catalogs
Day-to-day business needs from marketing to aid in order processing and price rejects
Support marketing communication with other departments on key projects
Entry level intern position, no specific work experience required
In process of completing a Bachelor Degree in Marketing / Finance / Merchandising or related field.
Basic understanding of sporting goods marketplace
Desire to work in a product management and/or development role
Computer skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to work independently, multi-task and use initiative in a fast paced environment.
Good communication and organizational skills.
Willingness to work cooperatively in a team environment and follow direction.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protect veteran status, disability or any other protected status.
EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity