Marketing Intern

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities. We are a $3 billion world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.
At PolyOne, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women and Pride at PolyOne to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as PolyOne Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.
PolyOne is seeking a summer intern to join the Corporate Marketing team, which provides global solutions and services to enable PolyOne and its customers to reach world-class performance. The Corporate Marketing Leadership Development Program Internship provides a current undergraduate student, with a focus in marketing, business administration, or a related field, with project opportunities within key areas of marketing. Projects are based in the following key areas: market insights, industry management, product management, sales and marketing communications. During each phase of their assignment they will establish relationships with peers and leaders, learn fundamentals and be provided feedback from the program manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Gain an understanding of the various PolyOne businesses from a financial, operational, and strategic standpoint. This position is intended to be a stepping stone for future marketing roles within the organization.
Provide market intelligence on the trends, customers, competitors and other factors affecting the marketplace to support management decision making.
Prepare market analysis of PolyOne businesses versus the competition to determine the company's strengths and weaknesses and contribute to the development of sales and marketing strategies.
Assist with conducting "Voice of Customer" interviews to understand unmet needs of the market and compile market segmentation.
Participate in PolyOne marketing communications activities including: digital marketing, social media, collateral development, sales tools, promotion and tradeshows.
Collaborate in cross-functional project teams across business units.
Interact with Senior Management, build relationships with other employees across the globe and make a difference in PolyOne's future success.
Education and Background
Currently pursuing a BA/BS degree with emphasis in Marketing, Business Administration or related field.
Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel required.
Experience with conducting secondary market research and market analysis preferred.
Relevant internship experience is preferred.
Additional Qualifications
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to acquire, assimilate, and analyze data from multiple data sources using a variety of business intelligence and reporting tools.
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, as well as take initiative.
Team player with strong project coordination and organization skills required.
Strong oral and written communication skills required.
PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace. PolyOne is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law.

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