• Brand Marketing Intern

    Location US-IL-Elgin
    Job ID
  • Overview

    John B. Sanfilippo & Son (JBSS), maker of Fisher nuts and Orchard Valley Harvest snacks, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and results-driven Brand Marketing Intern.

    JBSS is an $870+ million business in the on-trend and growing nut category that competes across the consumer, commercial ingredient and contract manufacturing channels. The company produces nuts and nut-based snacks under its own brands (primarily Fisher®, Orchard Valley Harvest®, Squirrel Brand® and Southern Style Nuts® brands) as well as private and contracted brands. JBSS is publicly traded but still led by the founding family and hence maintains a warm family culture. JBSS is based in Elgin, Illinois.

    Over the last 10 years, JBSS has transformed itself from a commodity-based nut manufacturer into a rising Consumer Packaged Good company.  The last three years represent the best earnings performance in the company’s history.

    The Marketing department is led and staffed with classically trained marketers who cut their teeth at major CPGs such as Kraft and Sara Lee. As such, JBSS offers a classical marketing experience in a more entrepreneurial environment.

    The intern will assist the Senior Brand Manager on assigned projects, contribute ideas for growing the eCommerce and Fisher Chef’s Naturals® businesses, and collaborate with cross-functional staff in a corporate culture to deliver JBSS volume and profit growth.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    Key duties and responsibilities include:

    • Creating and updating collateral materials for use by the sales team
    • Enhancing and auditing branded content on Amazon and Walmart.com
    • Setting up new items on eCommerce sites (e.g., variety packs, multipacks)
    • Analyzing item assortments and recommending product, pricing and promotions
    • Analyzing effectiveness of online advertising/search engine marketing activations
    • Assisting in a new product launch
    • Completing summer intern team project and presentation to executives


    The ideal candidate profile:

    • Pursuing Bachelor of Arts/Sciences Degree in a business discipline
    • Prior digital marketing experience, ideally with branded products
    • Strong analytical and financial skills
    • Demonstrated project management skills, including leading cross-functional peers
    • Strong computer skills in all Microsoft Office applications
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • A results-oriented mindset, values-driven approach, and eagerness to learn