Steph Bigford is a Dalhousie alumna currently working for Smucker Foods of Canada. Steph majored in Marketing Management and actually completed her final co-op work term with Smucker Foods of Canada, which lead to a full-time position where she has worked since she graduated in 2013.
Currently the Brand Manager of Grains Baking at their head office in Markham, ON, Steph absolutely loves her job. Her responsibilities include brand management for products such as Robin Hood Flour, Robin Hood Mixes, Golden Temple, and Five Roses Flour. Steph manages the strategic priorities and campaign executions for these brands as well as the development and creation of new Canadian commercials, new product launches, a partnership with the We Organization, and Robin Hood’s social media platform. Smucker Foods of Canada is a consumer packaged goods business that is family-owned and publicly traded. Regardless of its large size and multinational presence, the company has done everything to retain its family feel, something Steph credits as being a big reason she enjoys her job so much. With various products across North America, you may have heard of many of their brands, such as Folgers Coffee, Bick’s Pickles, as well as their signature Smucker’s Jam.
Smucker Foods of Canada has posted two marketing co-op opportunities for students looking for a position in summer 2017, based in Markham, ON. The positions will be focused on a specific brand/portfolio of products and are great opportunities for any budding marketing student looking for a job that offers team support and that pushes you to achieve the best results. Responsibilities will include business and marketing analytics, communicating with creative agencies, helping to create and design brand plans and sales presentations, and bringing new innovation and communication strategies to market.
If brand management interests you, make sure to check out the job posting now live on myCareer (job ID 59003). But hurry! Make sure to have your application completed before the job deadlines on Sunday, January 22.