Marketing Intern - Summer

Old World Industries


Community-focused yet globally positioned, Old World Industries is transforming the automotive, commercial and chemical industries with best-in-class solutions that keep the world moving forward.

Position Details

Marketing Intern - Summer
Northern Illinois
Northbrook, IL

Marketing Summer Intern – Old World Industries

Old World Industries is seeking a Marketing intern to assist with the acceleration of the growth of our brands and products with our customers and consumers.

The Marketing intern can expect to be tasked with project(s) that capitalize on their existing skills while giving them an opportunity to develop new skills. Daily responsibilities will differ depending on the sub-team they are assigned to, and the variety of business-critical projects means that no two roles will be alike.

Main Responsibilities:

Support the OWI digital, social, and product teams with on-going and one-off projects. Scope and responsibilities will range based on deliverables. Some projects may include:

  • eCommerce product content audit
  • Digital product content development
  • SEO, content, and keyword term optimization
  • NAPA Image updates for Lighting products
  • Product images and data
  • Possible product launches for customers
  • Product project support

Research a variety of data sources such as automotive category data from retailers, vehicles in operation (VIO), automotive aftermarket industry trends, internal sales data etc.

Determine impact to the markets based on future trends (e.g., electric vehicle market penetration and adoption).

Build reporting formats and Excel based dashboards that can be easily digested by OWI cross-functional teams.

Interview OWI sales channel leaders to better understand marketplace opportunities in their respect channels (e.g., retail, commercial-industrial, e-comm).

Develop and maintain monthly reporting of marketplace opportunities for each product category and some preloaded presentation templates that will be presented to leadership team members.

Support customer analytics to understand marketing return on investment for customer specific initiatives such as circular support, off-shelf displays such as end-caps etc.

Conduct additional market analytics utilizing online sources and/or other credible industry related sources (e.g., online reviews and ratings).

Contribute to a multitude of additional analytics projects that emerge in a fast-paced environment (e.g., leveraging VIO data to understand regional marketing opportunities, SKU rationalization initiatives etc.).

Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including finance, marketing, sales, and supply chain to coordinate on business initiatives as needed.

Work with channel marketing team to manage inventory of marketing collaterals such as displays, point-of-sale materials such as shelf talkers etc.

Work with cross-functional teams in the execution of marketing programs (e.g., price promotions) in emerging channels such as e-comm and wholesale distribution.

Other ad-hoc data analysis and marketing co-ordination initiatives may be required throughout the internship.

  • Sharp thinker, multitasker, and ability to work in ambiguous setting. 
  • Excel proficiency and other MS office programs. 
  • Willingness to learn new data systems and apply insights derived from various data sources. 
  • Comfortable working, speaking, and presenting with/to senior leaders.

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