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CPG / Retail

Welcome to the CPG / Retail Community!

This is a community for CPG/Retail careers, and brings together news, resources and events from the CDO, Clubs, and MIT Sloan community.

  • Overview
  • Sample Companies
  • Sample Job Roles
  • Retail


    MIT Sloan attracts a number of retail companies, especially those that leverage technology as a core function of their business model. Three of the most popular beginning career paths for business students in retail are product management, brand management and marketing analytics. Companies hiring for these roles typically seek graduates with strong communication, quantitative, analytical, and relationship-building skills.

    Sample companies that have recruited at MIT Sloan for retail roles:
    Amazon, Nike, Stitchfix, Wayfair, Barkley

    Consumer Package Goods (CPG)


    CPG is a popular option for students focused on marketing. Graduates may start as Assistant or Associate Brand Managers, Product or Marketing Managers.

    Key companies in this industry are: J&J, P&G, Unilever, Clorox, Bayer, General Mills/Pillsbury/Kraft/Nabisco, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Mars, Brown-Forman, Seventh Generation, Ocean Spray, Kimberly Clark

  • AB InBev • Amazon • Be Well • Cencosud SA • Falabella • Farmer’s Fridge • Gorton’s • Hello Fresh • Jet.com • Nike • Redstone Haute Couture • Rent the Runway • Staples • Shopbop • Starbucks • Target • Wayfair • ZX Ventures
  • Associate Marketing Manager • Brand Director • Customer Experience Manager • Global Sourcing Manager • Leadership Development Program • Mobile Marketing Manager • Operations Manager • Product Manager • Senior Category Manager • Senior Manager • Senior Product Manager • Senior Vendor Manager • Supply Chain Manager

Empathy Is The Most Important Leadership Skill According To Research

By Tracy Brower | Forbes | September 19, 2021

Empathy has always been a critical skill for leaders, but it is taking on a new level of meaning and priority. Far from a soft approach it can drive significant business results.

You …

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How To Use LinkedIn When You’re Not Looking For A Job

By William Arruda | Forbes | May 4, 2022

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful career growth resources you have when you know how to use it. Sadly though, many people still view LinkedIn as a tool for just one aspect …

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MIT Alumni Startup Network

MITAS Circles are groups of 7-10 MIT Alums in similar career or life stages who meet regularly to help one another grow professionally and personally. Participants will have the opportunity to:

Reflect on questions and ideas with a smart and …

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