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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

How To Get Promoted At Work

By Shannon Cook | BusinessBecause | June 28, 2021

You’re an ambitious business leader and want to start taking on more responsibility, climb the career ranks, and land a higher salary. But where do you start?

Getting promoted at work is about …

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These 7 Interview Skills Will Help You Stand Out From the Pack

By Lily Zhang | The Muse

Having conducted hundreds of interviews—both mock interviews with career coaching clients and real interviews as part of search committees—and seen what the outcomes are, I can say with confidence that getting through the hiring process …

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What are industry verticals?

By Pitchbook

When professionals talk about industries, they are referring to a broad group of companies that operate in the same general space. For example, business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C), energy and healthcare are all well-established industries that represent the breadth …

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