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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.

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 in 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

Black women executives making history in the c-suite offer career advice to those following in their footsteps

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By Chauncey Alcorn | CNN Business | February 20, 2021

Kamala Harris isn’t the only Black woman making history in 2021.

The January 20 swearing-in of the nation’s first woman, Black and southeast Asian vice president came at a pivotal moment for …

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3 Retail Strategies to Drive Growth in 2021

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Innovative new strategies will be table stakes for retailers in 2021, according to a new report from Deloitte.

By Anna Meyer | Inc. | January 27, 2021

Small businesses in the retail industry have new rules to play by if they want …

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THINKING FORWARD – Ideas for your work from MIT Sloan School of Management

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+ THREE INSIGHTS FOR THE WEEK
February 7 – February 13, 2021

1. Companies invested roughly $50 billion in artificial intelligence last year, and that figure …

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