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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

These traditional brands are shifting to a DTC model. Here’s how.

By Cara Salpini | Retail Dive | November 11, 2021

Department stores used to be the “it” place to buy apparel. But a lot has changed in the past 10 years, and some brands have recognized they can sell clothes just fine on …

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17 retailers have filed for IPOs in 2021. What does that say about the industry?

By Caroline Jansen | Retail Dive | November 8, 2021

2021 has ushered in a wave of companies eyeing the public markets. So far in 2021, Retail Dive has tracked 17 major retailers that have filed for initial public offerings or direct …

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The 8 Negotiation Skills You Need—Whether You’re Job Searching or Not

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe | The Muse

Let’s say you’re conducting a job search and aiming for an annual salary of $100,000, but a company you’ve interviewed with offers you $87,000. You could grudgingly accept it, walk away, or try to 

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