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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

LinkedIn Resources | The LinkedIn Guys

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Jeremy Schifeling | Co-Founder, The LinkedIn Guys | 1/4/2023

As we get ready to take on 2023, here’s a quick reminder of how LinkedIn Masterclass can help (including templates that are ready to share):

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How to research any organization, …

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