Product Development Intern (3788)

Administrative Services North Mankato, Minnesota


Position at The Occasions Group, Inc.

The Occasions Group is seeking a  Marketing Intern to support our product development and merchandising team in a number of different functions. The position is primarily responsible for projects related to customer market research, product trend research, program support, and marketing and sales support.

Shift Available

  • This will be determined based on candidate availability

Responsibilities Include:

  • Gathering information about product form trends of competitors, partners and markets to inform product innovation team initiatives.
  • Assist in compiling and tracking of product sales data. 
  • Support creative leads and merchandising coordinators with day to day activities.
  • Support sales and marketing communications teams with product samples and images for communications related to sales development.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high degree of energy, initiative and self-motivation
  • A very strong communicator, verbal and written
  • Team player
  • Strong computer proficiency (Microsoft Office Software – particularly Excel)
  • Ability to multitask
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in groups 

About Our Company

Our Total Rewards package of benefits and compensation reflects our bold commitment to creating opportunity and security for employees.

We offer a competitive base salary, and an attractive benefit package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K, incentive compensation plan, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday pay.

The Occasions Group grew out of the deep strength and broad experience of Taylor Corporation, our parent company. We’ve evolved and grown from the initial acquisition in 1975 of Carlson Wedding Service (now Carlson Craft) in Mankato, MN.

Our roots began in the wholesale market through Carlson Craft, and since then we have developed capabilities to go to market through multiple channels. And since them we have strategically acquired or built additional facilities in North America, including locations in Sunman, Indiana; Rexburg, Idaho; and Waco Texas. With our unique assets and talents, we’re able to help you create custom programs so each of your customers feels special.