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Food Service Sales Intern

Bloomington, Minnesota

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About the Company:

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

About the Program:

  • 12-week long internship program (Typically May-August)
  • Opportunity to work on and take responsibility for exciting, strategic projects that are relevant to your coursework with real-world applications.
  • Exposure to upper level management, executives and the CEO.
  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. Internships at Schwan’s often lead to full- time job opportunities upon graduation.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees.
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled.

What you will be doing:

  • Focus on increasing sales of existing and new products via operator influence.
  • Manage and maintain strong relationships with key distributor and operator accounts.
  • Make regular calls/visits to major operator customers in the market.
  • Coordinate direct sales activities with mentor RSM or TSR team member.
  • Develop and leverage local operator opportunities (product and promotion).
  • Create and maintain accurate customer profiles of key operators in assigned market area.
  • Ensure accurate operator sales activity reports via centralized reporting system (SFDC).
  • Deliver product and manage/lead demos as needed.
  • Focus on driving compliance and increasing sales of existing and new products via operator influence.
  • Shadow and assist in sales planning activities, including going to market, setting strategies, and attending meetings.

What the expectations are of you:

  • Must be a confident, driven, self-starter with a proactive approach to work.
  • Excellent communications skills – verbal, written and interpersonal.
  • Ability to build rapport quickly and build honest relationships with high integrity.
  • Ability to effectively present information in group settings to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to meet important deadlines.
  • Comfortable with numbers and financial analytics – margins, labor costs, and pricing.
  • Must be comfortable navigating through and managing ambiguity.
  • Some travel required.


  • Candidates should be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s Business Management, Sales, Marketing, Communications, or business-related program graduating December 2021 or May 2022.
  • GPA of 3.0+ preferred.

Job Type: Non-exempt Business Unit: Schwan's Food Service, Inc. Req #: 20003950

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Brand Logos
  • Big Daddy's
  • Edwards
  • Mrs. Smith's
  • MINH
  • Red Baron
  • Freschetta
  • Pagoda
  • Tony's