Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail

General Requirements

  • Deep interest and passion for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Retail
  • Prior experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods or Retail space
  • Self-Starter who demonstrates Creativity, Drive & Leadership, but who is also humble
  • Someone who’s likeable & confident, but isn’t afraid to ask for help when they need it

Skills required

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Team Player
  • Strong Influencer and Negotiator
  • Innovator
  • Understanding Pricing & it’s impact on the Entire Business
  • Planning & Execution
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Anticipating Market Trends
  • Strong Financial Analytics
  • Understanding how Decisions impact the entire business
  • Coping & Adapting to Market Shifts quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Servant Leadership

Type of Jobs

  • Marketing – Brand Management, Insights & Analytics, Innovation, Digital & eCommerce
  • General Management – Rotational Leadership Programs that provide broad Business exposure
  • Sales – Business to Consumer (B2C), Business to Business (B2B)
  • Finance – Corporate, Category & Plant Finance, Merchandise Planning, Retail Store Ops or Real Estate
  • Supply Chain – Operations Management, Sourcing or Planning & Forecasting
  • Category Management – Owning the Profit & Loss for a specific product or portfolio
  • Merchandising – Buyer, Strategic Pricing Consultant, or Pricing Analyst
  • Technology – Information Data & Innovation, eCommerce and Digital Infrastructure
  • Human Resources – Generalist or Specialized
  • Internal Strategy – Marketing, Loyalty & Process Improvement and/or Profit Improvement Manager
  • Six Sigma – Process Improvement

Technical Preparation/Knowledge Building

Internal Resources

  • Rotman Faculty
  • Rotman MBA & Graduate Career Centre
  • Various Rotman Student-led Clubs – Rotman Marketing Association (RMA), Rotman Operations Management Association (ROMA), Rotman Business Analytics Club (RBAC) etc.

External Resources