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Internship - Provisions MBA (Sausalito, CA) job in Ventura

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California (CA), Ventura
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Retail
Employment:  Other
Impact Area:  Environmental Sustainability
Company Name:  Patagonia

Location
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California (CA)
City:  Ventura
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Description

Job Title:         Patagonia Provisions MBA Intern

Reports to:      Operations & Finance Manager, Provisions

Location:         Sausalito, CA

General Summary

The Provisions MBA Intern will support the Patagonia Provisions division in impactful projects working closely with the Provisions team in Sausalito, CA.  Projects will be based around generating meaningful strategic recommendations which will shape future products, sales channels and marketing programs. This position will work closely with cross functional partners to generate recommendations and new processes to help support the growth of the Provisions business. 

About Patagonia Provisions:

With Patagonia Provisions, our goals are the same as with everything we do: We aim to make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and perhaps most important, inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. And nowhere is the crisis more pressing than in the food industry. Today, modern technology, chemistry and transportation combine to put more distance between people and their food than ever before. We harvest salmon indiscriminately or farm them in open-water feedlots, putting wild salmon in peril. We overgraze our prairies, fill our livestock with antibiotics, and drain fossil aquifers to water unsustainable crops. Chemicals reign supreme to maximize production, and the unknown impact of genetically modified organisms hovers over the entire industry. In short, our food chain is broken. Patagonia Provisions is about finding solutions to repair the chain.

Essential Job Functions

  • Support and accelerate the identification of new and backup suppliers to incorporate Regenerative Organic ingredients into new and existing products.
  • Evaluate future product opportunities for Provisions based on supplier capabilities, as well as market and industry trends through each sales channel of the Provisions business.
  • Review supply base during a period of expansion and increasing scale and identify potential future supply gaps and potential contingency plans for responding to those gaps. 
  • Identify and implement process improvement opportunities during a period of high growth.

Minimum Job Qualifications
 

  • First year MBA student.
  • Have passion for the mission of Patagonia Provisions and making a change in the food/agriculture sector
  • Excellent analytical, communication and problem-solving skills ideally with experience in a start-up or a small team environment. 
  • A demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Experience in financial analysis, supply chain planning and/or strategic planning.
  • Experience in defining industry and sector trends backed up by data & scientific research. 
  • Able to effectively prioritize workload and work independently.
  • Strong analytical skills paired with, project management, communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Understanding of the ecommerce, wholesale and retail space is a plus.

Employee Conduct

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.


Internship Notes
This is a 12-week paid summer internship at Patagonia. Patagonia will also provide financial support for housing and temporary relocation to the area.

This job posting will remain active until January 7th, 2018.



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