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Category & Shopper Development Student Co-op - Toronto - Fall 2024

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must have high academic achievement, strong communication skills, excellent Microsoft Excel skills, and analytical thinking to succeed in this co-op opportunity.
  • You will assist in analyzing reports, develop actionable insights from data, uncover category trends, understand shopper behaviors, and lead a project presentation to key stakeholders.

Off-cycle Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyToronto


  • The Category & Shopper Development Student Co-op will be based out of Toronto, Ontario (1551 Weston Road, M6M 4Y4) with the opportunity for hybrid flexible work options. This is a temporary student position. During your 4-month co-op term month starting in September 2024, you will be responsible for proactively supporting the Category and Shopper Development (CSD) team in reporting and analysis, presentation development and working on solving key business issues.
  • In this role, you will assist in the creation of fact-based selling stories by providing relevant category, channel and customer/shopper information. You will leverage & interpret sales and market trends to identify areas of over or under performance, uncover the rationale & highlight future opportunities for growth. You will analyze shopper purchasing behaviors to assist in the development of recommendations that support achievement of our key business objectives. You will also enhance reporting capabilities, communication processes and continue the development of best practices within our coop student program. 
  • Success in this role will require results-driven behavior, intellectual curiosity, analytical thinking, and the ability to develop and present recommendations. We have an excellent student program at J.D. Irving with formal and informal opportunities to meet and network with people from all across the business, including other students. This is a great experience that will provide you with real, valuable work experience that will allow you to challenge yourself and learn from industry-leading professionals! 


  • High academic achievement along with demonstrated ability to pursue other interests at the same time
  • Strong communication / interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking skills

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Assist the CSD team in producing and analyzing key reports
  • Build analytical reports and presentations to support key business needs
  • Analyze complex sets of data and clearly share relevant facts/findings
  • Develop actionable insights to improve performance by uncovering category trends and understanding shopper purchase behaviors.
  • Lead a key initiative and/or project to present back to key stakeholders at the end of the Co-op term


Work type

Full time

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