HR Shared services: pladis Global and Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

  • Marketing Innovation Intern

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Area of Interest
  • Overview

    Who we are today
    Godiva is broadly recognized as the worldwide leader in super premium chocolates, through over 600 retail stores, 40,000 points of sale and over 800 Travel retail points of sale in more than 80 countries. Godiva's commitment to excellence is also apparent in its Gold Ballotin Collection and seasonal packaging which have earned Godiva a global reputation for design excellence. Godiva manufactures and markets a broad portfolio of indulgent products, including boxed premium chocolates, small chocolate treats, dipped fruit, biscuits/cookies, coffee/cocoa, blended chilled beverages and other premium chocolate products all bearing the Godiva name. Godiva has recently taken meaningful and successful steps to broaden its portfolio beyond chocolate gifting into the high growth, self-consumption and home entertainment/sharing segments of the marketplace across the Globe. Godiva products are manufactured in Brussels, Belgium and Reading, PA and select co-manufacturing locations globally. The company has approximately 5,000 employees around the world.
    Why us?

    If you love our brand, are a chocolate lover and are passionate about making a difference for a global company please consider a career with us. We are looking for people who love taking initiative and becoming part of a fast moving company.


    The Marketing Innovation Intern will have the chance to experience what it’s like to be a part of the Marketing Innovation team creating indulgent products that delight the world! This position will provide support in handling and managing the tactical/operational category management tasks related to product development and strategy.

    The position will also be responsible for owning a special innovation project intended to help grow the business in North America. This will be done by focusing on a key product category, taking a deep dive into trends, completing a retail competitive audit, analysing sales data and working with cross functional teams to determine feasibility, recipe development, packaging design and commercialization strategy.


    • Provide support for all development concepts, projects, briefs required for the management of the portfolio
    • Provide support to pull together plans, presentations, overviews needed to efficiently drive category management activity throughout the business
    • To build strong business cases, interact with main counterparts in R&D, PMO, Graphic design, Operations, Finance, Marketing, and Insights.
    • Ensure company administrative processes are implemented correctly: Data entry into internal costing system, collecting data and forecasts from business units, budget.
    • Compile information on trends, competition, sales, marketing surveys, external suppliers to help generate innovation addressing new opportunities and consumer insights
    • Understand the product financials for the portfolio
    • Adhere to the NPD process
    • Collect key information to track and review launches to learn what works, what does not and any other key learnings


    • Minimum Education Required: Currently enrolled in college
    • Interest in Marketing
    • Good knowledge of MS Office
    • Strong organizational/planning skills
    • Process minded
    • Analytical skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Team player and ability to collaborate and partner cross-functionally
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Eager to learn and open minded, can-do attitude is a must
    • Passionate about the job
    • Flexible
    • Passion for the brand
    • Creative thinking and problem solving skills a must


    Godiva appreciates your interest and consideration of our company. We regret that we will not be able to respond to every resume submission. Only those candidates who best meet our needs shall be contacted. Again, thank you for your consideration.

    Godiva Chocolatier is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veterans.

    Search Firm Representatives please read carefully:
    Godiva is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Godiva via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Godiva in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of Godiva, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Godiva as a result of the referral or through other means.


    We are aware of a widespread scam that involves impersonating HR colleagues across different organizations. Impacted jobsites are currently working to address this issue and ensure a resolution. Please understand that this is not related to any Godiva sites nor is this a Godiva IT issue. This is a very unfortunate situation and we would like to take this opportunity to assure you that Godiva Chocolatier would never:

    • Contact you via a personal email accounts
    • Utilize any social media chats or hangouts to conduct interviews
    • Send you checks or wire transfers for the purchase of equipment
    • Provide you with new hire documentation without having met you or completing an application

    If you believe that you have been contacted by someone fraudulently posing as a Godiva HR colleague, please contact us immediately at 800-946-3482 and then choose option 3.





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