IT Business Intern at Jack Link's Protein Snacks (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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Company Description

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We’re not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It’s in our DNA. We’ve turned a family recipe into the world’s largest meat snack business, that’s still proudly family owned and operated.

We’re a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey – whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It’s a journey we share with you. It’s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category…with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.

At Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground, to realize our vision of becoming the World’s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?

Join the team, make a difference, be part of something bigger.

Link Snacks, Ink (“Jack Link’s”) is the #1 Meat Snack brand in the U.S. Headquartered in Minong, Wisconsin, Link Snacks is a family-owned and operated company that represents a heritage of quality, safety and innovation. The company is made up of passionate team members who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products. Sold in more than 40 countries, the Link Snacks’ family of companies owns a portfolio of brands that includes Jack Link’s®, Lorissa’s Kitchen®, Wild River®, Golden Island®, MATADOR®, BiFi®, and Peperami®.

Job Description

Join Jack Link's as IT Business Intern for Summer 2023! In this project-based internship, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by being engaged within the Jack Links IT Business team and collaborate with the Jack Links Business team. 

You will collaborate with the business team to gather insights and challenges within the business team. Identify possible approaches and solutions to address the business challenges. Align on appropriate solution for the business that addresses business challenges and aligns with overall IT business security and technology guidelines. You will document requirements and create user stories to produce a technology solution, from concept to delivery for either our North America or EMEA business teams. 

Possible focus projects could focus on collecting information and providing insights to assist with business processes and decisions, documenting and automating business processes to improve business effectiveness and accuracy. At the completion of your internship, you will conduct a final presentation on your internship experience to multiple areas of the business. (IT, Business partners and Jack Links senior executive team).

As an IT Business Intern within Jack Link’s, you will work closely with the technology and business teams, gaining formal and informational training.

 IT Business Intern responsibilities:

  •  Collaborate with the business and creating necessary requirements and user stories
  • Creating mockups or prototypes and present to business partners to assist with refining business and development requirements and user acceptance criteria
  • Be part of development team to set goals and deliverables for sprints, and communicate new functionality of changes to stakeholders
  • Attend daily stand-ups as needed and work with development teams so that clear understanding of backlog items is achieved by providing guidance and clarification when sought. 
  • Final presentation to leadership team to recap experience

Qualifications

Experience with the following preferred:

· Academic focus in Information Technology or Business

· Able to use agile thinking to break large problems into smaller, quicker, achievable wins

· Ability to work autonomously, prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints

· Team player with a “can do” attitude

· Ability to adapt in a changing work environment

· Strong verbal and written communications skills

· Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)Understanding of Testing and Documentation using proper methodologies

· Ability to work with an iterative and incremental IT environment

· Strong preference for candidates within a commutable distance to Minneapolis, MN

Additional Information

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.

E-VERIFY:
Jack Link’s is participant in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For information about the E-Verify program, please visit: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

More Information on Jack Link's Protein Snacks
Jack Link's Protein Snacks operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Minong, WI, Minneapolis, MN, New Glarus, WI, Makato, MN, Lauren, IA and Alpena, SD. Jack Link's Protein Snacks was founded in 1986. It has 974 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 4 open jobs at Jack Link's Protein Snacks, click here.
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