Software Product Management Intern, MBA, Summer 2022 at Apeel (Remote)

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At Apeel Sciences, we look to nature to help the global food system improve quality, reduce waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.  

We believe that our most essential ingredient in our recipe for success is our people. We strive to cultivate an environment where everyone is welcomed, and can bring their full, authentic selves into everything they do at Apeel. Humility, Ingenuity, Leadership and Teamwork are the values that define us and how we work with each other, customers, and communities across the globe.

Company Background

Since 2012, founder James Rogers has been on a mission to tackle the global Food Waste Crisis with a goal of providing a more sustainable, equitable path forward for the global food system. Apeel is an edible protective layer that extends fruits’ and vegetables’ shelf-life. Apeel-covered fruits and vegetables spoil slower and require less refrigeration, and the plant-derived peel reduces the use of plastic and other products harmful to the planet. Apeel pulls material from the natural skins, peels, seeds, and pulp found on fruits and vegetables, to create the extra protective peel. The thin layer slows down water loss and oxidation, which can help keep those fruits and vegetables from browning and spoiling.

Company Culture

At Apeel Sciences, we look to nature to help the global food system improve quality, reduce waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.  Apeel is comprised of highly talented, deeply passionate, and tight-knit team members who are excited by the opportunity to challenge the status quo, obsessed with solving problems, and truly seek to positively change how we feed the world.

Our people are fundamental to our company’s success and continued growth. If you are ready for an opportunity to jump in, take ownership, and drive meaningful outcomes in a highly collaborative, communicative, and dynamic environment, we would love to connect with you!

About This Role

The Software Product Management team is responsible for establishing Apeel as the Digital Platform for the Fresh Food System returning $2.6T in waste to supply-chain participants. We combine nature’s intelligence and artificial intelligence to evolve the food system. We are seeking a motivated Software Product Management Intern who will support our efforts in launching data-driven, cloud-based software solutions that optimize the cultivation of food and sustainability of our fresh food system. During this internship, you will support the team and gain experience using software development systems. You will be responsible for gathering and analyzing market data to help senior management plan product rollouts.  The program dates for summer 2022 are from June 13th - August 19th (10 weeks). To qualify for this program applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university and reside within the United States for the duration of the internship.

What You’ll Do

  • Gather and analyze market data
  • Conduct internal stakeholder interviews for product requirements analysis
  • Evaluate the business case for product investment and develop high-level requirements
  • Present to the product management and software development team

What You Bring 

  • Are currently pursuing a Master's in Business Administration degree
  • Able to quickly synthesize and make sense of large amounts of information
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

More Information on Apeel
Apeel operates in the Agriculture industry. The company is located in Goleta, CA. Apeel was founded in 2012. It has 487 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 5 open jobs at Apeel, click here.
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