Product Marketing Student Associate (Furniture)- Year Round

Steelcase | Grand Rapids, MI

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Posted Date 11/27/2019

Who we are:

Steelcase was founded as an office furniture maker, and we've evolved into the global leader in workplace solutions. We apply our insights to the intersection of space, technology, and furniture, helping individuals and teams in leading companies around the world to have a better day at work.

Why people choose to work with us:

As a student associate in the Furniture category of Marketing, you can expect to learn product management of a portfolio. This includes competitive positioning, pricing, and training content.

You will hold the responsibilities of an entry-level marketing associate. You will gain full exposure to the product development and launch processes of a product. You will improve your communication, time management, and project management skills.

What you will be doing:

Your goal in this position is to partake in real product marketing experiences through product ownership and team support.

How to meet your goal?

  • Do you love collaborating?
  • Does the opportunity of ad hoc projects excite you?
  • Performing competitive research through various methods.
  • You will execute directed activities including data and pricing analysis to define and identify trends. Curating content for product line pricing comparisons.
  • Collaborating cross-functionally with Sales, Product Development and Launch, and other functions.

Who you are:

  • You know how to balance school and your other activities.

  • You organize your classes, part-time job, and student involvement through proper time and schedule management.

  • Group projects are your favorite and you love working on a team.

  • You communicate effectively through all channels.

  • You enjoy math and tell stories through data visually and verbally.


  • Strong technical skills: Microsoft Office (proficient in Excel)

  • Strong Verbal, Written, and Informal Communication skills

  • Financial Acumen. Data Mining and Analysis

  • Major: Marketing, Finance, Business, Economics

  • Preferred year: Rising Junior or Senior (expected graduation year: 2021- 2022)

  • Expected Start Date: Winter 2020

This role is year-round. You will be working part-time, 15-20 hours a week during the school semester and we are willing to work around your class schedule. You will be working full-time, 40 hours during the summer

Your Future Team:

The Furniture group has 3 divisions. We own Individual Workstation Solutions. We are the biggest part of the revenue channel. We own panels/spines, fixed desking, storage, screens and worksurfaces. We are comprised of 4 members. Our group is laid back with a good blend of experience, including manager, senior, and novice experience. There are also two other student associates working in other divisions of Furniture. We are collaborative and accessible. We have fun, work hard, and support one another.


We are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we're always looking to get better. We value applicants who are comfortable interacting with people different than themselves. Women, people of any race or national origin, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, veterans, working mothers and fathers, and everyone else are all invited to apply.

We seek to find the best person to fill this role and will not discriminate based on race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.

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