Brand & Creative Services Internship - Summer 2023

Aflac

Location: Columbus, Georgia

Job Type: Full time

Posted

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

Job Summary

Facilitates the coordination, execution, and implementation of broad projects and changes within the Brand & Creative Services department; monitors project plans and execution progress to resolve any variances and provides accurate communication to stakeholders; identifies required modifications to the project plan based on changed priorities, policy changes, and/or resource constraints in order to ensure plans continue to align to current business objectives

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as liaison and point of contact within the division, participating in key management activities and committees; maintains appropriate communications within area of responsibility during the execution of key initiatives, advising executive management accordingly; plans for the effective development and implementation of long term projects; prioritizes, forecasts, schedules, and coordinates resources within assigned projects; develops analytical models that pertain to the overall operation of the business unit and completes reports summarizing activities and trends
  • Coordinates a variety of ad hoc research activities; interpreting the data acquired and making recommendations to improve business decisions; maintains appropriate liaison role with functional contributors to provide communication required to assure realization of their commitments and to be able to provide timely communication with management regarding problems and status
  • Works with the management team to develop the organization’s budget and related activities; provides and gathers relevant information for each department’s budget; assists with the preparation of financial forecasts and cost proposals; monitors the use of budgeted resources, reviews departmental expenses vs. budget, and prepares reports for management that explain variances and use.
  • Provides assistance and works on specific projects within the assigned business unit; may assist with ad hoc projects related to the industry, and/or business unit processes
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and prepares reports for management; assists team in identifying process improvements
  • Continuously develops analytical, project management, leadership, presentation, and other business skills by involvement in strategic projects and work assignments
  • Receives training and performs duties in assigned business unit to become familiar with division functions, operations, management skills or style, and company policies and practices affecting each phase of business
  • Observes experienced personnel to acquire knowledge of methods, procedures, and standards required for performance of departmental duties
  • Participates in roundtable feedback discussions to interact with other participants and to offer program improvement ideas
  • Performs other duties as required

Education & Experience Required

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Minimum Required Actively pursuing bachelor's or master's degree in Marketing or a related field

  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Knowledge & Skills

    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication and team facilitation skills to interact effectively with senior and executive management, as well as internal and external customers

    • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, techniques, and methodology of project management, quality management, and change management

    • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    • Knowledge of budgeting and expense control to plan, implement, and minimize expenditure of funds while maintaining and improving quality standards

    • Ability to participate on multiple teams at one time, while maintaining a high level of customer service and focus on commitments

Working Conditions

The statements below describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

  • Normal office environment (In-person)

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