Marketing Intern

Job Title: Marketing Intern


We are a fast-growing, mid-sized CPG food manufacturing company (Top 125 in North America) that was founded by a father-son team (Louis and Fred Ruiz) 55 years ago with the idea of sharing their authentic Mexican family recipes with the world.

With the #1 brand in retail frozen Mexican Food (El Monterey) and the #1 brand in Convenience Store roller grills (Tornados), Ruiz Foods is committed to investing in growing the business through brand-building, delivering industry leading innovation, and using high quality fresh ingredients with bold authentic Mexican spices.

This paid internship position will be based in central California, with a low cost of living, family-friendly communities, and ready access to three national parks and countless other recreational activities.


Our Marketing Team leverages strengths in strategy, brand marketing, consumer insights, innovation, and new business development to lead the category and deliver profitable growth. Marketing brings engagement and brand participation with our customers, shoppers and consumers through creation and execution of best-in-class, equity-building brand communication. Ruiz Foods’ brand team leadership come from General Mills and SC Johnson, and it has a CEO with a Marketing background from Kraft and Unilever. These recent additions have been made to establish the foundation for the next period of aggressive growth for the company – and will allow you to learn some of the best practices in CPG marketing. We are seeking Marketing Interns to join our Brand and Innovation teams and help drive continued success.

As a Marketing Intern at Ruiz Foods, you will be a strategic business partner in the organization. You will lead a mix of analytical and communications projects enabling you to build and showcase your breadth and depth of leadership, strategic & analytical thinking, and innovative skills. We’re looking for top talented individuals that have abilities in these skill areas, along with collaboration, priority setting, consumer understanding, and project management.

You will be expected to analyze category and consumer data, evaluate financial performance of assigned products, drive key initiatives, and collaborate with agency partners to develop artwork.

You will have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become an effective brand manager and business leader across the retail, warehouse club, and foodservice business channels. And, you will receive top-notch training from marketing leaders who have honed their skills at some of the best Marketing companies in the world.

So are you ready to immerse yourself in understanding the ever-evolving, packaged-goods consumer to grow brand equity? Are you inspired to challenge paradigms and push creative boundaries to propel brand building and marketing to a new level? Then join us and delight consumers with brand experiences that make a difference in their lives.


Interns and entry-level employees support cutting-edge marketing strategies, while learning fundamental marketing skills. You will be working in an incredibly fast-moving business and have the opportunity to make valuable contributions. Your responsibilities may include:

  • Analyze consumer, market, & retailer trends via scanning data, consumer research, and secondary sources to identify key insights and translate analysis into strategic business decisions.
  • Collect and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data from marketing research campaigns.
  • Make recommendations related to promotions, products, pricing, and other key initiative that will impact the brand’s short- and long-term success.
  • Assist with project management of new product development, including managing timelines and working with third-party design agencies to develop packaging graphics.
  • Demonstrate team leadership and project management, working with team members in various cross-functional assignments to drive positive business results.
  • Create effective sell stories to gain strong trade support and product distribution using relevant category and consumer data.
  • Assist in development and execution of marketing plans for assigned base and new products, including trade advertising, point-of-purchase media, etc.
  • Assist marketing leadership in building brand plans, guiding the organization’s thinking, driving change and action to improve sales, profitability, and long-term viability.
  • Demonstrate the leadership and strategic thinking needed for both the current position and a future position as an Assistant Brand Manager


  • Status as current university student (Business or Marketing degree preferred)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skill and strategic thinking
  • Drive and initiative to learn and succeed
  • Ability to establish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. as required by law.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required


How To Apply

Send Resume To:
Human Resources
501 South Alta Ave
P.O. Box 37
Dinuba, CA 93618
Fax to (559) 591-1593
E-mail resume as a word attachment to:

Ruiz Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE: Male, Female, Vets, Disabled (M/F/V/D).
Ruiz Foods enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

El Monterey®, Tornados®, and Ruiz 4 Kids® are trademarks owned by Ruiz Food Products, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Artisan Bistro®, Three Bold Brothers™, and Not Your Nonna's™ are trademarks owned by Ruiz Brands LLC, registered in the United States and other countries, and licensed for use by Ruiz Food Products, Inc.