Strategic Marketing Intern (Bachelors level)

Date:  Feb 14, 2024

Columbus, OH, US

Company Overview


Grounded by a history that is deeply rooted in innovation, Hexion is a global employer committed to building and protecting the future by producing innovative performance materials.  Our materials are the building blocks for critical industries, including construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and infrastructure protection. Everywhere you look, you will find our materials and people at work to help customers make products that are stronger, safer, and cleaner. When you work for Hexion, you’ll join a team that is committed to operating safely and with integrity to build a more sustainable future for all, our associates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work.  

What We Offer


At Hexion, we prioritize providing progressive, inclusive, and competitive benefits that acknowledge the valuable contributions made by our associates while enhancing their overall well-being and promoting a healthy work-life balance.  

Our commitment to investing in our employees goes beyond these exceptional benefits, as we also offer continuous training and certification opportunities that enable you to advance your career with Hexion.  

Position Overview


Hexion is a leading global producer of adhesives and performance materials that enable production of engineered wood products and other growing specialty materials.  Aligned with the company’s focus on addressing our customers’ most pressing challenges, Hexion has committed that all new products will incorporate sustainable attributes by 2030.  Hexion is focused on driving innovations to increase the use of sustainable materials, while making infrastructure and homes safe from fires.  It is an exciting time to join a growing company and serve as a key contributor on an experienced and fun team, while the Company leverages the mega trends of climate change and capitalizes on a long-term housing boom.  


This intern role creates an opportunity to join Hexion as we build capabilities and grow the business.  Reporting to the VP of Strategic Marketing and New Business Development, the key focus of this role is to participate on teams and contribute to our strategic marketing growth efforts.  This internship will also be key to the marketing team in developing the growth idea hopper, investigating priority projects, and supporting projects as they transition through the stage gate process to commercialization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner, at all times, and in compliance with the Hexion corporate HS&E policies and procedures. 
  • Assist in identifying growth opportunities for Hexion by working directly with existing and new customers, and internal commercial and technical leaders as the emergence of advanced technologies is realized. 
  • Assist on one or more growth projects/programs using the appropriate tools and resources.  
  • Responsible for aiding in market research to support internal and external Discovery (i.e., growth opportunity ideas - market segmentation, overall market trend analysis, technology trends, competitive analysis) 
  • Provide business development support as needed for ongoing projects.  
  • Work with a team of internal engineers and chemists to link products and technologies to customer unmet needs. 
  • Prepare presentations / papers for internal and external customers focusing on technical value-added initiatives. 
  • Engage associates from other functions and in the external market community to grow applications knowledge and capability. 

Minimum Qualifications


The required skills, knowledge and experience are: 


  • Pursuing Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, Chemical or Materials engineering, or related Science or Marketing from an accredited college or university (rising Senior preferred). 
  • Intellectual curiosity: to learn, to ask questions.  
  • Ability to perform financial analysis in support of business decisions. 
  • Ability to influence multifunctional teams. 
  • Ability to build strong relationships and to support product and marketing strategies to grow the business. 
  • Personal Leadership: demonstrate initiative with the ability to work independently. 
  • Proven ability to work in a highly demanding environment dealing with multiple priorities that require initiative, flexibility, and adaptability. 
  • Strong execution and deadline focus.  
  • A highly motivated self-starter. 
  • Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills (written and verbal). 



We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.


In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.


Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.


Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin