At Alexion, we are innovators, leaders, and collaborators. And at the heart of everything we do is an intense desire to pursue the toughest challenges and truly change the world for people living with rare and devastating diseases.
The Business Operations Intern will be an integral part of the Business Systems and Digital Excellence team. In this role, they will support colleagues across the commercial organization with translating their business goals into digital solutions.
Projects and Deliverables
Assist the Advanced Analytics team with any analyses related to the business.
Conduct any external research on what other pharmaceutical companies are doing regarding digital marketing.
Produce and present metrics on project progress from the beginning to the end of the internship period.
Set up and participate in career coaching 1:1s.
Attend any therapeutic area trainings to gain knowledge in rare diseases.
Collaborate with functional representatives from VISion, Medical Affairs, Market Access, Regulatory Affairs, Patient Advocacy, Policy and Supply to ensure milestones/activities are mapped and are on-track for timely delivery leveraging Alexion’s proprietary launch planning tool
Specific Learning Objectives
Gain a high-level understanding of the rare disease space and the role of Business Operations within the Pharmaceutical industry
Learn to demonstrate project value to the company through presentations, 1:1 reviews, etc.
Learn the life cycle of change implementation in front end enterprise systems (gather business requirements, test, and train)
Work at the forefront of an accelerated digital environment in the Pharmaceutical industry
Effective communication skills - the ability to accurately convey information and project objectives to different parts of the business, both written and verbal
Microsoft Office Suite skills - Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Experience with coding and/or enterprise systems
Experience with Microsoft Outlook for meeting scheduling and email management
Problem solving skills: Solves routine technical problems
Scientific Inquisitiveness: Understands background of assigned technical tasks
Communication skills: Discusses work with supervisor and coworkers; Can draft technical documents with templates
Technical expertise: Conducts assigned routine tasks in the laboratory with supervision
Strategic ability: Understands priority of assigned tasks under direct supervision
Ownership and organization: Works with supervisor to ensure assigned tasks are completed. Keeps teams organized and on track.
Qualities that will help you succeed in this role
Be curious and solutions-oriented - we all roll our sleeves up to get things done at Alexion!
Be detail oriented
Take initiative - demonstrate your value through proactive suggestions and creative solutions
Be Collaborative - Ops is the bridge between the different functions of the business
Excellent time management
This internship is being offered to undergraduate students progressing toward a bachelor’s degree in STEM, Business, or a related field.
bachelor’s degree in STEM, Business, or a related field.