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Intern the Otsuka Way: Portfolio & Operations Management - Otsuka Summer 2023Internship

Company: Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Location: Stamford
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Otsuka is a dynamic and vibrant organization made up of motivated individuals we call Otsuka-people-people who have a shared mission for creating new products for better health worldwide. We live by our purpose: defy limitation, so that others can too. This purpose gives meaning to our work and motivates and drives us each day.

Otsuka's Internship Program offers meaningful hands-on project experiences that impact patient's lives while providing students an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. The internship program takes a holistic approach to education, in that students acquire both practical, applicable skills, but also gain additional experience in business and innovation as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry and the student's area of study. Students will have the opportunity to learn to navigate the complex matrix and team environment at a global pharmaceutical company, gain the fundamental skills and knowledge in the industry and will also engage in valuable, practical job experience through the internship experience.

We have opportunities for you across our business and corporate functions!

We're looking for the best candidates out there who want to make a difference in patients' lives. Candidates who are hungry, innovative, and ready to make an impact within the Pharmaceutical Industry. Now is your chance to be a part of the innovation!

Job Description
The Portfolio & Operations Management (POM) group within the Data & Analytics (D&A) division develops, maintains, and supports the application of leading portfolio management practices and operational processes to the work performed by other D&A departments. The group enables D&A to deliver analytical insights of high value, and to do so in the most efficient and effective ways. The intern for POM will gain experience in a variety of disciplines including operational process design, program and project management, as well as organizational development and change management. An MBA candidate focusing their studies in the areas of operations, project management, or consulting will have an enriching and well-rounded experience as an intern within the POM group.
The internship project will be a workstream within the existing Portfolio Management Office Design Program. The goal of this program is to elevate the maturity level of portfolio, program, and project management capabilities and practices within D&A. The benefits to D&A and Otsuka are greater efficiency and productivity with D&A enabling us to focus on the most value-added work and deliver it in the most effective manner possible. As mentioned above the intern will be helping to drive the design and implementation of one process out of several planned process implementations. Depending on the timing of the internship, the intern may participate in additional process development efforts.

Specifically, the intern will:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of a new portfolio management process within the D&A organization.
  • Collaborate with Otsuka full-time stakeholders in the production of workflow diagrams and process narratives as well as frameworks that support the process and definitions of all parameters within the framework.
  • Help design governance and organizational structures that support new portfolio management methods.
  • Provide program and project management support for one or more strategic initiatives within the D&A Project Portfolio.
    Qualifications/ Required
    Knowledge/ Experience and Skills:
    • The ideal intern for this role would be a solid MBA candidate aspiring for a position in portfolio management, operations, and/or consulting.
    • Experience using Microsoft Office, such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team
    • Familiarity with collaboration tools, such as SharePoint and MS Teams
    • Course work on operations and/or portfolio, program, and project management a plus

      Educational Qualifications:
      • Enrolled in an MBA program at an AACSB accredited college or university
      • Must have completed at least the 1st year of MBA level studies prior to this internship
      • Demonstrates behaviors aligned with the Otsuka Corporate Brand including Perseverance, Unconventional Thinking, and Humility
      • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment
      • Demonstrate ability to think creatively to solve complex problems
      • Exhibits eagerness to learn and ability to learn quicklyCome discover more about Otsuka and our benefit offerings; job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.Valid Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or AccommodationThe COVID-19 Vaccination is mandatory for incoming new hires and employees. Uploading documentation with proof of full vaccination record or an Otsuka approved accommodation will be required during the pre-employment process as permitted by law. New hires must be fully vaccinated unless there is an approved accommodation prior to start date.Statement Regarding Job Recruiting Fraud ScamsAt Otsuka we take security and protection of your personal information very seriously. Please be aware individuals may approach you and falsely present themselves as our employees or representatives. They may use this false pretense to try to gain access to your personal information or acquire money from you by offering fictitious employment opportunities purportedly on our behalf.Please understand, Otsuka will never ask for financial information of any kind or for payment of money during the job application process. We do not require any financial, credit card or bank account information and/or any payment of any kind to be considered for employment. We will also not offer you money to buy equipment, software, or for any other purpose during the job application process. If you are being asked to pay or offered money for equipment fees or some other application processing fee, even if claimed you will be reimbursed, this is not Otsuka. These claims are fraudulent and you are strongly advised to exercise caution when you receive such an offer of employment.Otsuka will also never ask you to download a third-party application in order to communicate about a legitimate job opportunity. Scammers may also send offers or claims from a fake email address or from Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc, and not from an official Otsuka email address. Please take extra caution while examining such an email address, as the scammers may misspell an official Otsuka email address and use a slightly modified version duplicating letters.To ensure that you are communicating about a legitimate job opportunity at Otsuka, please only deal directly with Otsuka through its official Otsuka Career website will not be held liable or responsible for any claims, losses, damages or expenses resulting from job recruiting scams. If you suspect a position is fraudulent, please contact Otsuka's call center at: 800-363-5670. If you believe you are the victim of fraud resulting from a job recruiting scam, please contact the FBI through the Internet Crime Complaint Center at:, or your local authorities.

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