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Biogen Idec | Cambridge, MA
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Job Description

At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers and leaders in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. We work together to bring life-changing therapies to patients every day.

We are currently seeking an MBA summer intern to support our corporate strategy team, which sits within corporate development. The corporate strategy team is responsible for developing and refining Biogen's overarching and long-term strategy to ensure sustainable growth. The role(s) will be based in Cambridge, MA.

The MBA Intern will be responsible for completing project(s) that deal with strategic business issues at the corporate level. These project(s) will provide the Intern exposure to business leaders and cross-functional areas. Participants will be expected to demonstrate in-depth understanding of the critical issues, decision-making, and project management skills. The participant will be required to work independently as well as in a team environment. Assignments will be based on business needs as well as candidate experience and interest.

The ideal candidate will have experience supporting the development of strategic plans, aligning strategies with key stakeholders, and working across complex matrix organizations. This role is highly cross-functional and will report to a Manager in Corporate Strategy.

Key responsibilities will vary based on the intern's project, but examples may include:

* Support processes that will help refine, the overall strategic direction of the company in the near-, mid-, and long-term
* Provide internal consulting on strategic business questions directly from the executive committee

oExamples include emerging markets, competitive and pricing dynamics, digitization, AI

* Support the execution of the Long-Range Planning process
* Partner with key stakeholders to across the organization to help develop and align broad Biogen strategic plans


* 3-5 years in biotech, pharmaceutical, and/or consulting environments, including experience in corporate strategy or strategy consulting
* Experience supporting the development of strategies that align to company mission and vision
* Experienced, hands-on project manager adept at establishing processes, creatively solving problems, facilitating cross functional teams, and managing through significant ambiguity and complexity
* Exceptional strategic thinker and thought leader, with strong leadership, collaboration and influence skills
* Forward thinker willing to respectfully challenge the norm
* Highly motivated, resourceful, results-oriented individual
* Strong leadership qualities and an ability to influence across functional lines
* Ability to work at all levels of the company, including with senior leaders
* Basic understanding of the drug development process and working knowledge of the essential

activities for all key functional areas

* Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including specifically, the skills

needed to manage difficult conversations and interactions as they arise

Skills & behaviors:

* Ability to drive results in a highly matrixed organization without direct authority
* Establish effective trust-based relationships with internal and external stakeholders from different functions and seniority levels; highly collaborative
* Ability to effectively prioritize work; strong project management skills
* Highly independent/autonomous and self-motivated - demonstrated ability to thrive in less well-defined work environments and demonstrates attitude of ownership
* Flexibility - ability to adapt to changing priorities and evolving needs
* Strong leadership, communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, including ability to synthesize information for senior management; communicates proactively in clear, timely and open manner; raises issues in a constructive manner


* B.A./B.Sc. required; in related field preferred (business, science, technology)
* Enrolled in an accredited MBA Program with graduation planned for 2020
* Concentration in Marketing, General Management, and/or Healthcare Management is preferred

About Biogen Idec

Biogen Idec Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of therapies. The Company's products address diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis. The Company has four products: AVONEX (interferon beta-1a), RITUXAN (rituximab), TYSABRI (natalizumab) and FUMADERM (dimethylfumarate and monoethylfumarate salts). AVONEX is used in the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). RITUXAN is used in the treatment of relapsed or refractory low-grade or follicular, CD20-positive, and B-cell, non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (B-cell NHLs). TYSABRI is approved for the treatment of relapsing forms of MS. FUMADERM acts as an immunomudulator. It also has product candidates, such as BG-12 (acquired with the purchase of Fumapharm), ANTI-CD80 antibody/(galiximab), ANTI-CD23 antibody/(lumiliximab), Ocrelizumab/(Humanized ANTI-CD20 Antibody) and Lixivaptan.In January 2007, the Company completed the acquisition of Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Source: 10-K)