Intern - Project Management (With Onboarding And Recruiting Focus)

Praxis Life Sciences Lake Forest , IL 60045

Posted 2 weeks ago

About Us: Praxis Life Sciences is a management consulting firm specializing in large, complex business change initiatives that result in superior efficiency and results in the life science industry, which includes pharmaceutical, bio-technology and medical device companies. Headquartered in Chicago with a virtual office in California, Praxis offers unique opportunities and experiences across the United States, while keeping reasonable travel in mind. We are seeking candidates who meet the requirements below and value autonomy, high-quality client delivery, work-life flexibility, candor, and a family-like atmosphere.

About the Position:

We are currently looking for an energetic and self-motivated intern who will spend half of their summer in a rotational program obtaining hands-on experience with multiple different clients and engagements, and the other half working with the Praxis Onboarding and Recruiting leads to implement improvements in those programs. Responsibilities will include planning and managing projects using project management and process-improvement methodologies and tools, creating deliverables, and supporting Praxis project managers at clients. The intern will contribute to improving our standards and methods while promoting their use within Praxis and at their client(s). This is a paid internship.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of several projects or one large project
  • Analyze current state and propose recommendations.
  • Contribute to effectively planning projects that balance scope, schedule, budget, and quality
  • Effectively execute communication strategies
  • Effectively utilize MS Project, SharePoint, and other collaboration or planning tools to drive project oversight and management.
  • Possess or obtain a knowledge base of each client's business, organization and objectives.
  • Manage scope and mitigate risk across projects.
  • Gather project performance data from teams and synthesize into meaningful reports.
  • Work closely with project personnel to arrange and coordinate project workshops and meetings.
  • Pursue excellence and meet or exceed clients needs.
  • Recognize the need for change and engage other resources to convey that need.
  • Build fundamental knowledge in the life sciences industry and convey knowledge to others.
  • Evoke creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas to fruition.
  • Determine new, creative ways to employ teams on projects and distribute responsibilities.
  • Engage with other Praxis colleagues or client teams to share lessons learned and best practices.
  • Manage day-to-day client interactions and expectations for one or many projects.
  • Anticipate client needs and proposes alternative business solutions.
  • Continually seek and capitalize upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES

Leadership

  • Pursue excellence and meet or exceed clients needs.
  • Recognize the need for change and engage other resources to convey that need.
  • Build fundamental knowledge in the life sciences industry and convey knowledge to others.

Teamwork

  • Evoke creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas to fruition.
  • Determine new, creative ways to employ teams on projects and distribute responsibilities.
  • Engage with other Praxis colleagues or client teams to share lessons learned and best practices.

Client Management

  • Manage day-to-day client interactions and expectations for one or many projects.
  • Anticipate client needs and proposes alternative business solutions.
  • Continually seek and capitalize upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

Requirements

  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop and deliver engaging presentations
  • Analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience with MS Office Suite
  • Graduates pursuing degrees in Business (MBA/MIS/ Industrial Operation) and/or individuals with 1-2 years of applicable industry experience.

Praxis Life Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates must be legally eligible to work for any employer in the United States. Please visit praxislifesciences.com for more information about our firm and the services we offer.

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