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At Foundation Medicine we look for the best and brightest interns and co-ops who share our hunger for transforming cancer care. Learn more about our 2022 program here. 


Intern, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Analyst (Graduate)

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

The Intern, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Analyst, supports Global S&OP strategy, analyzes data across relevant functions to uncover insights that inform strategy, and promotes continuous process improvement initiatives. This role collaborates with the S&OP team to translate commercial objectives as they relate to forecasted patient sample volume into executable operations plans and schedules across global testing sites. This position utilizes business data/intelligence to build scenario models and enables decision-making for capacity trade-offs and investment decisions. The outcome of this internship is to gain experience translating business data into tangible, operational decisions. 


The FMI Internship Program is offered to students currently registered in a degree program. It is a 10-12 week summer commitment, Full Time, 40 hours/week. Interns will gain a greater understanding of FMI through challenging project-based work, Lunch & Learns with company executives, and the chance to connect with all employees by attending many other company-wide events.


Foundation Medicine is unable to consider candidates that will require visa sponsorship now, or in the future, for this specific role.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand the overall concept behind FMI and contribute to internal business processes, specifically related to S&OP.
  • Collaborate with Business Units (Commercial, Biopharma, R&D, Finance, Development Operations, etc.) to aggregate patient sample and other assay testing demand. Learn how these Business Units contribute to the overall sales and operational plan.
  • Analyze relevant Business Unit data, perform data modeling, uncover key insights, and communicate these insights through Business Intelligence software to inform Operations strategy.
  • Build scenario plans, perform risk analysis and recommend contingency plans related to operational needs across the Global network.
  • Support Supply Chain and inform the inventory planning team on needs across all testing sites.
  • Present Operations planning and analysis to a larger, cross-functional audience. 
  • Support improvement initiatives that impact multiple areas to stabilize and then improve the planning process using Operational Excellence methodologies.
  • Support cross functional team initiatives for new and any upgraded business processes and system implementations.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Basic Qualifications

  • Graduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a Master’s degree in Supply Chain, STEM, business, or analytics disciplines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with a visual analytics platform such as Microsoft Power BI or Tableau.
  • Experience building analytical models, capacity models, or scenario models.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a laboratory environment in the presence of chemicals and reagents, while understanding HIPAA and cGCP regulations.
  • Knowledge of basic Supply Chain concepts such as demand planning, inventory planning, logistics, and product distribution.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, accurately, and directly, both verbally and in writing, to a widely varied audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and cross-functionally.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills for developing creative solutions and meeting objectives.
  • Professionalism with an attention to detail.
  • Collaborative team player and ability to maintain focus in difficult situations.



About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Our 2022 Internship Program

At Foundation Medicine we look for the best and brightest interns who share our hunger for transforming cancer care. Not only will each intern have the opportunity to learn and grow, but we will also learn from our interns as we pursue our passion together. We offer opportunities in departments across the company including: Lab Operations, Cancer Genomics, Data Strategy & Product Development, Technology, and Business Support Services. 

Learn more about our 2022 program here. 

"My time as an intern helped shape my career decisions. Seeing the important work done at Foundation Medicine helped me realize that this was the right path for me. After I graduated college in May of 2020, I was offered a full-time position as a Molecular Technician, before being promoted to a Molecular Technologist I. In my current role, I process patient samples by performing DNA digestion, extraction, library construction, and quality control assays."

- Stephanie, Molecular Technologist, Former Laboratory Operations Intern


Learn more about making the most of your internship here. 

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Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

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