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Healthcare Services Student Placement Job

Date: Oct 26, 2017

Location: Hoddesdon, ENG, GB

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: BUS002342

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.


MSD’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The division is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing MSD's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.


Position Overview

  • The Healthcare Service Placement student is a fully operational member of the Operational team and is responsible for ensuring good business practice applies to all of the business units activities.

  • In this very hands-on role the placement student will gain full insight of the strategy, operating model and day to day running of the business.

Key Activities

In this role the placement student will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring all commercial contracts have the appropriate documentation and monitoring commercial performance of contracts (costs and revenue).

  • Management of timesheet reporting and conversion in to costs.

  • Assisting with Transfer of Value reporting (a compliance requirement for our industry).

  • Managing the EPICS portal on behalf of Healthcare Services

  • Managing the monthly Healthcare services dashboard report and newsletter.

  • Maintaining and updating the capacity model on a monthly basis.

  • Updating the key projects balanced scorecards on a monthly basis.

In addition the placement student may be asked to support with the organisation and logistics of internal events eg: training, team meetings etc.

In the process of carrying out this role the placement student will be required to
Collaborate with many colleagues across the Healthcare Services organisation and to engage cross-functionally with other parts of the wider business eg: business units, legal, finance etc.

Key Capabilities/Skills 

  • Ability to communicate accurately both verbally and in writing

  • Good organisational skills

  • Team player, learning from and helping others overcome obstacles

  • Confident with a willingness to get involved

  • Strong sense of urgency, takes initiative to do things without being asked

  • Has a can do attitude, anticipates problems and proposes solutions, approaches work challenges creatively with fresh ideas

  • Listens and adapts to improve

  • Ability to run projects with a good eye for detail

  • A self starter who can be relied upon to work without supervision

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Education and Experience

  • Working towards a minimum of a 2:1 in a business related or scientific degree

  • Entering your third or penultimate year of study, returning to your degree course at the end of the placement

Next Steps

  • Stage 1
    Fill in our online application form and submit your CV

  • Stage 2
    If successful at stage 1, you will be invited to take part in an online test

  • Stage 3
    If successful at stage 2, you will be invited to a face to face interview



Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet fellow students before commencing the placement and have a handover with the current student.


Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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