Internship: Commercial Operations

As a valued member of the Commercial Organization, the successful candidate will be assigned to lead a keystone initiative during their time with Argonaut, helping to define the project and driving it to successful completion to advance the Commercial Organization’s and Argonaut’s goals.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Keystone Initiative: Competitive Landscape Analysis (8-12 weeks, 30%)
    • Identify top competitors by business segment (Biopharma, Life Sciences)
    • Research top competitive CDMOs with respect to:
      • Enabling technologies
      • Geographic reach
      • Brand reputation
      • Channel/content marketing
      • Et al as directed by supervisors

The candidate will also contribute to the following areas as assigned:

  • Analytics & Data Management (8-12 weeks, 20%)
    • Leverage CRM and ERP Systems for reporting and analytics
    • Analyze pricing, sales, et al data
    • Improve data hygiene and maintenance efforts
    • Reconcile any discrepancies between CRM and ERP systems
  • Business Development (8-12 weeks, 15%)
    • Collaborate with Business Development Directors, Operations Team, and Commercial Leadership to understand, assess, and develop action plans for issues impacting the Commercial team
    • Support Business Development in pitch process and demand generation
    • Support the Business Development and Marketing teams as needed
  • Process & Systems (8-12 weeks, 20%)
    • Identify areas of friction or sub-optimal implementation and recommend improvements/enhancements
    • Enter domestic sales orders into relevant systems, with high attention to detail and sense of urgency
    • Codify processes and procedures in Standard Operating Procedures
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration (8-12 weeks, 15%)
    • Interface between Operations and Business Development to ensure exceptional customer experience
    • Liaise with the Logistics/Operations department to ensure timely deliveries
    • Engage colleagues at various levels and functions to identify opportunities to increase efficiencies


  • 2nd or 3rd year student pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university
  • Majoring in Business Administration, Management or related field
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher
  • Knowledge and experience using MS Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
  • High level of discretion and confidentiality is required as the candidate will be exposed to non-public information
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Ability to remain flexible, work cross-functionally and shift priorities as needed
  • A self-starter with attention to detail
  • Positive and collaborative disposition

Corporate Overview

Argonaut Manufacturing Services Inc. is a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. The company is dedicated to serving highly innovative companies in the biopharmaceutical and molecular diagnostics industries. Argonaut is a full service, cost-effective partner, providing complete solutions in the areas of formulation, filling and final kitting of reagents and consumables. Argonaut provides the quality and regulatory expertise to assure the highest in quality manufacturing and supply chain excellence.

Argonaut Manufacturing Services, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability, or any other class protected by Federal, State or local laws. Argonaut complies with all employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and all must have the authorization to work in the US.

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