Intuitive Surgical Careers

Marketing MBA Intern

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California
Internships


Job Description

Job: Internships
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 182234

Description

Company Description:
Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.
 
Eligibility:
Must be concurrently enrolled and returning to an academic program in the fall in an accredited degree-seeking program.
 
Primary Function of Position:
We are seeking 6 Marketing MBA Interns to support teams across the organization. This position has the opportunity to make a direct impact to Intuitive’s marketing initiatives that deliver Intuitive’s products to patients worldwide. With the direction and supervision of a Group Product Manager or Sr. Marketing Manager, the Marketing MBA Intern will create a marketing strategy and positioning for under-addressed markets that are expected to have a growing role in the company’s business portfolio.
 
Based on candidate’s interest, Internship positions may be available in:
  • Product Marketing
  • System Marketing
  • Global Corporate Marketing
  • Clinical Marketing
  • Services Marketing
 
Roles and Responsibilities:
This position has responsibility and authority to:
  • Deliver analysis and strategy to drive marketing direction of a procedure, product and/or service, possibly including, but not limited to: positioning, messaging, segmentation, pricing, market share review, collateral gap analyses, conducting market research, product requirements, etc.
  • Develop an understanding of the value proposition and how to communicate that message to key customers and constituencies such as physicians, providers, payers, patients, and sales force.
  • Work with Key Opinion Leaders to better understand how the procedure, product and/or service are being utilized and determine how to communicate that value proposition to target customers
     
    The MBA Marketing Intern will:
  • Gain a deep understanding of procedures, products, and/or services and their value propositions
  • Analyze and assess the dynamics of the particular market, its associated call point, and how Intuitive product(s) is positioned within this context
  • Quickly respond to ad hoc analytic or research requests common in this dynamic, fast-paced, data-driven environment
  • Work cross-functionally to develop a strategy for the project – including identifying key success criteria and metrics which are measurable and executable
  • Spend time in the field interfacing with customers and Intuitive sales representatives to gather first-hand knowledge of the project’s potential impact and how best to execute on its goals
  • Complete and deliver strategy and action plan, including key tools, identified as needs for part of the marketing package
Qualifications

Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:
  • Pursuing an MBA in marketing, strategy, or operations 
  • Undergraduate background in life science, engineering or business discipline strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in healthcare and medical devices, experience in a therapeutic medical device or healthcare company preferred 
  • A proven record of achievement, leadership, and driving continued improvement
  • Positive, results-driven attitude and a resolve to win
  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Able to manage multiple priorities with flexibility
  • Proven ability to solve open-ended problems and work cross-functionally to implement initiatives
  • Superior verbal/written communication, teambuilding, and interpersonal skills to work across multiple constituents
  • Strong computer skills: well-versed in MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud Products desired
  • Ability to travel at various times throughout the summer. Some international travel may be required.
 
 
Commitment:  Must be available to work full-time hours, M-F for 10-12 weeks beginning Summer of 2019. 
 
We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.