Summer 2013 Operations Finance Intern
Perrigo - Allegan, MI

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About Perrigo

At Perrigo our mission is clear: we seek to provide quality affordable healthcare products. With over $3 billion in sales and approximately 9,000 people working around the world, Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier. We develop, manufacture, package and distribute over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients and consumer products. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of store brand OTC pharmaceutical products and infant formulas.

Why Perrigo

Perrigo is dedicated to providing a quality internship program that mentors students in the development of challenging work assignments complemented by the students' academic background and experiences. As part of the educational process, interns usually focus on a project specifically related to the academic major, along with other daily task, where you may learn to apply your expertise to a business environment. Perrigo’s intern program includes special training opportunities, mid and final performance reviews, lunch and learns with Senior Management from different business areas throughout Perrigo, and social events!


How would you like to spend a summer delivering value to one of Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies?

This role will consist of 3 main areas: Monthly reporting and financial analysis, special projects as assigned, and job shadowing/training.

The monthly reporting function of the internship is focused on updating, implementing, and streamlining various reports that will support the Operations and Indirect departments of Perrigo. The intern will utilize Microsoft Excel, SAP, and Hyperion among other resources to complete these reports. The Financial analysis/support consists mainly of creating cost estimates for new products and changes to existing products. The intern will need to gather information from various departments, understand the production processes, and be able to translate this information into the required estimates. Along with these cost estimates, ad-hoc financial analysis will be required.

The special projects will consist of long term assignments that will be completed over the course of the internship. Some examples of this year’s projects for the intern include the following: absorption analysis, research/benchmark other companies Ops Finance best practices, assist in designing templates, and finalization of annual budget reports and compilation of budget books for management.

The final area of the internship consists of training and job shadowing. The intern will accompany various members of the Operations Finance team to different meetings, conduct departmental interviews, attend plant tours, and receive various other training as time allows.

Required Skills

This will be a Full-Time internship during the Summer semester with the potential to be extended part-time into the Fall and Spring semesters.

A GPA of 3.25 or higher

Must have completed Sophomore year

Enrolled in an Accounting or Finance program

The student should have a professional demeanor, be attentive to details, dependable and work well in team environment

Must be very organized and have the ability to multi-task

Ability to achieve results in a fast paced and dynamic environment

The student should also possess good writing, speaking and listening skills

Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook preferred

No prior internship experience is required but such experience would be considered a plus

Required Experience

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From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Allegan, Michigan-based Perrigo Company has grown to become a leading...