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H. D. Smith

H. D. Smith is offering three internship options. These positions are ideal for Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Management and Organizational Leadership majors.

H. D. Smith Prescription Products Department
1 Internship Available

H. D. Smith is the fourth largest wholesale pharmaceutical firm in the United States. The corporate headquarters is located in Springfield, Illinois. The intern will work with the generic drug division in the pricing department assisting with the analysis of generic pharmaceutical market pricing. The intern needs to have a major in Accounting, Finance or Marketing and Junior class standing is preferred. The intern will be immersed in the analysis of market pricing and profitability analysis. The student will have the opportunity to learn about the generic pharmaceutical industry, which is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The intern will see all aspects of the job and work with the team during strategy development and implementation. Not all interns do the same tasks, but past projects have involved work with market pricing analysis, market share analysis, profitability analysis, vendor negotiations and other tasks as assigned. The intern’s supervisor will assist the intern in assigning priority to these multiple projects.
Candidates need excellent analytical skills, a desire to learn more about the pharmaceutical industry, and outstanding oral and written communication skills. The intern may work with every division of H. D. Smith and needs the self-confidence to interact daily with professionals from throughout the company, as well as the pharmaceutical manufacturers. Candidates need to understand how to utilize technology and have some proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Excel. The ability to multi-task, focus on work, be flexible, and be honest and thorough are necessary traits.
This is an excellent opportunity for a student to immerse themselves in the pharmaceutical industry and assess their own skills and interest in the field.
To apply for the Prescription Products Department IC Explorer Internships with H. D. Smith for the summer of 2015, email a resumé and cover letter in one attached PDF file to Internship Coordinator JJ Sadler at JJ.Sadler@mail.ic.edu.
 
Address the cover letter to:

Ms. Meg Murphy
Executive Assistant
Prescription Products
H. D. Smith
3063 Fiat Avenue
Springfield, IL 62703

The application deadline is February 6, 2015. On-campus interviews will be held in mid-February and selections will be made before spring break.

H. D. Smith Consumer Products (HBW) Department
(Health Beauty and Wellness)
1 Internship Available

H. D. Smith is the fourth largest wholesale pharmaceutical firm in the United States. The corporate headquarters is located in Springfield, Illinois. The intern will work with the consumer product department assisting with the analysis of product mix and category promotions. The intern needs to have a major in Accounting, Finance, Marketing or Business and Junior class standing is preferred. The intern will be involved in the analysis of category sales and profitability data. The student will have the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry, retail pharmacy and category management. The intern will see all aspects of the job and work with the team coordinating product promotions, item performance reviews and supply chain management. The intern’s supervisor will assist the intern in assigning projects and coordinating daily tasks.
Candidates need excellent analytical skills, a desire to learn more about the pharmaceutical industry/wholesale distribution, and outstanding oral and written communication skills. The intern may work with every division of H. D. Smith and needs the self-confidence to interact daily with professionals from throughout the company, as well as the category manufacturers. Candidates need to understand how to utilize technology and have some proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Excel. The ability to multi-task, focus on work, be flexible, and be honest and thorough are necessary traits.
This is an excellent opportunity for a student to immerse themselves in the pharmaceutical industry/wholesale distribution and assess their own skills and interest in the field.

To apply for the Consumer Products (HBW) Department IC Explorer Internships with H. D. Smith for the summer of 2015, email a resumé and cover letter in one attached PDF file to Internship Coordinator JJ Sadler at JJ.Sadler@mail.ic.edu.
 
Address the cover letter to:

Mr. Adam DeFrates
Senior Category Manager HBW
Consumer Products
H. D. Smith
3063 Fiat Avenue
Springfield, IL 62703

The application deadline is February 6, 2015. On-campus interviews will be held in mid-February and selections will be made before spring break.

H. D. Smith Non-Specific Internships
3 Internships Available

H. D. Smith is the fourth largest wholesale pharmaceutical firm in the United States. The corporate headquarters is located in Springfield, Illinois. The intern will work with their assigned department to complete daily tasks and special projects. The intern needs to have a major in Accounting, Finance, Business, Management or Marketing and Junior class standing is preferred. The student will have the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry, which is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The intern will see all aspects of the job and work with the team during strategy development and implementation. The intern’s supervisor will assist the intern in assigning priority to these multiple projects.
Candidates need excellent analytical skills, a desire to learn more about the pharmaceutical industry, and outstanding oral and written communication skills. The intern may work with every division of H. D. Smith and needs the self-confidence to interact daily with professionals from throughout the company, as well as the pharmaceutical manufacturers. Candidates need to understand how to utilize technology and have some proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Excel. The ability to multi-task, focus on work, be flexible, and be honest and thorough are necessary traits.
This is an excellent opportunity for a student to immerse themselves in the pharmaceutical industry and assess their own skills and interest in the field.
To apply for the IC Explorer Internships with H. D. Smith for the summer of 2015, email a resumé and cover letter in one attached PDF file to Internship Coordinator JJ Sadler at JJ.Sadler@mail.ic.edu.
 
Address the cover letter to:

Ms. Desiree Becker
Employment Specialist
H. D. Smith
3201 West White Oaks Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

The application deadline is February 6, 2015. On-campus interviews will be held in mid-February and selections will be made before spring break.

    
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