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Charles River Laboratories Portfolio Analyst Co-op in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Portfolio Analyst Co-op

Req ID #: 95271


Wilmington, MA, US, 01887US

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking aBusiness Analyst Co-Opfor our Corporate IT Finance/ Operations team to be locatedremotely. The purpose of this Co-op position is to provide meaningful professional, hands-on experience to students with proven academic performance and leadership potential. Ideal candidates will utilize and further develop finance functional and technical skills, business knowledge, analytical techniques and creative problem-solving abilities along with organization and presentation skills. The assignments will be carried out in a variety of work environments, such as contract lifecycle management systems, project management applications, and an array of financial systems.

An Internship/Co-op at Charles River Labs provides real world, hands-on experience for college students looking to gain knowledge and skills required for your career field of choice, while giving you an unparalleled internship experience. We are dedicated to ensuring our Co-op/Intern population can experience the ability to Grow, Perform, and Succeed during their time on board.

The following are the responsibilities related to thePortfolio Analyst Co-opposition:

  • Financial support:

  • Manual follow-up and detail capture for FY cost savings

  • Assist in data compilation and data scrubbing of financial dashboard, including but not limited to: capitalized labor, contracts, purchase spend against budget, forecasted spend

  • Project support:

  • Administrative support for project set-up in new PM tool

  • Assist in transitioning projects and data from current PM system to new PM system, including back-up of relevant project data

  • Contract support:

  • Assist in maintenance of Contract Lifecycle Management process, including uploading applicable documents, communications, and entering respective notes

  • Data entry to in-house CLM (Contract Lifecycle Management) System

  • Customer & operational support:

  • Answer invoice related questions

  • Support the IT requisition process

  • Other operational tasks as assigned

Job Qualifications

The following are the minimum requirements related to thePortfolio Analyst Co-op position:

  • Education: Completed at least 2 years of undergraduate school, preferably in a business focused field

  • Experience: 1-2 years of hands-on business experiencepreferred. This can be through work study, interning, or other co-op roles.

  • Abilitiy to work a minimum of 15-20 hours per week.

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Problem-solver

  • Smartsheet and CLM experience a plus, but not required

  • Ability to read and understand contracts

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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