Intern – Commercial Operations
Updated on 4/12/2024

201-500 employees

Develops drugs for muscle-related debilitating diseases
Company Overview
Cytokinetics stands out as a leader in the biopharmaceutical industry with its specialized focus on muscle biology and the development of first-in-class muscle activators and next-in-class muscle inhibitors, addressing debilitating diseases where muscle performance is compromised. The company's commitment to positively impacting patients' lives is reflected in its culture, fostering resilience and fortitude among its employees. Recognized as a top workplace by the San Francisco Business Times, Fortune, and Great Place to Work-Certified, Cytokinetics offers a supportive and rewarding environment that encourages innovation and industry leadership.

Company Stage


Total Funding





South San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Market Research
Branding/Brand Strategy
Data Analysis
Operations & Logistics
Inventory Management
Supply Chain Management
Transportation & Distribution
  • BA or BS Degree Required
  • Current enrollment in an MBA, MPH or graduate pharmacy program
  • Candidate must have completed at least one year of coursework by Summer 2024 and be registered for fall semester
  • Excellent strategic and analytical and critical thinking skills and strong interpersonal written, verbal and negotiation/influencing skills.
  • Strong collaboration, project management, organization skills, ability to manage multiple tasks within deadlines, prioritize activities and operate with minimal supervision
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and MS Project
  • Strong experience in utilizing WebEx, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and /or other meeting collaboration technology
  • Scope, design and execute primary marketing research and/or data analytics to generate actionable insights that drive a key decision for the commercial organization.
  • Provide forecasting and analytical support for pipeline programs, cross-functionally track and communicate business performance, and create performance “dashboards” and visualization tools.
  • Shape and influence how we deliver launch materials and processes to the US and EU Regions. The role will balance both strategy and execution, provide an opportunity to work directly with various members of the cross-functional Global Commercial Team and expose the individual to processes needed to support the launch of a pharmaceutical product.
  • Work with the Commercial Learning and Development team providing Learning Lab support. Projects may include working with the coordinator to develop commercial materials, assignments, and expiring materials.
  • Assist in development of healthcare provider engagement plans and profiling.
  • Provide Market Access and Marketing Training planning and logistics support.
  • Identify market trends impacting customer engagement and evaluate innovative customer-facing solutions or external partnerships for pipeline assets.
  • Develop framework and build cross-functional, commercial US launch plans for the HCM program.
  • Learn about the brand strategy for the heart failure product in development by Cytokinetics.
  • Develop omnichannel and social media engagement plans and execute against those plans. Assess impact of omnichannel plan and identify opportunities for digital pilot programs.
  • Assist with implementation of the market research with healthcare providers and patients and work closely with the marketing leads and agency to design appropriate resources based on research feedback. Partner with the marketing lead and agency to secure approval of the resource.
  • Understand and participate in the process of content development, Medical/Legal/Regulatory review and approval of materials.
  • Assist with tracking of launch scorecards.
  • Co-lead Commercial planning for pipeline assets, including development of payer strategies and informing development plans that increase the likelihood of reimbursement and maximize asset value.
  • Assess various channel strategies for the Cytokinetics portfolio and for trade and distribution customers.
  • Develops and executes financial support and reimbursement programs to ensure patients can gain access to therapies.