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Associate Director TSMS

Employer
Eli Lilly and Company
Location
Lebanon, Indiana
Start date
Jun 17, 2024

Job Details

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Lilly is currently constructing an advanced manufacturing facility for production of API molecules located in Lebanon, IN.  This facility is Lilly’s largest investment in manufacturing capacity and is intended to provide APIs for current and future products.  This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the leadership team for the startup of a greenfield manufacturing site, and the successful candidate will help to build the organization, the facility and the culture to enable a successful startup into GMP manufacturing operations. 

Position Description:

The Associate Director – Technical Services/Manufacturing Science (TSMS) is responsible for managing the activities of TSMS personnel. The Associate Director TSMS must balance coaching a technical staff, prioritization and staffing for organizational build to support production activities, implementation of technical projects, and process optimizations.  The position requires knowledge of cGMPs, applicable global regulatory manufacturing guidance, and the corporate/industry standards for validation.  The position requires working cross-functionally within the site, network, commercialization teams, and other functions to deliver on technical objectives, specific product business plan, and quality objectives.

In the project delivery phase and startup phase of the project (startup expected 2025 to 2027), leadership roles will be fluid and dynamic as we endeavor to support the project delivery, build a new organization, develop and implement the necessary systems and business processes required to support GMP operations, and build the site culture. This will require significant collaboration, creativity and resilience as the site grows to a full scale GMP manufacturing through start up. 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure technical review and approval for documents, including investigations, change controls, regulatory submissions, expert opinions, validations, annual product reviews, manufacturing tickets, procedures, process flow documents, personnel qualification strategies, control strategies, technical studies, etc.
  • Complete formal Performance Management and development of staff.  Provide coaching and direction to team members. 
  • Partner within TSMS and across functional disciplines to influence and implement the technical agenda, site business plan objectives, and GMP Quality Plan objectives.
  • Interact with regulators, customers, or other outside stakeholders on business issues or in support of internal and external agency audits.
  • Define strategic direction and provide oversight for setting the technical agenda to improve process control, yield, and/or productivity.
  • Ensure adequate oversight and technical excellence for investigations and complaints.
  • Ensure adequate oversight for technical projects to improve process control, capacity, yield, quality.
  • Ensure adequate technical representation and engagement within site and network governance meetings to influence technical agendas.
  • Network globally to share best practices, rationale, and control strategies to ensure harmonization and alignment between sites.
  • Potential to engage and influence Pharmaceutical Product Development groups for any applicable technical transfer deliverables for processes related to new molecule entities during each stage of commercialization.

Specifically during the startup phase of the Lebanon API site (2025 to 2027) leadership will be expected to be collaborative, inclusive, and support the broader team to: 

  • Build the organization with the necessary capability, capacity and culture to operate this facility to the highest standards of operational excellence 
  • Develop and implement the systems and processes needed to run the site, leveraging existing Lilly knowledge and practices where necessary, but also incorporating external experiences and learning  
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and operational excellence by supporting lean principles in their respective area
  • Support the project team as they deliver the facility to the site team, by providing feedback and support.   

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in scientific disciplines of Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineering or other related field.
  • 5+ of experience in TSMS in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

Additional Preferences:

  • Ability to work with a team, make independent decisions, and influence diverse groups.
  • Ability to instill teamwork within the department and demonstrate key interpersonal skills.  
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to plant, divisional, and corporate issues and leverage ideas from other functional areas.  
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills and ability to coordinate complex projects

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

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Company

Science has been our calling from the beginning. Colonel Eli Lilly founded the company in 1876 and charged employees to “take what you find here and make it better and better.” More than 147 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with discovering the best treatments for those who take our medicines and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live. Moreover, you can also count on the team at Lilly to be incredibly civic-minded, supporting our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and a creative and innovative can-do spirit. 

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