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Lilly Specialist- Marketing Project Owner (MPO) in Bengaluru, India

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.

Job Description

Position Name – Specialist-Marketing Project Owner

Function Name - Marketing Operations, Lilly Marketing Studios

Position Description:

In a Project Management role, the primary responsibility is implementation of insourced projects through our marketing material approval system – bringing accurate and compliant marketing materials to market quickly, efficiently and on schedule. The primary role is to partner with brands, agencies, and internal partners to ensure quality, speed, value and compliance throughout the Customer Information Materials Lifecycle. The Marketing Project Owner serves as the main personal accountable for insourced projects – bringing accurate and compliant marketing tactics to market quickly, efficiently and on schedule.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

Know Lilly’s processes, brand strategies and tactics, and support resources

Understand Lilly’s culture, organizational structure, roles, and practices

Understand outside agency structures and processes

Know Lilly’s products and services, associated brand strategies and disease states

Model strong knowledge of tactic lifecycle, from project kick-off through withdrawal from the market

Demonstrate knowledge of tactic types and associated business rules

Have a thorough understating of Lilly's Quality processes and must be capable of understanding and applying these processes and requirements when executing their role

Comprehending project/content management tools such as Wrike and Veeva Vault

Identifying ways to continuously improve processes by exploring opportunities to reduce costs and by documenting the rationale behind tactic decisions

Ensure quality, speed, value and compliance throughout the Customer Information Materials Lifecycle

Work with brands/Multi Channel Engagement (MCE) to understand needs, goals and objectives for insourced tactics and define outcomes

Add value when attending critical brand or MCE planning meetings with agency to ensure tactics can meet marketers’ expectations and timelines

Troubleshoot barriers and provide solutions to deliver insourced projects on time

Identify ways to continuously improve processes by exploring opportunities to reduce costs and by documenting the rationale behind tactic decisions

Actively participate in deviation investigations, and contribute to continuous improvement efforts as role dictates

Demonstrate Agile mindset while collaborating with the stakeholders

Bring accurate and compliant insourced marketing tactics to market quickly, efficiently and on schedule

Manage tactic review preparation and take ownership through the approval workflow as a core member of the Agile Brand POD

Participate in Agile stand-up meetings, retrospective meetings, etc

Manage and track timelines for insourced tactics and key milestones

Collaborate with Promotions Manager (PM) to schedule reviewers of insourced tactics

Check tactic thoroughly between document approval system handoffs for insourced tactics

Partner with PM on promotional material approval process (e.g., PCA) review meetings

Lead annual claims review/assessment

Support the PM and marketer during the label change process and resulting actions

Anticipate potential problems by proactively communicating with brand teams and reviewers

Work Experience:

3+ Years of Work experience in Project Management

MBA in Pharma / IT / Operations / Marketing is preferred

Experience on project management tools such as Wrike/ Workfront and hands on experience on Veeva vault is preferable but not mandatory

Prior experience on Agile Methodology is preferable but not mandatory

Proven ability to be an agile learner who’s proactive daily

Demonstrated ability to be stress tolerant under a variety of work conditions

Excellent communication skills (Oral & Written)Use clear and concise and relevant language

Build strong partnership with internal and external stakeholders

Schedule weekly calls

Provide status reports proactively

Be open in communication and ask questions on processes with Account Managers and get clarity

Accept & Own responsibility of deliverables

Able to influence, collaborate and work effectively on a team

Skilled at showing attention to detail, with an eye toward quality and continuous improvement

Proven planning and organizational skills

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