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Lilly Manufacturing Supervisor in Branchburg, New Jersey

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.

Organization Overview:

For 140 years, Lilly has manufactured medicines that improve people’s lives around the world. We produce our medicines using some of the most sophisticated manufacturing technologies and rigorous quality standards. Lilly Manufacturing strives for excellence in its process, standards, procedures and behaviors to develop medicines with safety first and quality always.


As a manufacturing supervisor, you will be responsible for providing support to a process team, specifically focusing on safety, quality and manufacturing performance. You will provide daily supervision of an area within manufacturing and be responsible for production timelines and department goals. Your responsibilities will include process planning activities, setting schedules, coordinating interactions and services from other groups, internal and external, to the manufacturing organization, and assigning daily work tasks. In addition, you will be hiring, developing, coaching/leading, and training manufacturing operators in the assigned area.

Manage for Results /Strategic Planning:

  • Ensure production activities comply with cGMP guidelines.

  • Follow all documentation and standard operating procedures.

  • Set priorities, process execution, work assignments, and reprioritize as required.

  • Responsible for providing support to respective process team, per corresponding Manufacturing Standard for Operational Excellence - 602.

  • Lead daily meetings, setting priorities, planning process and assigning work.

  • Act as a liaison between Process Teams and frontline staff. Responsible for cGMP compliance, ensuring that all production equipment is properly validated, and procedures are maintained within validated state.

  • Monitor shop floor metrics on a regular basis to ensure Operational Excellence in shop floor execution (e.g., safety, environmental and quality).

  • Author and revise standard operating procedures and batch records.

  • Conduct periodic verifications of procedures as required and ensuring standard operating procedures reflect best practices.

  • Should make sure participation of front-line staff during the practices matches procedures exercise.

  • Review technical reports.

  • Conduct and/or support deviation investigations.

  • Ensure that all production equipment is properly maintained, production areas are inspection ready, and production processes meet quality standards.

  • Serve as area advocate in cross functional meetings.

  • Champion company policies to area staff. Contribute and adhere to safety, environmental, quality, and EEO/AA standards of the Corporation.

  • Communicate safety and maintenance problems, status of operations, and employee related issues in a timely manner to management.

  • Influence the decision-making process to achieve optimal and timely resolution of issues.

Manage Relationships with Key Stakeholders and Customers:

  • Being an engaged member of the leadership team and having an appropriate presence in the floor.

  • Ensuring open lines of communication and clear messaging at all levels.

Staff Development and Management:

  • Measure and appraise operator performance against job duties, objectives, and goals.

  • Provide accurate and timely feedback.

  • Recommend merit increases, promotions, hires, and terminations.

  • Train personnel in manufacturing process/operations following standard operating procedures and cGMP guidelines.

  • Mentor/coach staff as well as lead staff with a high level of honesty and integrity

Basic Requirements:

  • BS in Biology, Chemistry or other science related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience or HS diploma/GED with a minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience.

Additional Preferences:

  • Project management skills.

  • Skills in communication, conflict resolution and managing complexity with exceptional skills to effectively (clearly and accurately) communicate decisions to staff and upper management.

  • This role requires flexibility and ability to make critical decisions 7 days/week.

Other Information:

  • Travel not required. Lifting required 25lbs. Stand for long periods. Required to be on call. Shift work may apply.

  • This position requires wearing clean room attire. Must meet the physical requirements of the job, ability to: Bend, reach, stretch, climb ladders, and work in tight spaces.

Lilly employees embrace Operational Excellence in everything we do, to achieve our mission of Making Medicine with Safety First & Quality Always; following our common purpose under TEAM Lilly and our Manufacturing Standards under the strict code of conduct guided by our Red Book assuring data integrity in all we do in order to deliver a reliable supply of medicine for people around the world.

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 ( ) 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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).