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Lilly Project Manager – Concord Site (NC) in Concord, North Carolina

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:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Lilly is entering an exciting period of growth and we are committed to delivering innovative medicines to patients around the world. Lilly is investing over $1 billion to create a new state-of-the-art manufacturing site, in Concord, North Carolina. The brand-new facility will utilize the latest technology to increase the company's manufacturing capacity in parenteral (injectable) medications, device assembly and packaging operations. This is an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help build and operate a new site. The Lilly Concord site will be built using the latest high-tech equipment, advanced highly integrated and automated manufacturing systems, and have a focus on minimizing the impact to our environment. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

We are currently hiring for Project Manager for our new site in Concord, NC

Position Description:

The Site Project Manager will join the project team delivering the overall Concord campus taking responsibility to deliver part of the project scope. In addition, he will take responsibility for separate capital projects concurrent to the main campus construction one, assuring that those individual parallel projects are integrated with the overall site development initiative. In the long term the position will be responsible for project management of site local capital projects, from the early conceptual phase (part of the Business plan cycle) to the execution completion


  • Project Phase: taking responsibility to lead the completion of the execution of portion of the overall concord campus scope based on the current approved design. Help in identify and eventually lead separate capital projects to be realized concurrently to the main campus one based on unforeseen business need. Assure the coordination of local capital initiatives with the major site development program.

  • Post Project Responsibilities : project management of site local capital projects (up to 5 MM USD, but this limit could be increased based on specific business need), for increase and/or optimization of Lilly manufacturing processes and fit out of site functionality from the early conceptual phase (part of the Business plan cycle) to the execution completion.

  • Lead with a disciplined, structured project management approach and expertise projects team consisting of both Lilly and Non-Lilly professionals to safely achieve project objectives from conceptual design to execution completion. Project objectives are defined as: safety, asset capability or capacity, budget, schedule, and compliance with Company Policies and Procedures.

  • Develop and maintain safety and environmental execution plans for projects, ensuring compliance to safety and environmental external regulation and internal policies, procedures, and work rules for project personnel, contractors, and subcontractors during the entire project duration. Help in implementing in the project all HSE Corporate and Site Goals

  • Establish and maintain effective communication within the project team and externally (governance teams, business partners and other stakeholders) as the size of the project may dictate.

  • Contribute to monitor campus projects throughout their life cycle, tracking and reporting metrics monthly, informing management on project issues and status, resource need and constraints, prioritization need.

  • Interact with other project managers within the company to share information and best practices, consulting/mentoring other site project managers when needed.

  • Analyzing metrics and data to drive continuous improvement in the areas of site project planning, execution and closure.

  • Facilitate issue resolution, anticipate scope changes, and implement safely with quality, speed, and value

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science – Engineering or field related to project management, or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ Years previous experience in capital project delivery in large industrial manufacturing facilities

Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership of cross-functional teams and Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Ability to influence personnel and organizations without having direct administrative responsibility for them

  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively across functional groups and stakeholders

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Enthusiasm for changes, team spirit and flexibility

Additional Information:

  • Capital Project Management Experience in Pharma manufacturing facilities, such as: sterile products, secondary packaging, devices, and lab projects

  • Experience in many of the following areas: Automation, construction, construction quality, project controls, the engineering disciplines, safety, scheduling

  • Master in Project Management, PMP certification, or MBA would be beneficial.

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