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Lilly Sr. Director-Concord Finance, Procurement, and Competitive Continuous Improvement 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/Role 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 designing and building a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing site located in Concord, North Carolina. The Senior Director of Finance, Procurement, and Competitive Continuous Improvement (CCI) will be a member of the Concord Lead Team and have operational and functional responsibility for a local team across Finance, Procurement, and CCI. The Senior Director will be responsible for staffing, onboarding, and developing each individual role across this team. The Senior Director will provide financial support across the site, including responsibility for planning, forecasting, and actual reporting activities. In addition, the role will oversee and implement the procurement agenda for Concord, including sourcing and managing all suppliers required for a new site. The Senior Director will also be responsible for executing Lean and establishing a Lean mindset/culture through the CCI team’s cross-functional interactions.


  • Staff, lead, develop, and retain a team of talented and diverse individuals that can deliver on site and team objectives.

  • Maintain a safe working environment and support Health, Safety & Environmental corporate and site goals.

  • Provide financial/business perspectives on a broad range of issues as a member of the Concord Lead Team.

  • Develop and implement local financial, procurement, and CCI processes that are aligned and integrated with global processes.

  • Assure timely and accurate accounting of site activity and adherence to corporate policies and practices, including the maintenance of financial controls (SOx) and documentation.

  • Facilitate the development, validation, and review of the site’s financial plans, forecasts, and actual performance.

  • Procure materials through a team of procurement professionals to ensure reliable supply of all required materials while balancing costs and working capital investments.

  • Lead Lean rollout, operational design, and integration across the site.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field.

  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in finance, accounting, or a related function.

  • Team leadership and people management experience with prior experience hiring, training, and accomplishing business objectives through teams.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • MBA or CPA preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally.

  • Demonstrated leadership, agility, and adaptability to lead in a dynamic and evolving environment.

  • Exemplification of high integrity, fiscal responsibility, and business ownership.

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize opportunities, strongly influence the setting of direction and exceed expectations on deliverables.

  • Prior experience with controllership, product costing, and data stewardship.

  • Technical proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and SAP.

Additional Information:

  • The position is for the Lilly Concord site.

  • Domestic and international travel estimated at 0 - 10% annually.

  • Work outside of normal core business hours may be required at times.

Lilly 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.

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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.

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).


At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!