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Lilly Sr Director – Engineering 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.

Position Description:

The Engineering Sr. Director is responsible for providing leadership to the Engineering function for the Lilly Concord site. This includes facilities, utilities, maintenance as well as process engineering, automation, and capital project delivery. Additional responsibility includes establishing and implementing the organization’s functional agenda in alignment with the business and strategic plan priorities. The Engineering Sr. Director is a member of the Concord Site Lead Team.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Active member of the Concord Site Lead Team ensuring safety, quality, and operational excellence.

  • Provide Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) and Quality leadership for the Engineering team.

  • Support Site Leadership to build a diverse and capable site organization based in engineering first principles. Talent management, development, and retention within the Concord organization (and beyond).

  • Provide site engineering leadership and develop objectives to deliver Business and Strategic Plan Goals as it relates to safety, quality, and equipment/process effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Represent engineering capabilities beyond the Lilly Concord site (e.g. other Lilly sites and global functional groups).

  • Partner with Technical Services, Quality and Operations leadership to deliver operational results.

  • Actively engage team and deliver significant capital and technological projects.

  • Deliver equipment, lines, and supporting systems through user requirements, design, build, commissioning, qualification, validation, and subsequent operation.

  • Develop local processes and procedures for the Engineering function

  • Ensure the function is aligned and driven to meet production throughput goals including daily operation of the manufacturing lines, deviation and change management, variability reduction, and equipment/system reliability.

  • Champion continuous improvement.

  • Develop and maintain metrics to measure performance against business objectives and make necessary changes to improve performance.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of strategies associated with the area sponsoring or supporting the following initiatives: Continuous Improvement, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA).

  • This role has direct interaction with Regulatory Agencies during site inspections.

  • Understand and influence the manufacturing control strategy for formulation, filling, assembly, and packaging.

Requirements (Education, Experience, Training):

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering

  • Engineering experience in manufacturing site

  • Prior management or leadership experience including leading or working effectively with a cross functional group

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to train and mentor others

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities

Preferred attributes but not required:

  • Solid understanding of basic requirements of regulatory agencies

  • Previous facility or area start up experience

  • Previous experience in engineering

  • Previous experience with highly automated equipment

  • Previous experience with combination products, device assembly, pharmaceutical packaging, drug product formulation and filling in aseptic environment

  • Previous equipment qualification and process validation experience

  • Previous experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems and electronic batch release.

  • Previous experience with Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) Warehouses or AGVs

  • Previous experience with deviation and change management systems including Trackwise

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