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Lilly Sr Director – Supply Chain / Logistics 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.

Position Description:

The Logistics and Supply Chain Director is responsible to provide leadership to the logistics, supply chain, planning, and warehousing function for the Lilly Concord site. This includes implementing and overseeing the operational aspects of a fully automated dock to dock material movement strategy. Additional responsibility includes establishing and implementing the organization’s functional agenda in alignment with the business and strategic plan priorities. The Supply Chain/Logistics Director is a member of the Concord Site Lead Team.


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

  • Provide Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) and Quality leadership for areas of responsibility

  • Ensure function meets cGMP requirements. This role has direct interaction with Regulatory Agencies during site inspections

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

  • Provide site functional leadership and develop objectives to deliver Business and Strategic Plan Goals as it relates to safety, quality, and logistics/supply chain effectiveness and efficiency

  • Actively engage team and deliver significant capital and technological projects in alignment with a fully automated dock to dock material movement strategy

  • Lead the logistics and supply chain operational readiness transitioning from project to running mode

  • Support the delivery of equipment and supporting systems through user requirements, design, build, commissioning, qualification, validation, and subsequent operation

  • Develop local processes and procedures for the logistics and supply chain function

  • Ensure the function is aligned and driven to meet production throughput goals including daily operation of the automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) and supporting equipment (AGVs) and data (electronic warehouse management), deviation and change management, variability reduction, and equipment/system reliability

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

  • Lead the site sales and operational planning process.

  • Active leadership in the implementation of Lean principles and the site Value Stream Map

  • Partner with Engineering, Technical Services, Quality and Operations leadership meet deliver operational results

  • 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)

  • Represent Concord capabilities to an increasing global customer base, other Lilly sites and corporate groups

  • Continuous improvement champion.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in supply chain or science-based field

  • Logistics /supply chain experience required

  • 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

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Solid understanding of basic requirements of regulatory agencies

  • Previous facility or area start up experience.

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

  • 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 electronic warehouse management systems

  • Previous experience with deviation and change management systems including Trackwise

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