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Lilly Global Scientific Communications - Manager in Cork, Ireland

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Full-Time Employment - FTE


1.Portfolio Management/Delivery

  • Responsible/accountable for management/delivery of overall book of work for assigned area.

  • Develops and executes sourcing plans in partnership with GSC leads to ensure seamless delivery of asset plan and priorities.

  • Collaborates with function, capability, and site leadership to ensure alignment of business planning and operations.

  • Coordinates across and develops synergies with therapeutic areas, phases of development, and geographies.

  • Adjusts work plan based on shifting priorities using effective change control.

  • Leads and directs internal and external team members in achieving team goals.

  • Identifies and resolves issues impacting delivery of work.

  • Conceives and implements new and efficient ways to accomplish goals.

  • Partners in the selection process and may manage relationship for preferred vendors.

  • Regularly reports results of team activities/metrics to leadership and stakeholders

  • Manage audit readiness, quality, and compliance to ensure deliverables are accurate, transparent, of high quality, and in compliance with internal/external guidance/regulation.

    2.People Management and Development

  • Recruits, develops, and retains a strategic and operationally capable workforce skilled and knowledgeable in scientific communications.

  • Effectively creates and manages an agile organization that continuously meets the needs of a changing portfolio.

  • Builds an organizational culture aligned with Team Lilly – inclusion, innovation, acceleration, delivery, integrity, excellence, and respect for people.

  • Develops staff who demonstrate expertise in drug development, therapeutic area science, strategic thinking, project management, and cross-functional leadership.

  • Provide input on employee development, talent assessment, and succession planning activities.

  • Develops an organizational talent base that demonstrates judgment-based decision making.

  • Provides guidance, training, and supervision to personnel.

  • Appropriately manage the workload of direct reports; monitor project timelines and quality, and communicate priorities to direct reports.

  • Provide technical support and guidance to direct reports as needed.

  • Evaluates performance by reviewing documents and attending writing team meetings, and recommends developmental actions for all assigned staff.

  • Ensure all direct reports are compliant with company policies, procedures and regulations.

    3.Document Preparation, Development and Finalization

  • Develop scientific content for deliverables as needed per the responsibilities covered in the job description for Scientific Communications Associate; the percentage contribution of these responsibilities will vary according to the need of the business.

    1. Subject Matter Expert/ Organizational effectiveness
  • Leads development of new and emerging capabilities to support the effectiveness of GSC.

  • Functions as expert on document strategy, planning and execution, and industry standards and guidelines.

  • Shares expertise with others.

  • In partnership with others, develop, implement, and update Lilly policies, procedures, training, and tools that are compliant with industry guidelines.

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Master’s degree in a scientific, health, communications, technology, health outcomes, or public health related field.

  • 3 years’ experience medical communication / pharmaceutical industry.

  • 2 years’ experience in leading/managing a key part of portfolio or business process.

  • Experience leading others, including relationship and team building, setting expectations, holding others accountable, and technical coaching.

  • Strong scientific communication skills, including extensive experience in writing, reviewing, and publishing scientific materials and the ability to appraise scientific literature and raw data critically.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly with all audiences and forums through exemplary oral and written communication skills.

  • Successful completion of writing exercise.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Advanced degree (MBBS, MD, PharmD, PhD, MPH).

  • Educational/work background in a health care, medical affairs, clinical development, health outcomes, public health, scientific or medical communications field.

  • Expertise in industry standards and best practices, compliance issues, and regulatory requirements.

  • Strong leadership, problem-solving skills, negotiation/influence/motivation, project management and critical thinking skills with ability to use effectively in a team, cross-functional setting and/or global environment.

  • Clinical pharmacology, therapeutic area or other medical/scientific-specific knowledge and experience (e.g., neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular, endocrine, health outcomes, public health).

  • Experience managing business plans, budgeting and capacity resourcing.

  • Knowledge of scientific, statistical, and research principles and guidelines.

  • Experience in the global environment and an appreciation for global diversity.

  • Knowledge of software/tools used in scientific writing.

  • Experience leading submission or launch activities.

  • Limited travel, including international, up to 10%.

Additional Information:

The GSC Team Manager is responsible for managing a book of work through capacity and personnel management, staff recruitment and development, business planning, and cross-functional communication. The Team Lead will be responsible for working with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams to facilitate the delivery of regulatory and/or publication documents.

The Manager will draw upon information from multiple internal and external sources to lead and provide technical coaching to the writing team to ensure the effective dissemination of scientific information and the delivery of the portfolio.

The Manager will collaborate and influence teams, and work closely with Managers and Leads across GSC to ensure best practices across the function. The Manager will be responsible for developing scientific content for deliverables as needed.

Company Overview:

At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives. Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals, circa 750 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions Centre in Little Island, Cork. There we boast vibrant workforce made up of over 44 nationalities.

Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business? And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management, Medical Information, Procurement, Trial Capabilities, Global Scientific Communications and more to come on stream across 2020. The GBS in Little Island is a modern campus with facilities such as an on-site restaurant, Barista and Gym.

Scientific data and information are core assets of Lilly. Providing balanced, objective, and accurate information to the scientific community, regulatory agencies, health care professionals, payers, and patients in a consistent and timely fashion across the entire drug development lifecycle is fundamental to Lilly

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Region: Europe; Middle East; Africa

City: Cork

State: Cork

Country: Ireland

Location Details:

Req Id: 54820BR