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Lilly Senior Director - Trial Capabilities in Cork, Ireland

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.

About Lilly

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 39,000 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 patients around the world.

Eli Lilly Cork is made up of a talented diverse team of over 1,400 employees across 38 nationalities who deliver innovative solutions that add value across a variety of Business Service functions including Finance, Information Technology, Medical, Clinical Trials and more.

Lilly offers a premium workspace across our campus in Little Island, complete with flexible hybrid working options, healthcare, pension and life assurance benefits, subsidised canteen, onsite gym, travel subsidies and on-site parking. Inhouse People Development services, Educational Assistance, and our ‘Live Your BEST Life’ wellbeing initiatives are just some of the holistic benefits that enhance the career experience for our colleagues.

Come join our team - Be Creative, Be an Innovator, and most of all, Be Yourself!

Overview

The Senior Director Trial Capabilities supports strategy, oversight and expertise for the Trial Capabilities processes involved in site activation/management/closeout, clinical finance, records management and site contracting. The position requires demonstrated business process expertise and will be accountable for leading transformational initiatives around key business processes and tools, driving the organization to plan and execute aggressively including the support of consolidation of capabilities in the Trial Capabilities Centre. The Sr Director will serve as the functional lead for trial capabilities for the evaluation and optimization of capabilities for process automation leveraging technology to increase efficiency of clinical trial capabilities and resources. The position will be responsible for engaging effectively with the external environment to ensure a continued state of awareness of applicable country requirements, trends and new ways of conducting clinical trials e.g DCT and ensuring these are effectively incorporated into business processes and improvement initiatives

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for leading transformational initiatives around key business processes and tools for Trial Capabilities setting the continuous improvement strategy for the end-to-end processes across all regions.

  • Challenge, modernize and streamline existing process within the function as well as integration of process that has an impact on portfolio delivery.

  • Provides strategy, oversight and expertise in site activation enabling innovative approaches to continue to drive increased efficiencies and ways to measure effectiveness.

  • Partner with CDDA functional leadership to evaluate, provide clear business requirements and determine implementation of any new technology to enable automation of processes

  • Lead and support functional projects and integration of processes with other functions driving global solutions across geographic regions and leading OCM for new initiatives.

  • Engage in coaching and training to ensure effective implementation of processes and solutions.

  • Accountable for understanding and managing risks associated with strategic initiatives and engaging proactively with CDDA leadership to resolve and manage potential risks.

  • Engaging effectively with the external environment to ensure a continued state of awareness of applicable country requirements and trends including new ways of conducting clinical research e.g Decentralized Trials, Master Protocols etc...

  • Lead the assessment of regulatory requirements in applicable countries and ensuring requirements are incorporated into global procedures or business processes, as appropriate, actively considering implication on resources.

  • Interact, educate, facilitate and influence tactics and strategy working with CDDA functional leaders and other relevant functions and affiliates to ensure business requirements are met as well as evolving regulatory requirements.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in scientific related fields and at least 10years experience in Clinical Development

  • Process management experience and preferably project management skills

  • Deep technical expertise translated into strong knowledge in site activation processes and regulatory requirements

  • Proven ability to assess new information or issues and adjust course without jeopardizing overall project goals.

  • Ability to interpret and apply regulatory requirements into business processes.

  • Recognized as an expert in business processes related to clinical development

  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate clear goals and measures at several levels of the organization and negotiate across multiple groups.

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, ability to influence across multiple functions and regions and able to work independently and as team members on variety of topics/issues.

  • Ability to work in a global environment.

  • Strong problem-solving skills: able to anticipate and recognize problems, diagnose root causes and take corrective action to prevent recurrence within the team.

  • Excellent self-management and organizational skills; able to manage workload, set personal and team priorities and adjust as needed.

  • Flexibility to adjust quickly and effectively to frequent change and altered priorities.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( LillyRecruitingCompliance@lists.lilly.com ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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