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Lilly Logistics Process Engineer-Automated Solutions in Durham, 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.

The Logistics Process Engineer will join the project team supporting automated material handling and storage equipment commissioning and qualification activities, commercial product validation and ultimately ensuring the operating of the site intralogistics system ( Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), Material Conveyance, Automated Guided Vehicles, etc. ) meet the requires of the business.

The logistics system for this facility will be highly integrated, minimizing inventory holding, utilizing reusable/returnable containers, and pallets in closed loop system design.

Material Flow and Project Support

  • Drive lean principles and ensure efficient and effective material flows are maintained

  • Support end to end integration of innovative supply chain solutions to ensure efficient high speed automated logistics operations

  • Coordinate, cross functionally, to ensure appropriate container harmonization is achieved across both internal Lilly sites and external supply network

  • Implement pallet and tote cleaning strategies

  • Implement material identification strategies

  • Support the development of Logistics Standard Operating Procedures, as required, in partnership with Operations Leadership

  • Partner with maintenance and automation to develop a spare parts strategy and identify potential failure modes

  • Identify and implement business continuity strategies for the intralogistics system

  • Support the deployment of a logistics cockpit for intralogistics system monitoring

Post Project Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring the Logistics Systems (ASRS, Conveyance, AGVs, etc.) meet the demands of the business

  • Identify and implement solutions to improve system efficiency to ensure maximum throughput

  • Monitor the daily performance of the system, looking for trends and opportunities for continuous improvement

  • Maintain Plan for Every Part and Plan for Every Flow data throughout the lifecycle of all production flows to ensure flows are balanced and not stressing the system

  • Work closely with business leaders to identify when business demands will exceed the capability of the logistics system

  • Act as the subject matter expert within the supply chain and logistics organization for the intralogistic system operation.


  • Experience in Supply Chain and Logistics management performed in matured industries with complex supply chain (e.g. - Automotive, FMCG, Pharma/Medical Devices)

  • SAP User/Experience in using ERP systems

  • Demonstrated Project Management skills and ability to coordinate complex projects across manufacturing network/external partners

  • Knowledge of supply chain network modeling and analysis tools

  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively across functional groups and stakeholders

  • Strategic thinking and ability to balance short-term needs with long/term business evolution

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Enthusiasm for changes, team spirit and flexibility

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, Engineering, or Supply Chain Logistics (MBA is a preference)

Preferred Experience:

  • APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) certification a plus

  • Lean or Six Sigma experience

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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!