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Lilly Senior - Warehouse Specialist (nights) 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.

Organization Overview:

In Raleigh - Durham, North Carolina, Lilly is constructing a new and cutting-edge pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. This plant will be one of Lilly’s most technically advanced manufacturing sites and will include highly automated material flows and automated material storage and retrieval systems. The Supply Chain will be highly integrated, minimizing inventory holding, utilizing reusable/returnable containers and pallets in closed loop system design.

The Senior Warehouse Specialist will join the project team supporting system level detailed design, creation of standard operating processes, material handling and automated storage equipment commissioning and qualification activities, commercial product validation and ultimately be responsible for the physical handling of material through the receiving processes, storage, campus wide material movement, and product shipment. In addition to providing daily operational support, the Senior Warehouse Specialist will also provide technical and operational leadership to the RTP Warehouse Operations Team.


  • Support site start-up and provide subject matter expertise in warehouse operations.

  • Provide coaching and direction for employees in areas of responsibility.

  • Assigns daily and weekly work schedules to departmental employees.

  • Unloading / loading of material at docks, receiving of material, interfacing with the automated material storage and retrieval system, preparation of materials for shipment, transacting within with electronic warehouse management system, supporting cycle counting efforts.

  • Follow all safety requirements and procedures and routinely inspects area for health and safety issues.Assist with implementation of counter measures from safety incident investigations.Work with Leader and safety representatives to implement safety projects.

  • Follow all GMP, and other regulatory requirements.Participate in quality initiatives and audits. Provides leadership for compliance to FDA, OSHA, EPA regulations.

  • Identifies and implements performance improvements

  • Drives accountability for results

  • Actively supports training efforts in the area

  • Create, follow, and execute policies and procedures impacting warehouse activities.

  • Understanding and use of the transportation management system

Basic Requirements:

  • 3+ years of previous warehouse/logistics experience in a GMP environment

  • SAP/EWM experience a plus

  • DOT / IATA certification a plus

  • Comfortable with interfacing with automated systems

  • Associates or Bachelor Degree a plus

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Previous demonstration leadership skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Solid understanding of quality and corporate policies

  • Solid understanding of the importance of and basic requirements of regulatory agencies such as the FDA, OSHA, and EPA

  • Demonstrate solid judgement and initiative

  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude, flexible and willing to work overtime

  • Certified to operate all types of powered industrial trucks

  • Ability to pick-up / move 40-pound containers

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE corporate and site goals

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Information:

  • Overtime and flexibility in shift will be required

  • This role has opportunity for direct interaction with regulatory agencies during site inspections.

  • Tasks may require handling hazardous or other dangerous materials.

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