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Lilly Director-Elanco TS/MS-Vaccine Network in Fort Dodge, Greenfield, United States



The Director for Elanco Technical Services/Manufacturing Science is responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership for Elanco’s TS/MS function. This Network Director role is accountable for all technical product and process support activities for Elanco’s vaccines sites (Fort Dodge, Cuxhaven, PEI, and Winslow). Additionally, this role is accountable for the TS/MS Commercialization---working with Elanco vaccines R&D. There is flexibility in the geographic location of this role

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Elanco Vaccine Manufacturing Sites – Ongoing Operations. Responsibilities include: a) ensuring that products and processes at the vaccine sites are in control, capable, compliant and continuously improving (C4I), b) ensuring that the vaccine sites meet the Global Quality and Manufacturing Standards and have the right technical capability in place. Vaccine sites covered by this role are Fort Dodge, Cuxhaven, PEI, and Winslow. The network TS Director is responsible for ensuring that the right TS functional capability is in place at each of the sites.

  • Elanco vaccine manufacturing technical transfers. The Director is accountable for ensuring that tech transfers are accomplished on time and with robust manufacturing control strategies implemented at the new site.

  • Elanco’s TS/MS Vaccine commercialization process as it relates to new products coming from R&D to the manufacturing sites mentioned. Responsibilities include: a) ensuring the robust implementation of the manufacturability review process, and b) ensuring that the right technical capability (TS/MS) is in place for Elanco commercialization activities at the covered sites.

  • The Director will have accountability to drive the vaccines technical agenda, including implementation of technical productivity initiatives to increase Elanco’s overall gross margin.

Potential Business Development and Acquisitions: Responsibilities include the following: a) assessing technical capabilities / gaps of potential business deals or acquisitions, b) assisting in the development of Quality/Technical and Commercial Agreements, c) reviewing and approving technical transfer plans or other technical elements to do with acquisitions

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience in a variety of vaccines technologies and platforms is preferred: legacy and newer vaccine technologies, large molecule API protein purification, fermentation technology and sterile filling technology.

  • Effective communication in multi-cultural settings.

  • Ability to influence people.

  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with areas inside and outside of Elanco.

  • Familiarity with the Lilly/Elanco Global Quality Standards.

  • Experience in Corporate TS/MS business processes

  • Domestic and/or International travel required.

  • No medical sensitivities to Elanco Animal Health products.

  • Shift: Monday-Friday, normal flexible hours.

Additional Information:

  • Domestic and some International travel required (up to 25%). Directors visit each of their Network’s manufacturing sites and key Contract Manufacturers 1-2 times per year and need to be available for travel to support significant investigations.

  • There is some flexibility in geographic location for this role.

  • The title of this role will become Sr. Director in January, 2020, to coincide with the implementation of new Elanco Job Titles.

  • Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

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Director-Elanco Technical Services/Manufacturing Science-Vaccine Network

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Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in a Scientific Field.

  • Advanced Degree (MS, PhD with experience preferred)

  • 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

Company Overview:

Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at .


Fort Dodge, Greenfield



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Iowa, Indiana


North America