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Lilly Undergrad Pharma Project Management – Intern to Fulltime in Indianapolis,

Job Category:

Project Management

Type of Employment:

Full-Time Employment - FTE


  • Drive the application and integration of key project management processes and tools across teams and/or subsets of teams to deliver asset and portfolio value with quality on time, on budget and within scope.

  • Ensure marketing, medical, manufacturing, clinical and regulatory needs for the molecule/new indication/line extension are captured into a single global integrated development plan.

  • Facilitate and enable delivery of global integrated development plan deliverables for the asset in alignment with the global asset strategy (including oversight and tracking of direct and indirect resourcing)

  • Ensure quality and organizational excellence of the assigned team; supporting performance of cross-functional/corporate processes, alliance management, affiliate relationships and influencing team culture.

  • Effectively manage cross-functional communications, anticipate and resolve issues with the team, asset and portfolio in mind, ensure documentation of key team/asset information and decisions, and ensure project management systems are up to date.

Scope Management:

  • Support development of the asset strategy (leveraging quality decision making principles) and ensure alignment and integration of strategy with the approved scope (indications, resources, etc.).

  • Ensure scope is proactively managed via the Change Management Process. Support creation of a global integrated development plan that articulates the strategy for the molecule and provides the foundation for operational objectives.

Schedule Management:

  • Facilitate the execution of development project plan and delivery of project milestones

  • Hold functions accountable for achievement of key project deliverables in alignment with the agreed to development project plan and in compliance with corporate quality standards.

  • Facilitate and/or lead critical chain network builds

Communication Management:

+ + Provide or drive immediate and accurate communication of key decisions/results that have team, asset and/or organizational impact to the appropriate stakeholders.

  • Work with corporate affairs and/or the issues strategy management team to manage asset related external communication.

  • Proactively communicate change in scope via the change management tool.

Cost Management:

  • Drive development of an global integrated development project budget that ensures alignment with functional representatives and BU/RU leadership.

  • Understand the drivers in your budget and be able to communicate to various audiences.

  • Optimize your budget and develop overall cost savings to your asset.

  • Effectively utilize resource modeling and forecasting processes and tools.


  • Enable cross-functional results through people utilizing influence rather than direct or positional authority (influence without authority) and by reaching across boundaries

  • Lead the PM teams with judgment-based decisions

  • Adapt quickly to change and assist others in aligning with the changes.

Project Management Tools/IT Management:

  • Provide quality and timely content using PM tools e.g. Critical Chain reports, Orion status reports, risk management tools, budget reports, etc.

  • Utilize appropriate tools and techniques to monitor and control the project, including but not limited to: SAP, Orion, PCE, Critical Chain, Budget Monitor & Control, Risk Tool, etc.

  • Maintain team navigator site and ensure appropriate access for team members.

Risk Management:

  • Monitor and prioritize risk with the team and communicate status of potential risk to governance, the BUs and senior leadership as appropriate.

  • Suggest ways to avoid/mitigate risk and initiate contingency plans as needed.

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Sucessful completion of Lilly Internship Program

  • Currently Attending Pharm. D/Master’s degree or four-year degree preferably in a health-related, scientific or engineering field. With the completion of the degree by August 2020

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Consistent, successful demonstration of leadership behaviors.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to communicate clearly and succinctly with team members and leadership.

  • 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.

  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills; able to develop effective teamwork between team members with diverse interpersonal styles; able to deliver effective coaching and feedback.

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

  • Previous experience with or knowledge of drug development processes

  • Experience with application of critical chain project management principles.

  • Applied knowledge of project management tools and processes (e.g. management of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholders as defined by Project Management Body of Knowledge).

  • Strong computer skills; skilled at using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and capable of maintaining the appropriate project documentation in SAP.

  • Practical experience performing project management for a cross-functional project.

Additional Information:

Lilly 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.

Company Overview:

Who We Are:

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

We’re a Fortune 500 company, determined to bring life-changing medicines to those who need them and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at

Lilly offers:

  • A Purposeful Career—bringing together people who discover and deliver life-changing medicines that improve peoples’ lives around the world.

  • A Balance of Work and Life—creating an environment for employees to be productive in both their lives and their work. An Opportunity for Growth—providing opportunities for each individual to develop and advance professionally.

  • A Diverse Culture—committed to uniting individuals across cultures, and developing a comfortable, connected, environment that values diverse thought.

  • A Vibrant Community—headquartered in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. — Time Magazine ranked Indianapolis a top 10 city to start a new career in. Read more about living in Indianapolis at

We’re looking for:

  • Highly motivated and driven leaders

  • Individuals with integrity, excellence and respect for people

Individuals who want to make a difference in someone else’s life.

Posted Date:



City: Indianapolis



Location Details:

Req Id: 52391BR