Lilly Director-Companion Animal Product Dev in Greenfield, Indiana



This role contributes to the global development of New Animal Health Products by developing and registering novel animal health products for use in companion animals with an emphasis on products that prevent, control, and/or treats parasites in or on companion animals.

Deliverables include providing strategy and resourcing for companion animal health products being developed; ensuring that appropriate study design, protocol development, study execution data analysis and summarization of results in study reports, white papers, patents and publications; ensure that scientific and business strategy are aligned; oversee and manage budget and project timelines. Provide leadership to all companion animal product and research personnel by coaching for success and improvement, encouraging employee growth, developing leaders at all levels, and creating a motivating environment.

Key Leadership Responsibilities

  • Proactively search for solutions.

  • Work effectively and flexibly within and across all Elanco R&D teams and external collaborators to achieve overall Elanco R&D deliverables.

  • Create a positive work environment that is aligned with company objectives.

  • Provide and accept challenge to deliver innovative technical solutions and create an innovative culture.

  • Create an engaging culture with a “Play to Win” mentality.

  • Identify and utilize methods to deliver individual objectives in a high quality, timely, cost-effective manner.

  • Provide information to facilitate accurate and timely project and budget forecasts.

  • Manage project timeline and budget deliverables to facilitate delivery of the Elanco pipeline.

  • Leads in the setting of team objectives, participates in alignment of resources with priorities, and facilities.

  • Develops leaders at all levels of the organization.

Key Technical Responsibilities

  • Recruits, manages, and develops supporting staff to ensure appropriate studies are designed and executed for the development and registration of novel companion animal health products.

  • Ensure appropriate training has been completed prior to performing job related tasks.

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance regarding product development.

  • Has knowledge of the product development process and cross-functional responsibilities.

  • Collaborates with team members regarding strategic planning, sourcing and utilization of third party contract research and internal research facilities.

  • Collaborates with team members regarding regulatory submissions.

  • Work with Business Development to evaluate potential new opportunities

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Advanced project planning skills and track record on leading multiple projects and solving complex issues

  • Experience developing and registering novel animal health products for use in companion animals that prevent, control, and/or treats parasites in or on companion animals

Additional Information:

  • May be in a laboratory setting, that includes work with potentially hazardous materials or allergens.

  • Domestic and international travel required, approximately 25%.

  • 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.


Director-Companion Animal Product Dev

Job Category:

Animal Health

Basic Qualifications:

  • DVM or PhD degree

  • 10 years of R&D experience with broad understanding of drug development, including, study conduct and regulatory submissions in US & EU.

  • 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 research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.





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North America