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Lilly Senior Director-IT-Commercial Group Product Mgr in Greenfield, Indiana

Job Category:

Information Technology

Type of Employment:

Full-Time Employment - FTE


Position Overview: We are committed to providing our customers with exactly what they need at Elanco. Hence, to drive our business forward, we pride ourselves in recruiting the best - professional, forward thinking, enthusiastic and highly motivated people who are passionate about what we do and believe in what we stand for… enriching people’s lives through animal companionship and sustainable food sources. We are evolving to become an outstanding company that will challenge our competitors and be the best company to work with a significant strategic change agenda. As such, this leadership position will have significant responsibilities to lead, shape, and define the current and future agenda for IT enabling technologies to drive business growth.


  • Translate commercial business needs and drivers into value driven portfolio and enterprise technology strategy ; establish team goals, objectives and success measures.

  • Collaborate with executive leadership and business partners to define, develop and prioritize execution of IT strategy

  • Provides direction on what emerging technologies should be introduced, such as in our digital domains. Propose on how to integrated and assimilated within the enterprise to ensure IT capabilities respond to the needs of the business strategy.

  • ‘Own’ the commercial product group; drive the development of the commercial technology roadmap, standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure IT delivers value.

  • Propose, align, and oversee large capital investment projects for enterprise-wide IT initiatives to maximize the return on investment

  • Develop annual expense and capital budget that is aligned with business partners for Investment into the IT portfolio;

  • Lead the IT team and its business partners in effective execution of IT strategy and road map.

  • Identify, resource, and develop critical capabilities

  • Recruit, develop, engage, and retain a diverse and high-performing team

  • Ensure alignment with internal IT deliver groups toward the delivery of business outcomes.

  • Communicate and provide an on-going scorecard of IT performance against business objectives.

  • Build strong and transparent relationships with key departments and their leaders across business domain areas, instilling a detailed understanding of their issues, challenges and opportunities across the I.T. team. Lead change, collaborate, build partnerships and achieve tangible results by engaging and aligning with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Maintain oversight of all IT projects, ensuring that commitments are properly planned, staffed, monitored and reported across the IT domains to our business partners. Be the face of IT.

  • Establish appropriate service levels and the processes to ensure that KPIs are met.

  • Build a knowledgeable, effective and trusted technology organization combining strong technical competency with effective consulting and customer service skills.


Focusing on Clients & Consumers

  • Identify and shapes strategic initiatives to improve the service to customers and stakeholders

  • Lead development of new internal services which are strategically important to the business

  • Use an understanding of sources of competitive advantage to target or support sales activity

  • Monitor the marketplace to identify opportunities for new business

Building Strong Relationships

  • Build strategic networks which add value to the business

  • Develop influencing strategies which take account of the organization's culture and dynamics

  • Use personal credibility and common ground to influence effectively

  • Demonstrate personal gravitas in dealings with senior stakeholders

Seeing the Bigger Picture

  • Demonstrate a broad and detailed understanding of external activity in commercial

  • Identify medium and long term trends in external thinking which will shape strategy

  • Lead the team to think broadly and flexibly about the strategic opportunities and challenges facing the business

  • Show the confidence and courage to challenge and influence wider business strategy

Delivering Results

  • Demonstrate passion and resolve to achieve business objectives

  • Develop performance frameworks for the business (e.g. KPIs, Scorecards)

  • Lead the use of data and analytics to evaluate commercial opportunities and risks

  • Lead thinking on innovative new commercial models which help the business to stay ahead of the competition

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Bachelor's degree in related technical/business area required.

  • Minimum 10 years of Information Technology experience

  • Experience in progressively responsible leadership IT roles

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a senior leader role

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

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Master's degree

  • Prior experience supporting commercial (sales, marketing and customer operations) IT operations

  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a team of professionals to meet the strategic business needs.

Additional Information:

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


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

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Region: North America

City: Greenfield

State: Indiana

Country: USA

Location Details:

Req Id: 52925BR