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Lilly Associate Director, IP Transformation and Analytics in Indianapolis, Indiana

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

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.


Throughout the IP Department we believe people are fundamental to success and our ability to deliver the best IP for Lilly. This is underpinned by the performance and capabilities of our employees. We are adding this position to our team to respond to competitive growth and increased complexity and volume across Lilly’s world-class IP assets. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing best-in-class processes and workflows, with a heavy emphasis on IP protection/quality and risk mitigation measures, supporting Global IP team initiatives, special projects, and workflow management. This role will interface closely with IP attorneys and other paraprofessionals, Legal Operations, Information & Digital Solutions and senior IP and Legal team leadership, with the goal of ensuring an integrated strategy to support the IP Legal organization. Strong business partnering, collaboration and organizational skills are required, as is the ability to work with credibility as an advocate for Legal across all levels of the organization.

  • This role will be responsible for development and implementation of departmental analytics and delivery of KPIs across systems, projects, and business units.

  • Support System Administrators in the stand-up, maintenance, and optimization of various systems.

  • Responsible for developing and delivering solutions through adoption of various process optimizations and automations across a variety of systems, including Anaqua, AcclaimIP, and PatBase, based upon needs of the organization.

  • Propose and implement KPIs and dashboards to support budgetary concerns, departmental metrics, workload distribution, and the like.

  • Develop analytics and related strategies and capabilities to address portfolio needs.

  • Partner with stakeholders to design, develop and deliver efficiency gains across the department.

  • Partner with technical paralegal staff to create, monitor and capture third party IP watches and FTO processes.

  • Influence and contribute to the strategy and implementation of IP Procurement’s transformation vision, including key LRL deliverables and key internal deliverables. Partner with senior management, impacted divisions, and internal stakeholders to ensure legal issues are identified and appropriate resolutions are developed and delivered.

  • Identify opportunities to improve/create critical process improvements through partner with external experts and consultants, develop implementation strategy, align strategy with senior leadership, and deploy to the IP department.

  • Maintain and support procurement strategic priorities, in partnership with PPLT.

  • Leverage data analytics based upon industry best practices to inform and support decision-making and improvement initiatives.

  • Facilitate an environment of shared learning, process improvement, efficiency and wellness throughout the organization.

Basic Requirements:

  • Greater than 5 years of data analytics and reporting experience

  • Greater than five years of Anaqua system administration experience.

  • Greater than five years of leadership experience required within patent and/or trademark operations, particularly with proven experience in driving change through the use of analytics, system optimization, and process improvements.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in the hard sciences that together with prior work experience, provides essential background for effective communication with scientists and management about scientific and intellectual property aspects of discovery, development, and commercialization.

  • Experience supporting patent and trademark practitioners with the procurement, maintenance and wind-down of IP assets.

  • Experience working with legal in the development and delivery of key IP solutions.

  • 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 Skills/Preferences:

  • Collaborative partner with the ability to work effectively with team members and members of management across all levels of the organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Innovative- proactively identifies opportunities, and looks for new, creative solutions

  • Ability to influence and lead boldly in a dynamic environment

  • High learning agility, including: creatively solving problems; having ability to deal with complexity; having high curiosity; responding well to constructive feedback; seeking improvement of self and Lilly; accepting or leading change and helping others adapt to change; having the ability to adjust style to audience; and having the ability to make the complex understandable.

  • Sensitivity to others; composure under stress; ability to quickly learn and adapt.

  • Ability to organize self, to multi-task effectively, to complete projects with deadlines on time, and to direct others.

  • Effective as individual contributor, team member, and leader.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:

  • Position located at Lilly Corporate Center (Indianapolis, IN)

  • Travel 0-10% as needed

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