Lilly Associate Director - Parenteral Operations & Process in Indianapolis, Indiana
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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 39,000 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. #WeAreLilly
Position Brand Description:
The Manager in Indy Parenteral Operations is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day production activities of their operational area as well as planning for the 3-6 month horizon. They are expected to lead by example and provide coaching to others in the areas of safety, quality, sterility assurance, and continuous improvement. The Manager is also responsible for leading their respective process team per Lilly standards for operational excellence.
Managers are responsible for a work force of approximately 40 - 70 individuals on various shifts.
The Manager has various members of supervision and in some cases have contractors reporting directly to them. Their responsibilities include the training and development of their reports and area supervisors through the PM process as well as education of operators on the technical aspects of product manufacturing / packaging.
Ensure consistency of operations across shift through active engagement on the shop floor and through Practice vs. Procedure
Provide leadership and develop objectives to meet production goals as it relates to production, financial, safety, quality, stewardship, and people.
Maintain metrics to measure performance against business objectives and make necessary changes to improve performance.
Participates in the development and implementation of strategies and processes associated with the area, such as process monitoring, root cause analysis, product protection, sterility assurance, etc.
The Manager functions as a primary contact for other areas such as Planning, HR, TS/MS, Quality Assurance, Engineering and Environmental/Safety issues
This role has direct interaction with Regulatory Agencies during Site Inspections.
Responsible for leading the Operations Process Team, a cross functional group charged with making medicine, continuous improvement, and site support.
Understand and influence the manufacturing control strategy for their area
Represent their process team on the plant flow team.
Previous demonstration of strong leadership skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Understanding of Statistical Process Control and 6 Sigma concepts
Solid understanding of quality and corporate policies
Solid understanding of the importance of and basic requirements of Regulatory agencies such as the FDA, EMEA, OSHA and EPA
Comprehension of operational excellence
Demonstrated solid judgment and initiative
Enthusiastic, positive attitude, and flexible
Previous experience in operations or directly supporting operations (practical operational knowledge)
Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE Corporate and Site Goals.
Previous experience in aseptic operations
Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification
Previous experience in supervision
Bachelors degree in STEM discipline
5 years of experience
Ability to wear safety equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, protective gloves, respirator, etc.)
Some allergens are present in the parenteral plant. Exposure to allergens should be considered when applying for this position.
Some travel may be required (<5%)
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