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Lilly Joint Process Team Associate - Contract Manufacturing Ops 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.

Company Overview:

For 140 years, Lilly has manufactured medicines that improve people’s lives around the world. We produce our medicines using some of the most sophisticated manufacturing technologies and rigorous quality standards. Lilly Manufacturing strives for excellence in its process, standards, procedures and behaviors to develop medicines with safety first and quality always.

The position is responsible for working with the Contract Manufacturer(s) (CM) to support supply, quality, and continuous process improvement of delivery devices, sub-assemblies, and components that are supplied to Lilly packaging and manufacturing sites.


  • Provide leadership of the Joint Process Team (JPT) between Lilly and the Contract Manufacturer

  • Build and drive a “Safety First with Quality Always” culture in the JPT

  • Ensure the Process Team operates according to MSOE 602

  • Develop, coach, and recognize JPT members

  • Provide technical oversight for production processes for which they are responsible, ensuring stable supply of devices, subassemblies and components to Lilly sites

  • Support all aspects of tool and process validations including computer system validation. Includes creation, execution and coordination of validation activities in partnership with CM

  • Sponsor engineering activities involved in the development of process/product improvements. This includes project planning activities, development of protocols, coordination of internal and external lab based testing, documentation of the data and completion of technical reports

  • Ensure JPT projects are included in formation of capital budget

  • Work with external companies and product teams to develop product and process improvements

  • Ensure that the processes, facilities, equipment, or systems for which they are responsible are compliant, capable, in control, and maintained in a validated or qualified state

  • Lead the resolution of manufacturing related issues, including deviations, evaluation of manufacturing data and supply chain coordination issues

  • Ensure timely completion of documentation and process updates resulting from local and global procedural changes, audits, complaint investigations, documentation reviews, product reviews, process reviews and equipment reviews

  • Lead prioritization of process and product changes necessary to maintain, sustain and improve the manufacturing process

  • Ensure Technical Stewardship projects to improve device design are prioritized within the Process Team agenda

  • Develop effective and productive working relationships with colleagues at CM sites

  • Lead cross-functional/cross-site/cross-company project teams as needed

  • Influence Commercialization project teams for new devices with focus on manufacturing readiness

Basic Requirements:

  • STEM Bachelor’s degree

  • 2+ years of manufacturing experience with a Bachelor's or 1+ year of experience with a Master's

Additional Preferences:

  • Previous engineering or project management experience in medical devices

  • Demonstrated high degree of ownership / accountability

  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills, teamwork, and influence

  • Solid technical writing skills

  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks

  • Strong attention to detail

Additional Information:

  • Travel required for CM business reviews (up to 10% travel)

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