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Lilly Legal Operations Apprentice - Professional Apprenticeship Program 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. 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.

The Lilly Professional Apprenticeship Program is a 13-month (fixed duration employee) program for people without a 4-year degree. As a Lilly Professional Apprentice you will receives a combination of formal training, on-the-job learning, and mentoring in a key functional area to be equipped to compete for a Lilly position after successful completion of the apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of the program, apprentices will have the opportunity to advance their careers, including consideration for full-time positions at Lilly.


The Legal Operations team provides support to the Lilly Legal department through strategic initiatives that drive efficiency within department. The Legal Operations team focuses on the implementation of best practices, streamlined processes, and utilizing metrics to make informed decisions. The Legal Operations Apprentice will primarily support the finance and vendor management team; however, additional responsibilities and cross functional support will be assigned as needed.

  • Assist with the enrollment process of law firms and legal vendors, including contracting and E-Billing.

  • Collaborate with the team to process map the review of legal matter budgets and forecasts.

  • Maintain accurate record keeping for vendor submissions and reconcile those submissions against vendor contracts.

  • Assess and improve the electronic files through the life of legal vendor management Lifecyle.

  • Support Legal Operation initiatives by implementing best practices, streamlining processes, and utilizing metrics to inform the Legal Ops Leaders to make informed decisions.

  • Create and maintain filing legal matters and vendor records across legal technology platforms;

  • Prepare inquiries related to contracts, billing, or vendor management for team review.

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings with internal Finance and other teams to resolve payment issues, as needed.

  • Draft spreadsheets, diagrams, and process maps to record vendor process.

  • Support the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives with Lilly Legal’s external vendors.

  • Additional responsibilities and cross functional support will be assigned as needed.

Basic Requirements:

  • HS Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of related or professional experience.

  • At least 1 year of college and/or associate degree in a related field.

Additional Preferences:

  • Proven experience with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Strong self-management and organization skills

  • Demonstrated attention to detail

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

  • Desired experience working in or with law firms or corporate legal departments

This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed term position up to a maximum of 4 years.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).


At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people. We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!