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Lilly Manager-Engineering-Process 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:

The Process Engineering Center (PEC), as part of the Engineering Tech Center, is primarily responsible for providing global technical expertise and customer service support to the Lilly Manufacturing, Global Facilities Delivery, Lilly Research Laboratories organizations.


The Operations Improvement Team Manager has overall responsibility for the supervision, performance, and development of employees in the Operations Improvement team.

Administrative Leadership:

  • Lead the Performance Management process by overseeing the development of employee PM plans, coaching direct reports, providing feedback throughout the year, and completing the year-end processes including base pay adjustment and promotion decisions.

  • Meet or exceed operational targets by managing headcount, budget, and progress towards departmental goals.

  • Participate in talent assessment and succession planning activities

  • Actively recruit highly capable talent into the organization

  • Ensure personal and team compliance with all applicable policies and procedures

Evolve Capabilities:

  • Own the ongoing development of direct reports’ capabilities.

  • Develop and oversee the Early Career Development program.

  • Target project work for individual team members to develop specific capabilities.

  • Ensure staff stays current in the latest developments in the industry and encourage impactful knowledge sharing through presentations, technical reports, and project delivery.

  • Identify and sponsor (where appropriate) productivity improvement projects within and beyond Corporate Engineering.

Customer Service:

  • Manage overall workload and resources to meet customer requirements.

  • Ensure team members are consistently delivering technically sound work products.

  • Maintain relationships with customers across manufacturing to ensure appropriate application of team resources to meet customer needs.

  • Leverage personal network throughout manufacturing and development to influence business outcomes and to leverage skills within the team to provide business value.

Program Leadership (applies to any assigned programs):

  • Manage organizational change activities across networks and global manufacturing organizations

  • Participate in cross-functional initiatives and determine engineering functional response and engagement model

  • Own project and implementation plan for major engineering functional initiatives.

  • Manage program deliverables by required dates

  • Document program strategy, key decisions, progress toward milestones, etc.

  • Establish a governance structure and administering the governance mechanisms for the program

  • Facilitate issue resolution, anticipate changes, and implement with quality speed and value

  • Apply a structured approach to project management, including project planning, schedule development, resource loading, and project governance

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering (e.g. ChE, ME, IE, BME)

  • 5+ years of experience in Process Engineering and related pharma manufacturing functional areas (e.g. Quality, TSMS, Plant Engineering, Operations)

  • Previous supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership skills

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Demonstrated learning agility with engineering expertise in one or more disciplines

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior management

  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements, particularly as they apply to Process Engineering

  • Capital project administration, planning, or delivery experience

  • Understanding and application of Quality Risk Management principles and tools

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing tools (Green or Black Belt certifications a plus)

  • Experience with Engineering Standards and Resource Assessments

  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities and strategies for the organization

Additional Information:

  • This position supports Manufacturing and Quality globally and may require US and OUS travel (10-25%) as well as off-hours meetings due to time zone differences

  • This position requires the ability to access many different manufacturing sites

  • This position requires connecting with sites that are in

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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!