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Lilly Operations Associate - IPM Fill/Finish 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 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:

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 annual base salary for this position in country = United States of America ranges from: $63,000.00 - $157,500.00 USD

The job profiles on this job requisition are:

Manufacturing-Manufacturing-Multiple Function-P1, Manufacturing-Manufacturing-Multiple Function-P2, Manufacturing-Manufacturing-Multiple Function-P3

Note: Roles are posted at the lowest level of a band, however, employees should search across all levels of the band to identify all opportunities. Employees hired on banded positions (ex: P1-P3, R1-R2, B1-B3, etc.) transfer at their current level, despite the level indicated on the job posting. For example, if a P2 candidate is selected for a P1-P3 banded position, the candidate will remain a P2 in the new role.

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Position Details:

The Operations Associate - Fill/Finish Ops will report to the Associate Director of Manufacturing. There are 2 available positions for this posting - one Operations Associate in 105A and one in 105B as a part of the combined 105A & B Formulation process team. The Operations Associate - Fill/Finish Ops will be responsible for implementation and monitoring of C4I projects in the manufacturing process. This includes: providing a leadership role for the area process team, managing improvement projects and process improvements for the area, acting as a liaison between operations and multiple support groups in execution of improvements, change controls, projects, and assisting in providing supervisory coverage in the absence of the Leader or Manager.


The Parenteral manufacturing area is responsible for the manufacturing of injectable products produced at Indianapolis Parenteral Manufacturing. The Operations Associate will provide administrative leadership, to a team within the department, that supports or executes manufacturing activities. The Operations Associate will provide leadership for one of the area’s process teams. The Operations Associate acts as a liaison between operations and multiple support groups to support process improvements, change controls, investigations and similar activities. The Operations Associate will also assist the operations team in the day to day management of the production floor and will lead investigations and drive implementation of actions and improvement projects.

Key Objectives / Deliverables:

  • Provide leadership and operational knowledge of the area, equipment, and processes associated with the manufacturing of injectable products.

  • Develop, monitor and communicate metrics

  • Provide education on concepts to operators and process team

  • Drive projects for process/ compliance improvement

  • Provide a leadership role in the area of process monitoring and process improvements for the process team.

  • Own projects as generated by Process Team and CAPA

  • Investigate problems, conduct root cause analysis and implement countermeasures

  • Back up for Leader and/or Manager

  • Lead specific functions of the process team

  • Lead by example in using data to influence change and improvement

  • Ensure that all safety practices, policies, and rules are followed and enforced

  • Be an active participant in safety improvements and reduction of incidents

  • Lead/conduct area deviation and corrective action discussions as a lead investigator with a cross-functional team

  • Present operations investigations and procedures to Regulatory Agencies and act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for related inspections, tours, and discussions

  • Ensure consistency of operations across shifts through active engagement on the shop floor, Gemba walks, and Practice vs. Procedure evaluations.

  • Aid with batch/product approvals, issue resolution and production schedule execution.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a technical or science degree preferred

  • 5+ years' experience in a pharmaceutical operations environment preferred

Additional skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in leading teams and groups of people who are not direct reports.

  • Continuous improvement methodologies, mindset and project management – TPM, lean, six sigma, etc.

  • Strong technical aptitude in engineering skills to learn and understand new equipment and processes.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  • Computer skills

  • Previous leadership/supervisory experience.

  • Career interests in operations leadership.

  • Experience using SAP, MES, Excel, Word, Power Point, HMIs, Historian Systems, and line performance monitoring or other similar systems.

  • Documentation, deviation and change management systems (e.g., Trackwise. Veeva QualityDocs, Kneat)

Additional Information:

  • Position is a day shift role, but requires flexibility to adjust schedule as needed to support the ongoing running of the area (24/7 operation)

  • Required to carry a phone to support operations.

  • Required Safety Equipment: Safety glasses, gowning, hearing protection, and safety shoes required per local area requirements.

  • Product Exposure: Position will work with various Lilly products

Note: When applying internally for a position your current supervisor receives notification that you have applied to the position. We encourage employees to discuss the opportunity with their supervisor prior to applying.

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.

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 employment positions on the B or S paths or at levels M1-M2 or P1-P4.


Lilly is proud to offer market-competitive employee benefits designed to empower you to live your best life. Employees may elect medical, prescription drug, dental and/or vision coverage for you and your family in one of two health plan options, enjoy best-in-class mental health support, and concierge services for orthopedic, cardiovascular, fertility care, and LGBTQ health navigation. We also support well-being with a fitness membership, health coaching, and wellness activities at no additional cost. Our retirement benefits are designed to help our employees feel secure in their financial future by including a defined benefit pension, a 401(k) match, and retiree medical coverage. We provide life and disability insurance for peace of mind and protection for you and your loved ones and paid time-off benefits to support you in life’s moments that matter including personal illness, caregiver, bereavement, and other family needs, in addition to annual paid vacation and holidays. Lilly reserves the right to terminate or modify company-provided benefits at any time in its discretion. The company compensation structures are aligned to the location of hire. The United States pay range and benefits offering do not apply to any location outside of the United States.

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