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Lilly Pharmaceutical Project Manager (PPM) 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:

Pharmaceutical Project Management (PPM) provides strategic and operational drug development leadership across the Research and Development portfolio, integrating drug development across all functions and translating strategy into execution to deliver medicines to patients.

Bring your skills and talents to Lilly and our Pharmaceutical Project Management team, where you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of patients around the globe! Apply today and join the Lilly family!


Facilitating and Supporting Asset Strategy and Portfolio Delivery (85%):

  • Responsible for managing scope and supporting creation of a global integrated development plan that articulates the strategy for the molecule and provides the foundation for operational objectives

  • Work with teams to create and implement project plans and delivery of project breakthroughs

  • Develop and implement team communication plans and drive communication of key decisions/results to partners

  • Drive development of a global integrated project budget that ensures alignment with functional representatives and leadership

  • Proficient in self-management and organizational skills; able to handle workload, set personal and team priorities and adjust as needed

  • Develop effective teamwork between team members with diverse styles by having strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills

  • Lead development teams with judgment-based decisions

Project Management Tools/IT Management:

Provide quality and timely content using project management tools

Monitor and prioritize team risks to suggest ways to avoid/mitigate risks and initiate contingency plans as needed

Application/Improvement of Processes (Shared Learning) (10%):

  • Leads through shared learning, process improvement, and identification of special/sophisticated needs

  • Share findings and retrospectively review lessons learned

  • Bring forward areas for continual process improvement to decrease drug development cycle times and cost

  • Liaise with Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Modeling and Forecasting (RMF) and Portfolio Systems and Business Integration (PSBI) teams to identify, share, and incorporate standard methodologies into prospective processes, tools and training

People (5%):

  • Demonstrate the four Team Lilly behaviors of Include, Innovate, Accelerate and Deliver

  • Contribute to the development of others by being an active source of mentoring and feedback to coworkers

Basic Requirements:

  • Four-year degree preferably in a health-related, scientific, or engineering field

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry, drug development or project management and/or product development

Additional Preferences:

  • Higher degrees or certifications (e.g., MS, MBA, Master’s degree in Project Management or PMP)

  • Demonstrated direct leadership in cross functional environment

  • Knowledge of or previous experience with drug development processes and application of project management tools and processes in cross-functional settings

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project (or related tools) and capable of maintaining appropriate project documentation

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