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Lilly Principle QA Representative 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 API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) External Manufacturing Quality Assurance representative provides support to all quality activities at Contract Manufacturing organizations (CMs). The QA representatives position is essential for ensuring that all batches meet specifications, are manufactured in accordance with the validated process and are compliant to cGMPs and regulatory commitments.


Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Serve as a liaison between CMs and Lilly.

  • Provide quality oversight of CMs including being the initial point of contact for all quality-related issues.

  • Escalate quality issues at CMs to Lilly QA management.

  • Assist in the establishment and revisions of Quality Agreements with affiliates and customers.

  • Ensure compliance to Quality Agreements and Manufacturing Responsibilities Documents (MRDs).

  • Provide quality oversight of Lilly/APIEM Quality Plans.

  • Coordinate and perform QA responsibilities of API shipments.

  • Participate in regulatory inspection preparations with CMs. Provide on-site support during inspections.

  • Participate on the Technical Review Board.

  • Evaluate and disposition API batches, if required.

  • Ensure that documented checks have been completed for the Certificates of Testing and Certificates of Environmental Monitoring (where applicable), and deviations, changes and batch documentation that demonstrates requirements have been met prior to batch release.

  • Provide quality support of API manufacturing with the focus on holistic review of key activities associated with or impacting the manufacturing processes including deviations, change controls and countermeasures.

  • Assess the impact of deviation investigations and changes and ensure that all appropriate records are documented and retrievable.

  • Ensure all processes are in an appropriate state of control.

  • Maintain awareness of external regulatory agency findings which individually or collectively reference the quality of the product.

  • Review and approve documents including, but not limited to, procedures, master production records, change control proposals, deviations, equipment qualifications, analytical methods and computerized system validations.

  • Participate in APR activities.

  • Participate in projects to improve productivity.

  • Participate in Joint Process (JPT) and Post Launch Optimization (PLOT) Teams.

Basic Requirements:

  • BS in a science-related field such as Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biological Sciences or related Life Sciences.

  • 3+ years of previous GMP manufacturing knowledge and/or experience in API or finished product manufacturing, QC, QA or Engineering.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience in quality support for Quality Control activities.

  • Thorough technical understanding of quality systems and regulatory requirements.

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.

  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills.

  • Experience in root cause analysis.

  • Demonstrated application of statistical skills.

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Proficiency with computer system applications.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and networking skills.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Ability to influence diverse groups and manage relationships.

Additional Information:

  • Travel 20%

  • Mon-Fri: 40-hour workweek

  • Indianapolis-based location

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