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Lilly Release Manager - IT 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:

Technology continues to transform every aspect of society, including healthcare. Lilly sees digital as an extension of our medicines, not just a marketing tactic. We, as consumers, have come to expect digital experiences to augment and support our experiences with medicines – especially to help reduce the burden of coping and managing through chronic disease for us, our loved ones and health care providers. Hence, Lilly’s Digital Health team is committed to exploring how the next generation therapeutic ecosystems, connected solutions and data analytics can transform the customer (patients, health care providers and payers) experience, demonstrate value, and most importantly – improve patient outcomes.


The Release Manager is responsible for bringing diverse groups and roles together to ensure the successful delivery of innovative product releases for our customers. The Release Manager plays integral role in coordinating across Digital Health, Business Units and supporting functional groups to define and deliver product and platform releases with agility. This includes tight coordination with Product Owners, Business Leads, Design Leads, Execution Leads, Technical Leads and other roles. The Release Manager activities include ensuring appropriate governance, story mapping, sprint mapping, facilitating product &/or scrum of scrum meetings & budget tracking. In addition, the Release Manager will help coach and evolve Digital Health’s agile practices.

  • Responsible for working with Digital Health Team, Business Units and supporting functional groups to define, execute and deliver assigned Product and Platform portfolio.

  • Responsible for release planning, progress monitoring and delivery tracking for assigned Product and Platform portfolio.

  • Continued learning, team coaching and evolution of Digital Health’s Agile methodology/frameworks.

  • Responsible for communications with Digital Health and Business stakeholders for assigned Product and Platform portfolio.

  • Responsible for assigned Product and Platform budget coordination, including annual business plan, strategic planning and monthly forecasting.

  • Responsible for engaging with assigned portfolio’s Digital Health’s delivery teams and business unit’s initiative team’s governance.

  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Product and Platform goals.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science or Arts

  • 5+ years of managing large &/or complex programs / initiatives.

  • 3+ years of experience with Agile practices (SAFe, Agile, Lean, Scrum, Kanban, etc.)

  • 3+ years coordinating external suppliers &/or partners with internal teams to support product delivery

  • 3+ years experience with business planning and budget coordination activities.

  • 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 this employment position

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) product development or working in a regulated environment.

  • Experience with Agile coaching, ceremonies, and tools (e.g. Jira, confluence, etc.).

  • Ability to build strong cross functional relationships. Effective teamwork, interpersonal, conflict management and negotiation skills; ability to collaborate and build relationships with peers and business partners.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and team building skills (e.g., effective coaching and feedback).

  • Experience working with large cross-functional teams, complex project teams and innovation projects in a virtual manner.

  • Excellent self-management and organizational skills. Able to manage a diverse workload, set personal priorities and adjust as needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence, without direct authority to ensure alignment to common methods and approaches necessary to achieving required outcomes.

  • Strong problem-solving, risk management and decision skills. Able to anticipate and recognize problems, diagnose root causes, solve unique and complex problems.

Additional Information:

  • This position will report to the Digital Health Release Advisor.

  • Travel <10%

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.

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. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

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!