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Lilly Sr. Director of Projects - Global Facilities Delivery 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:

This leadership position is in the Global Facilities Delivery (GFD) organization. GFD is responsible for the delivery of new capital assets and technology across the globe largely for the manufacturing component. The projects range in size from 25 million USD to 900 million USD. The role reports to the Associate VP of Global Facilities Delivery.


The individual in this role will have direct supervisory positions for project managers that deliver capital projects. This leader will interact with their manufacturing business partners to ensure the project is meeting business expectations and is incorporated into the site operations. The position is on the lead team and is responsible for both setting strategic direction and implementing tactical plans.

  • This role leads a team of 7-10 professional project managers. This includes performance management and compensation decisions as well as career development.

  • The role oversees a project portfolio consisting of 7-10 projects ensuring delivery of safety, cost, schedule, and quality deliverables in compliance with Corporate Policies and Procedures.

  • This role works in conjunction with engineering leaders at the manufacturing sites (global) to put together strategic (3-5 year look) and tactical (1-2 year look) capital plans.

  • This role communicates project risks at all stages of the project to senior manufacturing management

  • This role assists in development of strategic business plans and annual business plans for the Global Facilities Delivery Division.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Engineering, Project Management or related science

  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Demonstrated learning agility

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage cross functional teams delivering ever improving results

  • Prior work in manufacturing and/or packaging

  • Demonstrated negotiating skills

  • Proficient in dealing with external partners...A/E firms, Construction Management firms, Contractors

  • Proven ability to lead via influence and persuasion vs. positional power

  • Previous project management experience

  • Experience managing resources on global basis

  • Experience with pharmaceutical manufacturing and/or packaging processes

Additional Information:

  • Approximately 10-15% travel

  • Ability to travel globally required

  • Position located in Indianapolis, Indiana

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