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Lilly Team Leader - Process Technology Development 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:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Position Brand Description:

The IDM Engineering-CTC Team Leader role is accountable for assisting in managing the IDM Commercialization Technology Center (CTC), assembly technology portfolio, design for manufacturability engagement with DDCS, and process de-risking planning and execution. Also, for identification, development and ongoing technical governance business processes and HSE programs.



  • Ensure safe execution of lab and CTC in compliance with Lilly policies such as LOTO, safe work permits, and equipment design standards.

  • Regularly audit areas for compliance and housekeeping.

  • Drive integration of safe behaviors into lab and CTC pilot areas through frequent observations and interactions.

  • Ensure HSE focus during equipment and process design and maintenance

Commercialization Technology Center (CTC)

  • Plan and manage utilization of CTC and lab area.

  • Develop and implement staffing plans with both Lilly and contract resources.

  • Build technical network with DDCS, EDG, ETC, and device network manufacturing sites.

  • Work closely with IDM Engineering to develop and execute engineering, de-risking, proof of concept studies.

Process Development

  • Build and standardize process development processes, capabilities, and tools in partnership with DDCDS, IDM and OEMs.

  • Support identification of key risks for new processes.

  • Develop and utilize quality by design approaches in process development.

  • Champion statistical thinking in experimental design and use of engineering first principles in process/equipment design.

  • Identify standards and best practices for process engineering studies.

  • Ensure appropriate level of quality in technical report documentation.

  • Provide design for manufacturability input and resources.

Product Commercialization

  • Identify key technologies and opportunities for commercialization platforms

  • Develop technology portfolio, roadmap, and metrics in support of the IDM Commercialization agenda.

  • Provide regular updates on portfolio progress

  • Troubleshoot new applications of technology in support of capital project execution.

  • Support the design of equipment for the commercialization agenda.

Technology and Technical Capability Development

  • Benchmark, develop, share, and implement new technology for device assembly in order to optimize value and reliability

  • Support development and delivery of technology to the device network

  • Profile and prioritize new technologies against current and future applications.

  • Identify business case for new or alternate technologies

  • Support the development of technical capabilities and/or centers of excellence (COE’s)

People Development

  • Identify and onboard new/campus engineering talent

  • Develop/source technical training for new technologies

  • Build and support development plans for key players.

  • Assist in mitigation of technical capability gaps across IDM

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in STEM Discipline

  • Minimum 2 years engineering experience, preferable front line process engineering support

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Capable of utilizing various project management tools (ex. Project Primavera, etc).

  • Strong technical documentation and statistical data analysis skills.

  • Discreet manufacturing process and/or technology experience

Additional Information:

*Role may require travel 5-10% of time

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!