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Lilly Associate Director – GFD Commissioning and Qualification for Lebanon Plant 1 (LP1) in Lebanon, 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 Global Facilities Delivery (GFD) Organization, part of Corporate Engineering and Continuous Improvement, delivers new and renovated capital assets around the world. Our mission is accomplished through a highly leveraged organization of design, construction and qualification contractors. Many of the assets delivered focus on medical innovation and delivering innovative solutions to patients. Some of the assets delivered will support an expansion in supply of existing medicines or making the supply chain more robust.

The Associate Director of Commissioning and Qualification (C/Q) for Lebanon Plant 1 ensures LP1 C/Q efforts are organized, led and executed while adhering to Lilly and compliance expectations.


Administrative Leadership

  • Working with LP1 project program/node design verification leads and project managers to create commissioning and qualification strategy for delivering the buildings according to the project timeline.

  • Lead a combination of Lilly, seconded, and contract resources:

  • To execute commissioning and qualification on all nodes at LP1

  • To implement tools (KNEAT) and approaches to accelerate or execute the strategy.

  • Ensure usage of the appropriate tools (KNEAT, P6, and Verification expectations).

  • Coach, develop and engage team. These responsibilities include recruiting, resource planning, and succession planning.

Operational Excellence

  • Demonstrate a commitment to environmental, health, and safety (including PSM). Emphasize and lead by example for good safety behaviors.

  • Identify, track, and report key indicators of functional performance.

  • Ensure that the engineering functional standard processes include subject matter experts and are appropriate for our business.

  • Ensure that tools and work processes are available and communicated for capital projects.


  • Throughout the project lifecycles, influence project execution to remain in compliance with Corporate Policies and Procedures: FRAP, CPDM, GQS/EFS/EDS. Policies include Safety/Environmental, Regulatory, and applicable Government regulations, and quality standards ensure cGMP facilities meet expectations.

  • Ensure that standards are widely available and communicated for use both inside and outside of Corporate Engineering/GFD, enabling compliance.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years of applicable manufacturing or capital project experience.

Additional Preferences:

  • Understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing site operations.

  • The ability to facilitate issue resolution, anticipate changes, plan ahead, and implement with quality speed and value.

  • Fundamental understanding of asset delivery processes

  • Ability to make decisions independently and to network with others as appropriate.

  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to plant, divisional, and corporate issues and leverage ideas from other functional areas.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to various audiences, particularly one-on-one coaching and feedback with direct reports.

  • Ability to function in a team environment as a leader and as a member of management teams.

  • Language: English

  • Understanding of external standards governance and authoring bodies e.g., (IEC, ISPE, ASTM).

  • Experience in the application of project policies and procedures on major capital investments.

Additional Information:

  • This position serves an 8-hour Monday through Friday work schedule. Situations may arise where off-schedule work, both on-site and off-site, will be required.

  • This position requires less than 10% travel on an annual basis.

  • Tasks require entering construction/manufacturing/laboratory areas which require wearing appropriate PPE.

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