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Lilly Operations Supervisor – Device Assembly in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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.

Quick Benefits Overview:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription benefits are effective on your first day of employment

  • Paid vacation- starting annually at 120 hours (prorated based on start date)

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus

Organization Overview:

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility in Raleigh-Durham North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to help build a state-of-the-art facility and Quality System from the ground up.


The Operations Supervisor – Device Assembly is responsible for shift leadership for multiple device assembly lines within the area and developing the technical expertise of manufacturing employees. This individual must ensure that the manufacturing lines are adequately staffed with trained/qualified employees. Strict adherence to safety and quality rules and procedures is required. Direct line supervision for line leaders and operators.

  • Responsible for managing 15 – 18 direct reports working across 3 manufacturing lines.

  • Ensures staffing and training for operators working on the manufacturing lines.

  • Responsible for developing training plans and ensuring that direct reports are Trained and Qualified per CGMP guidelines.

  • Act as both administrator and technical leader for operations, setting a good example through demonstrated knowledge of procedures, compliance with quality systems and use of proper technique.

  • Support Site Leadership to build a diverse and capable site organization by delivering area operational procedures, quality processes and controls for the Device Assembly.

  • Comfortable with exercising and encouraging “Stop Work Authority”.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely, and accountable for supporting all HSE goals.

  • Lead by example on Safety first & Quality always.

  • Communicate with the area Manager on quality, equipment, operational issues, and areas for improvement.

  • Responsible for creating a culture of “100% compliance of procedure”.

  • Responsible for the coaching, development, and performance evaluation of operators.

  • Originate/Investigate deviations or operational quality issues.

  • Responsible for shop floor execution as it relates to business plan, CGMP conformance and Operational Standards for Manufacturing Excellence.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • 5+ Years of prior Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Experience.

  • Ability to work 12-hour days on rotating shift.

  • Ability to work overtime as required.

  • 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 Skill/Preferences:

  • Prior Supervisor experience (at least 2-3 years)

  • Previous experience with highly automated equipment

  • Previous experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems and electronic batch release.

  • Previous experience of motivating teams to deliver production goals in a safety first and quality always environment.

  • Familiarity with Root Cause Analysis.

  • Organizational and Motivational skills.

  • Skills in providing and receiving constructive feedback.

  • Ability to Deliver in a Start-Up.

  • Must be able to perform with minimum supervision.

  • Highly Ethical and must be a Role Model to the shift.

  • Basic computer skills (desktop software) are required.

  • Solid understanding of FDA guidelines and CGMP standards.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle and prioritize multiple requests.

  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to train and mentor others.

​Additional Information:

  • Position may require up to 15% travel (domestic/ International) for training and to establish specific device knowledge, understand equipment, and establish global contacts.

  • Ability to wear safety equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, protective gloves etc.)

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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 (subject to applicable law).


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!