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Lilly Operations Supervisor – Visual Inspection 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.

Organization Overview:

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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. For more than 140 years, we have worked tirelessly to discover medicines that make life better. These discoveries start in Lilly Research Laboratories, where our scientists work to create new medicines that will help solve our world’s greatest health challenges.

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.

Responsibilities:

During the project phase, the Operations Supervisor – Parenteral Visual Inspection will support commissioning/qualification activities required to bring automated and semiautomated vision systems into service, as well as supporting site operational readiness activities. This position will require domestic travel with the opportunity for international travel based on program need. This role is expected to be an on-the-floor leader and will be a subject matter expert for the visual inspection process. This role will have the opportunity to be directly involved with hiring their team.

After project phase completion, the Operations Supervisor – Parenteral Visual Inspection is responsible for shift leadership for multiple visual inspection lines within the area. Additionally, the Supervisor is responsible for developing the technical expertise of manufacturing employees within their teams. 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 on a 12 hour shift rotation schedule.

Key Objectives

  • Support Site Leadership to build a diverse, inclusive, and capable site organization by delivering area operational procedures, quality processes and controls for Parenteral areas.

  • Responsible for hiring/managing 10+ direct reports working across 2 manufacturing lines.

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

  • Ensures qualified/trained staffing for operators working on the manufacturing lines.

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

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

  • Originate/Investigate deviations or operational quality issues.

  • Collaborate with support functions to achieve a consensus for unexpected events during manufacturing.

  • 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.

  • Responsible for shop floor execution as it relates to business plan, current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) conformance and Operational Standards for Supply Chain Excellence (OSSCE)

Basic Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Previous experience in operations or directly supporting a pharmaceutical manufacturing operation.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Skills in providing/receiving feedback and creating employee development plans

  • Basic computer skills (desktop software) are required.

  • Solid understanding of FDA guidelines and CGMP requirements.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work 12 hour day shifts (2-2-3 schedule)

  • Ability to work overtime as required

  • Ability to travel as needed during Asset Delivery, process training, and < 5% after startup

  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, or technical field

  • Previous experience with Parenteral manufacturing, and/or visual inspection equipment and processes

  • Previous experience in facility/area start-up environments

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

  • Experience with root cause analysis/technical writing

  • Organizational and motivational skills

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles

Additional Information:

  • The position is for the Lilly Research Triangle Park site and during the project phase will allow for a flexible working environment with the ability to periodically work remotely based on the project phase and site activities.

  • Position may require a short duration assignment of 1-6 months in Indianapolis to establish specific device knowledge, establish global contacts, and provide production support. Additionally, this position may require short (less than 1 month) international travel to support Factory Acceptance Testing of equipment.

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

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