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Lilly Diabetes Marketing Lead - Canada in United States

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 39,000 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 are inspired to make a difference in people’s lives every single day, by discovering life-changing medicines, better understanding disease-management, and supporting people who are living with illness and their families and friends. Our work today—from our research programs to our volunteer initiatives—is a reflection of our heritage. We unite caring with discovery to make medicines that make life better for people around the world.

We are committed to investing in our employees, through competitive salaries, training and development, challenging roles and providing the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Canadians. The innovative pharmaceutical industry operates in a complex, rapidly changing environment and we are looking for highly enthusiastic and capable people to help accomplish our mission.


Eli Lilly Canada is currently searching for a capable Marketing Leader for our Diabetes Portfolio. As the Marketing Leader, you will lead the brand managers and market research to develop innovative patient centric customer plans, to ensure that the team implements the multi-channel tactical plans with integrity while maintaining the core Lilly values. You will ensure that a clear measurement plan is in place to evaluate implementation, customer progress, brand performance and budget management. You will help the team to prioritize the tactics that have maximal impact, return on investment, and deliver remarkable customer experiences. You will inspire the team to experiment with new ideas that add value to our customers and differentiate Lilly in the Diabetes market.

You will lead your team to develop and implement an optimal near and long-term customer strategies and programs that align the to the prioritized moments of truth. You and your team will be responsible for creating exceptional customer experiences that will lead to brand uptake for patients appropriate for our innovative medications. You will help lead and effectively work and communicate cross-functionally within the organization and with key external healthcare providers and stakeholders in order to align the strategic and tactical direction of the brand with the overall global strategy. You will have a passion for the discipline of marketing and take an active role in positively contributing to success across the entire marketing organization.

The marketing leader will help to provide an environment that supports team engagement, recognition and learning.

The marketing lead will participate as a lead team member with the diabetes business unit. This lead team is responsible for the business unit business planning, strategic planning, and affiliate success. You will also build collaborative relationships with the global brand teams to ensure that Canada is capitalizing on the global knowledge and brand assets.


  • Recruitment and development of brand managers

  • Coaching your team to high performance

  • Engagement and recognition of the team

  • Leadership of the customer planning process and operational plan process

  • Management of the overall commercial brand budget

  • Involvement in the PRA planning and implementation

  • P&L for the Diabetes business at Lilly Canada

  • Provide input on key assumptions that are used to set the yearly sales forecast for all brands

  • Ensuring that Thought Leader plans are in place and are implemented to build trusting partnerships with the top Canadian thought leaders

  • Driving innovative thinking across the commercial team to respond to the changing environment

  • Providing leadership in building the affiliate diversity and inclusion culture

  • Ensuring that the team understands the current compliance environment and operates within the guidelines

  • Holding the team accountable for any deviations from the compliance guidelines

  • Challenging processes at Lilly Canada to improve our responsiveness to customers and ensuring that we optimize our efficiency

  • Participation in the Lilly Canada Diabetes leadership team

  • Sharing best practices and lessons learned across the entire affiliate to ensure that the Lilly Canada team benefits from the work in DBU


  • University degree, prefer graduate degree in science and/or business

  • Deep pharmaceutical marketing or other healthcare marketing experience

  • Demonstrated brand management capabilities across a broad array of brands

  • Demonstrated leadership in sales and marketing

  • Demonstrated leadership of cross-functional teams – sales, medical, reimbursement and other departments.

  • Demonstrated creativity in problem solving and customer solutions

  • Demonstrated coaching and people development skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Prefer French language skills

  • Prefer experience in Diabetes Management area

  • Prefer experience in pre commercialization preparation and launch implementation

This role is based at Lilly Canada head office, now located at 130 King Street West, in the core of Downtown Toronto.

Eli Lilly and Company is a 140+ year old company and has been in Canada for over 75 years. Lilly was founded on three core values; Respect for people, Excellence and Integrity. Living these values has served the company and our partners well and has never been more important than it is today. Helping people with innovative medicines is a noble cause. For Lilly to be successful, we must build and maintain the trust of all stakeholders. This trust is earned through adherence to a code of ethics and compliance and through the integrity that each of our team members demonstrates on a day-to-day basis. The Ethisphere Institute has recognized Lilly as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2019. This is the third year in a row we have received this honor, which encompasses all that we do to create medicines that make life better for people, improve communities where we live and work, and contribute to advancing global health.

Eli Lilly Canada is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from qualified women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly 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.

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!