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Lilly Director - Health, Safety, Environmental 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.

Organization Overview:

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Lilly is a fortune 500 company that has been in operation for over 140 years. We make medicine with safety first and quality always while living our company values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People.

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility located at the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to help build and operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing site from the ground up.

The Director - Health, Safety, Environmental (HSE) will provide technical, strategic, and administrative leadership to the HSE function for the RTP site. Responsibilities will include but not limited to: Ensuring regulatory / site / corporate HSE compliance, development of HSE systems / processes / programs, development of the HSE staff, enabling operational excellence, and establishing an injury free workplace. The Director - HSE will be a member of the site lead team.


  • Ensuring compliance with all internal and external requirements.

  • Establishing an injury free workplace.

  • Develop and implement the HSE management system.

  • Achieving environmental goals.

  • Permitting, regulatory compliance, and building relationships with HSE regulators.

  • Partnering with Corporate HSE function.

  • Collaborate with HSE peers at other Lilly Manufacturing sites.

  • Establishment of local employee health services.

  • Strategic and business planning and develop site HSE Roadmap

  • Lead Team Member with cross functional influence.

  • Aspect and safety team development.

  • Develop, establish, and sustain systems, processes, and programs for the RTP site to support the transition from construction to start up.

  • Partner with construction and design build firms to ensure smooth handoff from construction to start up.

  • Provide leadership and technical support for all HSE activities at the RTP site.

  • Understand and support the HSE event, CAPA and change control processes, and influence application of the hierarchy of controls to reduce risk, driving toward site and company goals to achieve an injury free workplace.

  • Leverage knowledge of severe injury risk to influence minimization of potential events, and increase awareness / knowledge among site resources.

  • Provide Industrial Hygiene, industrial safety, and environmental support for the site.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Scientific, Engineering, or HSE discipline

  • 10+ years of HSE experience including at least 5 years in manufacturing

  • Experience with CAPA system for HSE changes and deviations

Additional Preferences:

  • Strong HSE regulatory knowledge

  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills

  • Strong communication and computer skills required

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Green site start up experience preferred

  • GMP operational experience

Additional Information:

  • Role is Monday through Friday based. Must be flexible in providing support to accommodate other inputs (production schedules, shutdowns, etc.). Occasional extended hour and / or off-hour work may be required.

  • Position will be based out of RTP site with ability to travel to Indianapolis and other global Lilly sites, as required

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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!