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Company: Eli Lilly and Company

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 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 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.

Lilly is currently constructing an advanced manufacturing facility for production of API molecules located in Lebanon, IN. This facility is Lilly’s largest investment in manufacturing capacity and is intended to provide APIs for current and future products, including new modalities. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the site team for the startup of a greenfield manufacturing site, and the successful candidate will help to build the organization, the facility and the culture to enable a successful startup into GMP manufacturing operations.

Position Brand Description:

The Associate Director-Automation Engineering is responsible for the supervision of the process control engineers and technicians that support the daily operations of the facility. The Associate Director is also responsible for the productivity and development of the employees with the purpose of ensuring that reliable and compliant control applications and systems are used in the manufacturing of API drug substance. Additionally, the Associate Director partners to influence and implement within the process control organization and across functional disciplines to support the process control technical agenda, business plan priorities, and compliance objectives.

In the project delivery phase and startup phase of the project (startup expected 2025 to 2027), leadership roles will be fluid and dynamic as we endeavor to support the project delivery, build a new organization, develop and implement the necessary systems and business processes required to support GMP operations, and build the site culture. This will require significant collaboration, creativity and resilience as the site grows to a full scale GMP manufacturing through start up.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

Administrative Leadership

  • Supervise and coach process control team, including completing performance reviews and development plans
  • Staffing, including recruiting, resource planning, and succession planning
  • Process control work coordination
  • Review and monitor financial performance; commit to meeting targets
  • Develop and implement the Process Control Engineering Business Plan.

Operational Excellence

  • Demonstrate a commitment to environmental, health, and safety (including PSM)
  • Identify, track, and report key indicators of functional performance
  • Ensure team is operating in a state of compliance

Organizational Capability

  • In coordination with automation and compliance consultants, set and reinforce standards for appropriate rigor in automation work products.
  • Assure focus by engineers and completion of critical assignments with appropriate monitoring and reporting
  • Be a fully active member of the flow leadership in running the plant, including participation on management sub-teams.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum B.S. in Engineering (preferably Chemical Engineering) and experience in Process Control Engineering, preferably in API manufacturing.
  • 2+ years of experiencein Process Control Engineering, preferably in API manufacturing.

Additional Preferences:

  • Ability to instill teamwork within the department and demonstrate key interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to ensure appropriate technical depth and rigor with departmental technical deliverables.
  • Successful application of organizational models through recruiting and retention of employees.
  • Ability to make decisions independently and to network with others as appropriate.
  • Ability to function in a team environment as a leader and as a member of management teams.
  • State licensure as a Professional Engineer is not required but is encouraged.

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 ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) 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 is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and 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.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

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