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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.

Come build future state of Eli Lilly Manufacturing global capabilities via SAP Innovation!

The SAP Manufacturing Operations Architect is responsible for defining and then driving the implementation of the long-term strategic plans, working across the manufacturing business processes and beyond, helping the business shape their future using technology and information in ways of which they previously couldn’t even imagine possible.

The primary focus in this Solution Architect role will be focusing on the Manufacturing Operations functionality within SAP and overseeing the “Make” portfolio within the organization’s Plan/Buy/Make/Store/Distribute/Quality account management/delivery model. Having a deep understanding of the existing functionality and business processes supported the existing implementation, you will need to partner with the business to drive simplified future state design which maximizes the usefulness of the SAP asset in this continually growing business area. You will also need to understand the interactions with systems outside of the SAP landscape (MES, LES, etc.) to have end to end knowledge of the manufacturing landscape.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Utilize solid understanding of supply chain business processes to anticipate short term and future needs
  • Work with key Business Partners and other Tech@Lilly Architects to identify business problems, set direction through formation of a strategic roadmap, and then evolve the global design with appropriate solutions, which may span across many SAP modules and non-SAP systems, to meet business needs most effectively
  • Leverage deep understanding of how the Tech@Lilly tools are used by the business and how these tools interact to influence the business to think in new ways by providing design direction, including alternative options for meeting business outcomes
  • Work with business area leadership, Tech@Lilly Architects, Global Process Owners, and Enterprise Tech@Lilly architecture on cross-organizational issues. Act as interface between Tech@Lilly and Business Partners on or across large projects or programs
  • Work directly with Application Vendors such as SAP to understand and influence the vendor’s strategic direction for their product. Keep an outward focus to identify new trends and hence opportunities
  • Responsible for alignment of Business Architecture direction with other Tech@Lilly teams
  • Coach/ Mentor management, team, and others on business processes, technologies, and design as appropriate
  • Provide support for urgent and/or complex issues
  • Lead Integrated Services projects as part of Team Lilly

What You Should Bring:

  • Hands-on engineering experience with SAP modules such as MM
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively across multiple business and technical teams
  • Practical experience of SAP Supply Chain & Manufacturing
  • Good experience with system integration and interfacing is a plus
  • A high level of intellectual curiosity, external perspective, and innovation
  • Innovative spirit and ability to find new creative and quality ways to increase system effectiveness
  • Experience with architectural considerations for a global single SAP S4 instance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in industry developing solutions in the SAP Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations space
  • 3+ years’ experience integration between SAP and Manufacturing Execution Systems

Additional Qualifications:

  • ABAP Development / Debugging a positive
  • Any relevant SAP experience across SAP modules / bolt-ons
  • Experience with implementation of global projects within a complex SAP environment

Additional Information:

  • Hybrid role located in Indianapolis, IN – relocation required

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 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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