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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.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Position Description:

The Master Data team plays a critical role in providing and maintaining the fundamental master data set residing in SAP and Manufacturing systems to the RTP site. The master data set includes Material Master, Bill of Materials, Recipes, Resources, Purchasing-Info Records and Warehousing data. This role is responsible for maintaining the quality and integrity of the data by inputting and verifying of data into SAP (ECC and APO) AND maintaining data accuracy through audits and Master Data changes. Additional work may involve the Manufacturing Execution System (PMX) and Extended Warehouse Management System (EWM).

This individual will be responsible for managing all data additions and changes, per customer or subject matter expert requirements. They will work closely with multiple teams across the site to manage data change requests, solve technical issues, and contribute to continuous improvement activities around Master Data. The position requires knowledge of manufacturing processes, understanding of the significance of accurate data management and demonstration of an excellent eye for detail. Knowledge and familiarization with the SAP system is highly preferred.


  • Executing key data creation, maintenance and data design for Master Data in SAP and associated systems
  • Creating Bills of Material, Recipes, Purchasing info records, Purchasing and Planning/Scheduling parameters
  • Creating and maintaining local formal Standard Operating Procedures and training materials
  • Determining impact of local and/or global changes while ensuring global data consistence and conformance to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Identifying and participating in or leading process improvement initiatives
  • Leveraging appropriate tools / reports to track maintenance efforts and both data accuracy and completeness
  • Participating in annual standard costing for Business Planning and driving the review of planning parameters
  • Troubleshooting SAP execution problems, identifying root causes, and implementing solutions
  • Investigating deviations and providing impact assessments for change management
  • Contributing to global initiatives for Master Data Management, attending Power User forums to share best practices
  • Maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountably for supporting all Health, Safety & Environmental Corporate and Site goals.

Basic Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience

Additional Skills/Preferences :

  • Previous SAP work experience
  • Self-directed , pro-active and able to work through ambiguity and drive solutions in a Startup environment
  • SAP Master Data experience in Material Master, Bill of Material, Recipe creation/maintenance in a manufacturing facility
  • Capability to prioritize and multi-task effectively and track details of multiple projects
  • Ability to develop solutions where processes and procedures do not currently exist
  • Excellent eye for detail and numerical skills
  • Ability to work independently with little day-to-day direction
  • Strong organizational, technical and analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in a GMP/pharmaceutical/manufacturing environment
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment and accountable for supporting all safety objectives
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills working inclusively with other functions and teams

Other Information :

  • Location: US, Durham (RTP), NC
  • Shift: Daytime, Monday through Friday, On Site position
  • May need to be available off shift to respond to operational issues as needed
  • Some travel may be required (<10%)
  • The job specification is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared.
  • The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job specification.

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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