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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.

Lilly is entering an exciting period of growth and we are committed to delivering innovative medicines to patients around the world. Lilly is investing around the world to create new state-of-the-art manufacturing site’s and continue expanding our existing facilities to created capacity required to continue with our mission. The brand-new facilities will utilize the latest technology, advanced highly integrated and automated manufacturing systems, and have a focus on minimizing the impact to our environment.

What You’ll Be Doing

Your primary role as M&Q Data Governance Lead is to co-create, execute, improve, and oversee Manufacturing and Quality (MQ) Data Strategy and Governance in collaboration with Business Data leaders. You will co-lead the development of data standards and master data management for MQ’s global data domains, working with business data domain leads and teams. Moreover, you will implement data strategies, put into practice global governance processes, and support MQ.

How You’ll Succeed

  • You will bring your business and technical knowledge and experience to design, develop, implement, enhance, and maintain M&Q Data Governance with deep understanding of Manufacturing and Quality business processes, including Supply Chain and lab processes.
  • Must have a strong understanding of corporate computer system validation requirements according to Lilly Quality Standards, providing technical guidance to the global and site teams ensuring quality of operations and deliverables.
  • Must have a combination of technical and soft skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and drive continuous improvement with M&Q Data domain leaders.
  • Must communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders, influence decision making at all leadership levels, adept at networking and building strong professional relationships.
  • Proactively monitor and stay abreast of evolving business and technology trends, in the realm of data standards and quality. Continuously seek out innovative approaches to enhance our processes.
  • Experience with cGMP regulations, Data Integrity requirements and maintaining quality deliverables.
  • Ensure documented processes and procedures are in place for all activities to meet quality and compliance standards.
  • Leverage an agile mindset and framework for the entire product lifecycle including designing, implementing, automating, modernizing, maintaining, and optimizing data standards, domains, and products.
  • Coach and mentor team members on best practices and standards.

What You Should Bring

  • Experience with Data strategies, implementing Data governance and standards.
  • Basic understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices with demonstrated experience in computer system validations efforts.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements, including GxP standards, data privacy, and data security concepts and best practices related to application and platforms operating within a S88/S95 Architecture.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships with stakeholders and articulate complex technical concepts.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Additional Experience in the following would be preferred but not required:
  • Set foundational governance policies and procedures.
  • Form domain working groups to drive governance initiatives.
  • Establish data standards and quality rules to enhance data integrity and business quality.
  • ERP, LIMS, MES or other manufacturing systems data standards design, development, and/or support.

Your Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology or related technical field.
  • With a minimum of 7+ years in IT leadership roles, Data strategies driving strategic initiatives and fostering team growth.
  • Excel in negotiation, driving consensus across complex stakeholder groups to achieve desired business outcomes. Combine assertiveness with effective change management.

About the Organization

Lilly IT builds and maintains capabilities using groundbreaking technologies like most prominent tech companies. What differentiates Lilly IT is that we create new possibilities through tech to advance our purpose – creating medicines that make life better for people around the world, like data driven drug discovery and connected clinical trials. We hire the best technology professionals from a variety of backgrounds, so they can bring an assortment of knowledge, skills, and diverse thinking to deliver innovative solutions in every area of our business.

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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