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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.

The Sr. Director – Counsel – Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) provides compliance advice and counsel, due diligence and other support for mergers and acquisitions and chemical regulatory advice and counsel. The position works with global, regional and US site-based HSE subject matter experts to support manufacturing, research and sales operations and consults with and advises senior management on HSE matters. This position reports to the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, International and HSE, Regulatory Legal Team.

Do you have in-house or relevant experience guiding a multinational corporation in an industry with global manufacturing operations, including environmental and health and safety compliance and enforcement counseling, permits, environmental remediation and HSE due diligence in transactions? Bring your skills and legal expertise in HSE and help contribute to Lilly’s impact on patients and our communities!

Key Responsibilities:

Health, Safety and Environmental Counseling

  • Advise corporate HSE and U.S. manufacturing and research sites on key U.S. regulatory aspects, including air, water, hazardous waste and occupational safety regulatory compliance and assist with global policy development and implementation regarding auditing and conformance to internal standards
  • Counsel global HSE program leaders and management on new HSE laws and regulations with significant global operational impact, including chemical management and registration regulations in the US, Europe and China, such as TSCA and REACh

Due Diligence and Support of Business Development Activities

  • Provide counsel on HSE aspects of due diligence and support transition activities for newly acquired or divested facilities. This includes contributing to due diligence reviews and advising the HSE organization on strategies for oversight and integration of new acquisitions.

Aspects of Third Party Partner Relationships

  • Provide guidance regarding appropriate HSE contractual language for external partner manufacturing and research organizations
  • Evaluation of external party assessments
  • Advise regarding structure and governance of HSE oversight of external partners

Legal input into global HSE and manufacturing strategy and other strategic HSE initiatives

Contribute legal insights into environmental aspects of corporate sustainability initiatives.

  • Partner with the sustainability office and business subject matter experts to support their understanding of evolving regulation; support translation of environmental regulatory requirements into measurable actions and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the sustainability office and corporate secretary office to review third-party sustainability questionnaires, regulatory reporting, and similar public disclosures.

Basic Requirements

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited U.S. law school is required.
  • 7 or more years of experience as an attorney counseling in environmental, health and safety matters


  • Experience working across environmental media (e.g., air, water, and waste) and with legislation and regulations globally.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and work effectively with outside counsel in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills ; ability to deliver legal advice to customers in a clear, concise manner.
  • Proven track record of interpreting and applying standards from multiple jurisdictions and legal systems to different situations by understanding customer needs and application of sound problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with others and influence without direct authority across multiple operational and functional areas.

Additional Information

Position may located in Indianapolis, IN at our corporate center or emote with periodic travel to the global headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The ability to travel is required.

Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position could range from between $168,000 – $246,400 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. Full-time equivalent employees also will be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Lilly offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including eligibility to participate in a company-sponsored 401(k); pension; vacation benefits; eligibility for medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; flexible benefits (e.g., healthcare and/or dependent day care flexible spending accounts); life insurance and death benefits; certain time off and leave of absence benefits; and well-being benefits (e.g., employee assistance program, fitness benefits, and employee clubs and activities).Of course, the compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Lilly reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion and Lilly’s compensation practices and guidelines will apply regarding the details of any promotion or transfer of Lilly employees.

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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