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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.

Are you passionate about leading teams with a proven track record in scaling operations effectively? If so, check out this opportunity!

Organization Overview:

Tech at Lilly builds and maintains capabilities using cutting edge technologies like most prominent tech companies. What differentiates Lilly IT is that we redefine what’s possible 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.

The Manufacturing and Quality Tech team leverages technology and analytics to transform and scale manufacturing to the digital plant of the future and support manufacturing operational excellence and productivity. This team helps produce medicines using machine learning and robotic capabilities with some of the most sophisticated manufacturing technologies and rigorous quality standards.

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.

The Manufacturing and Quality (MQ) IT organization is at the forefront of a ground-breaking phase, propelling our Digital Plant vision across global manufacturing operations while supporting Lilly’s unprecedented growth. The Senior Director of MQ IT will orchestrate leadership for IT teams in Global Engineering and Maintenance, Health Safety and Environmental (HSE), Manufacturing Architecture, Infrastructure & Security, and Modernization. Additionally, this pivotal role will oversee the MQ IT Platforms & Integration, serve as the liaison for third-party application support, and lead automation projects that enhance business efficiency through IT solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Directly lead 6+ technical experts and manage over 30 employees indirectly on a global scale. Collaborate with the Lilly Capability Center in India and various third-party entities to further the objectives and goals of the organization.
  • Support, maintain, and deploy global FUME and HSE applications, including a portfolio of over 25 applications including GMARS, GECMS, KNEAT, BatiScript, Intellex, and Gensuite.
  • Lead the development, dissemination, and upkeep of MQ S95/MESA architecture strategy whitepapers, translating them into practical initiatives within the MQ IT Modernization, Infrastructure, Architecture, and Security Programs.
  • Orchestrate the formulation and execution of IT Modernization strategy, assembling a team with the capabilities to uphold Corporate Cyber Security Priorities, safeguarding the manufacturing network against security threats in coordination with Protect Lilly enterprise programs and MQ operational goals.
  • Own relationship with outsourced IT application support and maintenance service providers, driving optimizations and enhancements to achieve Lilly’s objectives.
  • Establish and implement effective governance models and practices to ensure strategic alignment and operational excellence.
  • Build robust alliances across manufacturing sites, IT and business partner organizations ensuring agreement on goals, objectives, and support for shared prioritized projects.
  • Engage in senior HSE and Engineering functions’ meetings, contributing to teams like the Global Engineering Lead Team (GELT) and the Global Health, Safety, and Environmental Lead Team (GHSE).
  • Actively engage with the Global IT forums.
  • Implement improvement strategies to minimize operating expenses and enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develop and maintain high-performing teams; employ recognition and rewards as appropriate; demonstrate Lilly values and expect them to be displayed by the team.

How You’ll Succeed:

  • Effective teamwork: Successfully influence within a complex landscape of stakeholders and teams.
  • Be fast: Proactively adapt to the evolving business landscape by swiftly comprehending organizational needs, identifying innovative technological solutions, and expeditiously deploying high-quality tools to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Be Innovative: Seek out innovative technology and anticipate the future to implement solutions.
  • Be Bold: Anticipate the business needs of tomorrow and bring technology to bear that is agile enough to handle those needs.

Basic Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related technical field.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience supporting Manufacturing or Quality business processes.
  • Experience translating ambiguous concepts into actionable plans.
  • Experience implementing IT systems.
  • Prior experience leading people.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience successfully synchronizing teams to a common business process and application adoption through to value realization.
  • Consistent track record of influencing global senior leadership to advocate for and advance critical initiatives across business platforms to accelerate Lilly’s competitive advantage.
  • Proficient in active listening and effective interpersonal communication.
  • Solid understanding of financial management.
  • Experience leading high-profile projects.
  • Proficiency in the implementation of ground-breaking technology that drives innovative and transformational change within and across organizations.
  • Shown creative problem-solving skills using software systems for processing, filtering, analyzing, and presenting large quantities of data.
  • Ability to evaluate and resolve sophisticated operational or technical problems.
  • Prior vendor management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop others.
  • Depth of knowledge of GMPs, change management and computer system validation.
  • Ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with multiple opposing projects.
  • Ability to explain complex technical concepts to diverse audiences in a concise and understandable manner.
  • A high level of intellectual curiosity, external perspective, and innovation interest.

Additional Information:

  • Position will be based in Indianapolis primarily at our Lilly Corporate Center and/or Lilly Technology Center South facility with ability to travel to other global Lilly sites as 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 ( 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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