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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.

Position Brand Description:

Provides technical leadership for drug product manufacturing processes under development and in commercial production in the Dry Product Network.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Serve as Manufacturing TS/MS representative to work with Product Development, CM&C teams, Manufacturing sites, and applicable functional areas to commercialize new dry oral solid drug products
  • Leverage prior experience to anticipate commercial manufacturing challenges for new dry products. Work across Development and Manufacturing site(s) to implement appropriate product control strategies based on anticipated needs.
  • Serve as the Global Molecule Steward for select oral solid dosage form drug products. Collaboratively integrate different disciplines such as engineering and analytical science on technical projects, process performance improvements, or control strategy effectiveness. Provide proficient data analysis and conclusions considering technical, Regulatory and Quality compliance, and business needs.
  • Provide technical leadership for manufacturing process transfers between Lilly and external manufacturing sites as well as additional technical support/guidance for external manufacturing as needed. Drive appropriate shared learning, alignment and improvement across sites and network level activity according to best practices and technical principles.
  • Ensure that experiments and technical work are well designed and appropriately rigorous. Use first principles and theoretical knowledge to define scientific approaches to support technical expectations. Utilize in depth understanding of materials, process, and product to improve product/process robustness, reduce variability, and provide improvement in control strategies across sites and technologies.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers on key product project plans and support timely delivery of milestones with appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
  • Leverage prior experience and knowledge as a Subject Matter Expert to collaborate with Development and manufacturing sites in the optimization of key manufacturing platforms such as continuous manufacturing. Influence Development on new product or platform topics in line with Manufacturing needs. Identify and lead the deployment of other new technology as appropriate.
  • Author technical reports and appropriate sections of regulatory submission and responses as needed. Prepare technical aspects of other Regulatory/Quality based documents and support Regulatory reviews and inspections as needed.
  • Remain current on external pharmaceutical manufacturing trends and innovations. Leverage these to improve strategies and applications for developing and controlling manufacturing processes.
  • Prepare, review, and approve study designs, protocols, technical reports, and other related technical documentation. As a reviewer of technical reports, provide input on the experimental findings and conclusions.
  • Mentor and provide review/coaching to develop other technical resources on scientific approach, technology, as well as business approach and behaviors.
  • Achieve network level results for Lilly’s dry products (oral solid dosage forms) that improve the business. Influence global leadership to drive improvements and resolve issues.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemistry, Engineering, Pharmacy, or related science.
  • Minimum 7-10+ years of direct experience and technical expertise across multiple areas, unit operations, and platforms related to dry products (oral solid dosage forms) development, commercialization & commercial GMP-manufacturing.

Additional Preferences:

  • Demonstrated, strong technical leadership and communication skills. Communicates effectively across disciplines and types of audiences (internal and external) to influence and/or drive common understanding and appropriate actions.
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as in teams. Provides partnership and collaboration across multiple disciplines. Ability to lead teams effectively.
  • Demonstrated, strong analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Effective at integrating multiple technology disciplines to drive programs forward.
  • Flexibility to interact with multiple partners/functions, regions, and cultures.

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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