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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.

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 35,000 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.

Lilly is currently constructing an advanced manufacturing facility for production of API molecules located in Lebanon, IN. This facility is Lilly’s largest investment in manufacturing capacity and is intended to provide APIs for current and future products. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the leadership team for the startup of a greenfield manufacturing site, and the successful candidate will help to build the organization, the facility and the culture to enable a successful startup into GMP manufacturing operations.

The associate is responsible for managing aspects of the Warehouse and Logistics operation at LP1. The Warehouse Operations include receipt, storage, weigh and dispense, sampling as well as local and international shipment of materials for the LP1 Campus. This role will be the Subject Matter Expert and Technical Leader for Warehouse Operations and Logistics process.

The position requires knowledge of manufacturing processes, warehouse activities, while leading Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement within the Warehouse Team. Knowledge and familiarization with the SAP EWM system is highly preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

Process Improvement:

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives related to safety, environmental practices, quality, and productivity within the warehouse process team. Examples include reducing human errors, optimizing procedures, enhancing safety protocols, and improving operational efficiency across various warehouse functions.
  • Create and execute change controls related to the Material Management Team.
  • Create and maintain team procedures, job aids, logbooks, and other documentation.

Technical Oversight:

  • Ensure that all new shipping routes and product introductions meet technical qualifications and requirements.
  • Understand SAP transactions related to inbound shipments, inventory management, material movements, and off-site shipping
  • Oversee master data operations supporting the warehouse execution system

Issue Resolution and Root Cause Analysis:

  • Manage the escalation and resolution of issues related to warehousing and logistics processes.
  • Lead Root Cause Analysis investigations for operations / human error deviations

Compliance and Safety:

  • Ensure that all warehouse and material storage activities adhere to safety, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and environmental procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Lead internal & external audits within the warehouse area and ensure area & operators are audit ready

Performance Metrics:

  • Own functional Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Facilitate the metrics reporting process to monitor and report performance across warehouse operational team.

Team Membership:

  • Be part of the Manufacturing Operations Flow teams at LP1.
  • Develop an understanding of current best practices across the API network and recommend replication opportunities where possible to drive effectiveness and efficiency.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in either Engineering, Supply Chain or Business Administration, or other relevant field
  • 3+ years’ experience in Supply chain/ Logistics / Quality (preference for pharmaceutical experience)
  • SAP experience in a complex manufacturing environment

Additional Preferences

  • Drug Substance manufacturing experience and New Product introduction knowledge is preferable
  • Strong Logistics & warehousing background including a detailed understanding of both ambient and cold chain shipping & storage

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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