Associate Director – IT – Lebanon API Manufacturing

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

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.

About the Organization

Lilly IT builds and maintains capabilities using innovative 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 clinicals. 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.

This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Lilly is entering an exciting period of growth and we are committed to delivering innovative medicines to patients around the world. Lilly is investing to create a new state-of-the-art manufacturing site, in Lebanon, Indianapolis. The brand-new facility will utilize the latest technology for API Manufacturing and will include several platforms including Peptides, Small Molecules and Oligonucleotides Drug Substance Manufacturing. This is an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help build and operate a new site. 

The Lilly LP1 Lebanon site will be built using the latest high-tech equipment, advanced highly integrated and automated manufacturing systems, and have a focus on minimizing the impact to our environment.

What You’ll Be Doing

The Manufacturing & Quality (MQ) IT Associate Director-IT for LP1 will be part of the IT Leadership team for the LP1 Site. This role will report to the MQ IT Sr Director for LP1.  This role will work hand by hand with both project and operational readiness activities for the facility.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Ensure site operational readiness from IT perspective.  Site start up and integration of IT systems including:
  • Infrastructure
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Warehouse management & logistics coordination
  • Manufacturing Execution System
  • Data historian, Real Time Floor Tracking
  • Data Integration
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Integrity
  • Laboratory information managements
  • CAPA systems
  • Access Security
  • Building Monitoring
  • Risk Management
  • MES (Manufacturing Execution System)
  • Member of the Site Leadership Team and provide IT site functional leadership.
  • Develop and implement site IT strategic and business plan.
  • Benchmark on innovative solutions (external and internal to Lilly)
  • Dynamically adapt road map to site evolution/strategic directions, and new trends/issues.
  • Partner cross functionally locally and globally to establish and implement site IT roadmap.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment.
  • People
  • Ensure staffing to meet the site and functional agenda.
  • Lead, coach, and develop members of the team.
  • Establish a strong site culture based in Lilly values, expectations, and operational excellence standards.
  • Support diversity, equity and inclusion in recruiting and development of team members
  • Lead recognition, pay and promotion decisions.
  • Lead talent assessment and succession planning activities
  • Support site recruiting building IT capability.
  • Compliance
  • Provide leadership in the development and execution of cGMP and/or improvement plans within the IT function and in support of site cGMP improvement plans.
  • Define and execute IT inspection readiness activities.
  • Operational Excellence
  • Ensure IT organization is functionally strong and operationally focus.
  • Ensure solution focused organization.
  • Provide prioritization and barrier removal.
  • Provide oversight of technical activities within the group
  • Effectively encourage knowledge sharing and education

Your Basic Qualifications (with no sponsorship)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Engineering, or related technical field.
  • 7+ years IT Technical Leadership experience working in Pharma and/or Manufacturing and Quality.

Additional Preferences:

  • 7+ years of strong experience with MES system implementations, Data Integration and Advance Analytics.

Other Information:

  • Role is Monday through Friday and based on-site.  Must be flexible in providing support to accommodate other inputs (production schedules, shutdowns, etc.).  Occasional extended hour and / or off-hour work may be required.
  • Position will be based out of Lebanon Indiana.

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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