Eli Lilly and Company

Director-Global Scientific Communications

Indianapolis, IN, United States
Oct 10, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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 39,000 employees 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 ready to join us on our mission?

As the Director, Global Scientific Communications, you will be accountable for providing strategic leadership for the Business Unit(s) and/or Therapeutic Area Team(s) to which you are assigned. You will engage TA BUs as a strategic partner driving a content strategy and delivering the portfolio. You will be responsible for developing, managing, and implementing both global strategies and tactical direction for delivering medical/scientific communication. You will develop a flexible organization that can respond to changes in the pipeline and continue to deliver on evolving business demands and external expectations.

Primary Responsibilities:
Therapeutic Strategy Ownership and Implementation of Regulatory Submission, Approval, and Publication Strategy
Partner with Therapeutic areas and business units to:
  • Lead a team to provide purposeful, label-driven regulatory documents utilizing new ways of authoring.
  • Lead a team to provide robust publication strategies which reflect an understanding of the external environment (ie, information/knowledge gaps in the literature), timely, appropriate disclosure of Lilly research, and new technology/requirements used to disclose data and evidence.
  • Partner with the Therapeutic Area Medical Leaders to ensure scientific communication strategies and plans are understood and effectively integrated into broader medical molecule plans.
  • Partner closely with other relevant functions to effectively plan, forecast, and manage the resources required to deliver all sanctioned projects
  • Drive efficiency and continuous improvement in the Global Scientific Communications organization and, as appropriate, cross-functionally to support therapeutic area and Business Unit aligned deliverables
Enterprise Leadership
  • Within functional and cross-functional teams, exhibit strong business insight, strong analytical skills and agility to adjust to changing business priorities and needs
  • Maintain awareness of external environment through benchmarking, external collaborations, contacts and professional organization involvement, and represent your organization at appropriate internal and external venues.
  • Accountable for fiscal responsibility of Global Scientific Communications.
  • Ensure that activities are performed according to all applicable guidelines, standard methodologies, and in compliance with all laws and regulations
  • Drive continuous improvement of key performance metrics
  • Drive shared learning and process expertise between teams within the organization
People Management and Development
  • Recruit, develop, and retain a strategic and operationally capable workforce skilled and knowledgeable in scientific communications.
  • Effectively build and lead an agile organization that continuously meets the needs of a changing portfolio.
  • Build an organizational culture that fosters diversity, inclusion, and innovation.
  • Develop staff who demonstrate expertise in drug development, therapeutic area science, critical thinking, project management and cross-functional leadership
  • Develop an organizational talent base that demonstrates judgment based decision-making
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 years experience in medical communications, clinical research or pharmaceutical medicine related to the drug development process.
  • Prior management experience

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 years experience in medical communications, clinical research or pharmaceutical medicine related to the drug development process.
  • Prior management experience
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Bachelor's or Advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MBA) in a healthcare or scientific field
  • Strong knowledge of the creation and delivery of regulatory, publication, commercialization and/or healthcare communication plans
  • Ability to coach and develop peers and direct reports
  • Six Sigma experience

Proven ability to:

  • Influence strategically across matrixed organization, with your peers locally and globally.
  • Lead transformational change across your organization, and/or prior Six Sigma Black Belt.
  • Handle both details and broad strategy, and to be able to understand the impact of each upon the other.

Additional Information
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