Eli Lilly and Company

Global Medical Affairs Operations - Oncology

Indianapolis, New York, Indiana, New York, United States
Nov 14, 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 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.

Do you have a passion for project management and leading cross functional teams? Do you have experience working in the pharmaceutical industry or drug development? Are you seeking a career that makes a difference in the world? Do you enjoy crafting strategic project management solutions to deliver a continuously changing portfolio?

Purpose of the Job:
  • With a focus on the customer, provide medical affairs support and expertise to the oncology medical affairs team, regions and affiliates.
  • Work cross-functionally and globally to own the execution of the integrated launch project plan supporting the launch roadmap; including but not limited to, lifecycle planning, 3b/4 planning, brand planning, training, scientific data disclosure strategy development and its tactics.
  • Support the development and execution of the brands global thought leader plans specifically the strategies and tactics linked to the global medical objectives.
Key Objectives/Deliverables:
Integrated Plan Development
  • Working closely with the team COO and medical launch leadership to facilitate and enable delivery of an integrated cross functional plan for launch readiness.
  • Ensure the needs of medical, marketing, regions, regulatory and other key development functions are translated into the integrated global medical affairs strategy.
  • Partner with cross-functional leaders (DCOE/GMI/GMC), and other project managers associated with support of the molecule franchise (submission, development, etc.) to ensure activities are appropriately planned for and synchronized with other priorities within the Global Brand Development team.
Deliver Results
  • Collaborate closely with the Medical Affairs leadership and other important medical functions to consistently and efficiently deliver accurate, balanced, substantiated scientific information. This transcends the execution of the draft launch label through the expanded Scientific Data disclosure plan and ultimately through the delivery of key customer focused programs.
  • Act as the point of contact and support for functions responsible for delivery of customer facing information and tactics: CRP/CRS,GMI, GMC, Strategic Planning, Med Ed, AP&R, GPORWE, marketing etc.
  • Work with these functions to recommend, identify, and drive innovative ways to quickly and efficiently share scientific information to key customers.
  • Provide critical support to the key medical and development leadership of the Global Brand Team (Champion, Medical, COO) to execute effectively and efficiently on medical affairs plans and the global launch readiness roadmap.
  • Drive external engagement planning and execution at congresses and medical society engagements..
Application of project management and business operations processes
  • Drive the application and integration of key project management processes and tools across the product's portfolio of launch readiness activities.
  • Drive, coordinate and seek to improve medical business processes associated with planning, flow of information and execution of the medical affairs deliverables.
  • Coordinate and consolidate the resource, financial and business planning requirements to support the medical affairs programs and deliverables.
  • Pursue opportunities to capture and share learning with other business units and functions, as well as external observations.
  • Model leadership values and excellence through collaborative global and cross-functional interactions.
  • Be an ambassador to the Lilly Oncology Brand, and associated priorities.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree, in a health-related, scientific or engineering field
  • 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
  • Leadership - Consistent successful demonstration of the performance management leadership behaviors.
  • 5-7 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or drug development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to communicate clearly and succinctly with team members and leadership.
  • Oncology experience
  • Strong problem-solving skills; able to anticipate and recognize problems, diagnose root causes and take corrective action to prevent recurrence within the team.
  • Excellent self-management and organizational skills; able to manage workload, set personal and team priorities and adjust as needed.
  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills; able to develop effective teamwork between team members with diverse interpersonal styles; able to deliver effective mentoring and feedback.
  • Flexibility to adapt quickly and effectively to frequent change and altered priorities.
  • Project Management expertise, proven project management skills and experience and aptitude
  • Strong computer skills; skilled at using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project; capable of maintaining the appropriate project documentation in SAP. Practical experience performing project management for a cross-functional project.
  • Drug Development expertise
  • Medical Affairs experience
  • Higher degrees or Certifications (e.g. MS., MBA, Masters in Project Management or PMP) would be beneficial

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.