Eli Lilly and Company

Associate- Material Coordinator Fixed Duration Employment

Indianapolis, IN, United States
Dec 07, 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.

The FING Package Material Coordinator is part of the Packaging Function and is responsible for coordinating FING packaging at Collaboration Partners (CPs) based on the schedule generated by the FING Pkg Plant Planner. The FING Package Material Coordinator works closely with the FING Package Plant Planner and is responsible for the execution of the packaging orders for each molecule/study. The FING packaging Material Coordinator is responsible for process order execution and purchase requisition to purchase order conversions. Responsibilities of this role include:
  • Partners with the FING pkg plant planner to understand schedule and priorities; partners with quality and CPs for order execution activities
  • Partners with the CT Supply Planning organization to understand demand and prepare for workload.
  • Completes RFPs' requests shopping cart PO for any non-material payments needed (e.g. services, tooling)
  • Completes VCFs' request for Process Orders
  • Completes steps on pkg process order (via PI sheet and enters phase completion)
  • Completes label print order extraction
  • Monitors component inventory levels at CP for orders and works with Packaging Materials Movement Associate to replenish as needed
  • Converts pkg and label purchase requisitions to purchase orders; enters order details; releases POs
  • Reviews pre-batch records including label variable text (e.g., LINKS/RANDS) as required
  • Resolves order specific issues with CPs; manages order specific deviations investigation as needed. Acts as the first line of defense and can utilize their Management or technical experts for more systemic or complex issues.
  • Upon order completion, performs SAP goods receipt; reconciles discrepancies between goods receipt and CP invoice
  • Receive invoices and confirm they meet/match the quote(s)
  • Order specific process improvements
  • Communicates stock availability to CP; monitors delivery due list and notifies CP
  • Creates outbound delivery and, if needed, performs goods issue in SAP on behalf of CP
  • Must be knowledgeable on how to apply GMPs in a clinical trial environment and review and follow procedures applicable to the CT business. In addition, individual training plans must be kept up to date.

Basic Qualifications
  • B.S. in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 1 year in a GMP environment
  • 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
  • Experience in managing inventory/supplies or complex supply chains
  • Knowledge of clinical trial packaging
  • Demonstrated exemplary teamwork/interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and self-management skills
  • Ability to use and apply multiple computer applications
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to change
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in multi-cultural settings
  • High initiative, flexible and positive attitude, capability to prioritize work
  • High degree of accuracy with work and attentive to details
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and work toward a solution
  • Clinical research/study expertise
  • Prior experience with SAP

Additional Information
  • Some work outside of core hours may be required to support the portfolio
  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.
  • 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.