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Associate Director - Global Serialization Program

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Mar 20, 2023

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.

Organization Overview:

The Global Serialization Program is responsible for providing engineering and technical support for Lilly commercial packaging operations worldwide, that includes asset delivery.  This will include managing a team that provides asset delivery within the global Serialization program.  For Serialization, global legislation requires that Lilly products be uniquely identified, tracked, and reported to regulatory bodies. The Global Serialization Program (GSP) manages the complex activities needed to successfully implement, support, and adapt solutions to meet these requirements across the company.    


•Lead team to maintain strong safety culture

•Develop and deliver standardized serialization solutions

•Manage capital and expenses assigned to GSP

•Develops a staffing strategy to meet technical and project deployment priorities for Serialization.

•Direct and lead the work of a group of technical engineers (R1-R4) and contract resources to assure that projects are completed on time and on budget

•Build and maintain effective teams – Identify, attract and evaluate talent through internal/external networks; coach, mentor, and develop people; and build requisite Technical Capabilities to support organizational mission

•Improve people capability and capacity by ensuring training, career development and professional and technical growth for employees

•Be a champion for safety activities and a role model for diversity, ethics, and compliance

•Complete all HR related tasks such as ePM plans, development plans, succession planning, career counseling, and all other people related aspects of the team.

Basic Requirements:

•Bachelor's or masters Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience

•Minimum 7+ years of relevant industry experience

Additional Skills/Preferences:

•​Experience working in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

•Proficiency in planning and managing teams to carry out highly complex tasks and/or tasks that are highly cross-functional or cross-site in nature.

•Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to customers, business partners, and staff including good oral, written, and visual presentations

•Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply solutions to different situations by understanding customer needs and applying strong problem-solving skills

•Demonstrated ability to utilize and implement various tools, systems, and processes resulting in improved operational excellence of laboratory and business operations.

•Understanding of Capital Management and Verification processes

•Strong experience managing initiatives with aggressive timelines

•Thorough knowledge/experience in cGMP, ICH, USP, and other applicable regulations

•Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification

•Strong communication and team building abilities

Additional Information:

•Significant travel will be required (e.g. one to two weeks per month)

•Tasks may require entering development or manufacturing areas which require wearing appropriate PPE.

This position is an onsite position located in Indianapolis, IN and will require onsite presence the majority of the time. This is not a fully remote role.

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 ( ) 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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law). 


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