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Skills First, IDS Project Coordinator - Technical Pathway Program

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Jun 6, 2023

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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.

As a new Lilly employee, you will join our 2-year Technical Pathway program which provides you with mentoring, introductory technical skills, transferable leadership skills, applied opportunities, and customer experiences. This program is the first step in our People Empowerment Program for Information Technology program, which exists to engage, energize, and encourage all Information and Digital Solutions employees. Through these programs, you will establish relationships outside of your current business area that will help you deliver in your current role and explore future opportunities.

Responsibilities & Key Objectives/Deliverables: 

The Office of the Chief Information and Digital Officer (OCIDO) plays a critical role in strategy, planning and operations of global Lilly Information and Digital Solutions (IDS) which powers the purpose of Lilly.  The OCIDO is responsible to provide leadership visibility and control for "running the business of IDS", via trusted competency and methods (policies, people, process, tools), that allows all levels of leadership to consume and leverage information that is relevant to them, to make appropriate decisions and act. 

This role will report to the Associate Director of Project Management Services for Lilly Information and Digital Solutions (IDS), working closely with IDS project teams to provide leadership, drive development, communication, process, tools, implementation, and tracking of Lilly’s IDS portfolio, programs, and projects.  The Associate/Analyst position will manage one or more concurrent projects using standard IDS PMO tools and processes.  This position has global responsibilities and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana USA.  Limited travel and flexibility to work across time zones with people from many cultures is required. 


It is expected that Project Coordinators: 

  • Leads small projects using waterfall, critical chain, or Agile tools and procedures 

  • Has ownership of specific elements of a project or project plan, e.g., timeline, risk, communication, reporting 

  • Adhere to defined Information and Digital Services Project Management Office practices to achieve project goals 

  • Maintain and support tools related to the management of projects 

  • Proactively monitor project resource needs, barriers, constraints, obstacles, risks, dependencies, and issues; resolve in a timely manner; escalate as appropriate 

  • Coordinate delivery of all project deliverables (charter, communication plan, project schedule, etc.) 

  • Respond to project team queries related to project management deliverables 

  • Creates, maintains, and updates project documentation as assigned by the PMO leader 

  • Manage schedule and related modifications as needed; resolve roadblocks in order to achieve timely delivery of agreed upon scope, budget and timelines 

  • Lead the project team by keeping upcoming tasks and activities in front of them; coordinate the day-to-day activities of the project and report status in a timely manner  

Basic Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or 1-3 years’ experience leading projects

  • 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 Preferences: 

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 

  • Experience with Critical Chain and/or Agile project management methodologies 

  • Experience with ProChain (PCE) software, SCRUM practices, Microsoft Project   

  • Team leadership skills 

  • Demonstrated track record of successful execution of complex projects 

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Ability to manage (sometimes conflicting) priorities 

  • Ability to work as part of a team 

Additional Information:

  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed term position up to a maximum of 4 years.

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.



Science has been our calling from the beginning. Colonel Eli Lilly founded the company in 1876 and charged employees to “take what you find here and make it better and better.” More than 147 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with discovering the best treatments for those who take our medicines and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live. Moreover, you can also count on the team at Lilly to be incredibly civic-minded, supporting our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and a creative and innovative can-do spirit. 

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