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Manager, Business Operation

Eli Lilly and Company
Stamford, Connecticut
Start date
Sep 26, 2023

Job Details

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.

Eli Lilly and Company seeks Manager, Business Operation to be responsible for negotiating complex contracts to support drug development and related oncology pipeline development needs, including custom scientific engagements with third parties, material transfer, and collaboration agreements.  Work with biology and chemistry discovery, translational medicine, biologics, pre-clinical, legal, and finance teams to help draft, negotiate and manage contracts in support of drug development and related oncology pipeline development needs. Identify and mitigate business risks throughout the contracting process including for sensitive confidential information and privacy. Help manage projects resulting from these contracts, including working with partners and contract research organizations to track contractual work products and deliverables as well as financial and resource obligations. Act as alliance manager for relationships as needed. Act is line manager within the Business Operations organization as needed. Act as line manager within the Business Operations organization as needed.  Telecommuting permitted.  Must reside in the Stamford, CT area to be able to be on-site as needed. Reports to the Stamford Office.

Position requires PhD in Biological Science, Applied Life Sciences or related and two years of experience in business development and contract negotiations in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry or related. Must have work experience in: experience with the US and EU Data Privacy requirements and their application to oncology product development; experience in negotiating contracts with diverse groups spanning various cultures, time zones and languages; experience in collaborating across highly matrixed organizations and managing internal and external stakeholders; experience with discovery biology, target discovery technology, chemistry and scientific principles for small molecule and large molecule R&D projects to support a thorough understanding of contract requirements; experience in identifying business risks throughout the contracting process and working with transactions and intellectual property legal teams in drafting language for mitigation.

Job location: Stamford, CT. To apply, please visit and enter job requisition number R-50779 when prompted.  Alternatively, please send your resume, cover letter, and a copy of the ad to: Beth L. Berry, Lilly Corporate Center, Indianapolis IN 46285.

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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