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Marketing Project Owner

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Nov 28, 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 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:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Position Description:
The purpose of the Marketing Project Owner role is to partner with brands, agencies and internal partners to ensure quality, speed, value, and compliance throughout the Customer Information Materials Lifecycle. The Marketing Project Owner is expected to be a creative problem solver who supports achievement of the brand’s goals. The Marketing Project Owner serves as the main person accountable for insourced projects, bringing accurate, and compliant marketing tactics to market quickly, efficiently, and on schedule.


  • Know Lilly’s processes, brand strategies and tactics, and support resources
  • Understand Lilly’s culture, organizational structure, roles, and practices
  • Understand outside agency structures and processes
  • Know Lilly’s products and services, associated brand strategies, and disease states
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Medical, Legal and Regulatory “areas of concern” for each brand/indication
  • Model strong knowledge of tactic lifecycle, from kickoff through withdrawal
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tactic types and associated business rules
  • Have a thorough understanding of Lilly's Quality processes and must be capable of understanding and applying these processes and requirements when executing their role
  • Show knowledge of systems, software, and tools
  • Ensure quality, speed, value and compliance throughout the Customer Information Materials Lifecycle
  • Work with brands to understand needs, goals, and objectives for insourced tactics and define outcomes
  • Add value when attending critical brand or Agile Sprint planning meetings with internal and external business partners to ensure tactics are able to meet marketers’ expectations and timelines 
  • Troubleshoot barriers and provide solutions to deliver insourced projects on time
  • Identify ways to continuously improve processes by exploring opportunities to reduce costs and by documenting the rationale behind tactic decisions
  • Actively participate in deviation investigations, and contribute to continuous improvement efforts as role dictates
  • Demonstrate an agile mindset while collaborating with stakeholders
  • Bring accurate and compliant insourced marketing tactics to market quickly, efficiently, and on schedule
  • Develop and maintain detailed timelines/chronologies for insourced tactics
  • Manage and track timelines for insourced tactics and key milestones
  • Collaborate with Promotions Managers to schedule reviewers of insourced tactics
  • Check work thoroughly between document approval system handoffs for insourced tactics (e.g., changes by IT, Creative Services, or proofreading are made before uploading)
  • Ensure tactics are configured on Campaign Management Tool accurately and share deployment information accurately with the stakeholders.
  • Track tactic progress on Project Management Tool – ensuring the tactics are executed on time, timelines are up-to-date, and tasks are assigned correctly
  • Understand and apply key content for marketing promotional materials
  • Partner with Promotions Manager on promotional material approval process (e.g., MLRO) review meetings
  • Manage tactic review preparation and take ownership through the approval workflow as a core member of the brand’s Agile team
  • Participate in Agile stand-up meetings, retrospective meetings, etc.
  • Lead annual claims review/assessment and reference monitoring activity for the brand
  • Support the Promotions Manager and marketer during  the label change process and resulting actions
  • Anticipate potential problems by proactively communicating with brand teams and reviewers

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 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:

  • Compliant, with proven analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be both accountable and adaptable
  • Proven ability to be an agile learner who’s proactive on a daily basis
  • Demonstrated ability to be stress tolerant under a variety of work conditions
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Able to influence, collaborate and work effectively on a team
  • Skilled at showing attention to detail, with an eye toward quality and continuous improvement
  • Proven planning, project management and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of the Agile methodology
  • Familiarity with common industry project management and approval applications (i.e. Wrike and Veeva)

Additional Information:

  • Some travel required (0-10%)

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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