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Associate Director - Engineering

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Feb 14, 2024

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.

Indianapolis Parenteral Manufacturing (IPM) manufactures, fills, and inspects sterile injectable medicines with safety first and quality always. This role will lead the Engineering organization for a filling, formulation, or inspection manufacturing process within the site. Reports to this role include primary and secondary loop Process Engineers, Automation Engineers, and technicians supporting the designated manufacturing process.


  • Work safely and continually look for improvements to both people and equipment safety.

  • Provide site engineering leadership of safety, quality and continuous improvement as well develop best practices and standards to support manufacturing and reliability.

  • Develop, mentor, coach and recognize their team

  • Implement business plan objectives

  • Lead the reliability program supporting the manufacturing process to eliminate unplanned downtime and ensure the supply of medicine.

  • Support regulatory inspections, Data Integrity initiatives, and overall continuous improvement of quality systems.

  • Own and improve processes associated with project management, financial planning, shutdown coordination, commissioning and verification, and project startups.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE Corporate and Site Goals.

  • Recognized strong team leadership skills

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels (both oral and written)

  • Strong talent development skills, especially coaching and people development

  • Solid regulatory compliance knowledge (GMP, OSHA, etc.)

  • Understanding of reliability and project management principles

Additional Preferences:

  • Previous supervisory/leadership experience

  • Experience with regulatory inspections

  • Previous pharmaceutical experience, preferably Parenteral Manufacturing

Additional Information:

  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • Off-hours work and phone calls may be required.

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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893 S Delaware St
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