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Associate Director - Joint Process Team API EM

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Feb 20, 2024

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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 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.

The Associated Director of the Joint Process Team (JPT) is responsible for leading a cross functional team comprised of both Lilly and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Contract Manufacturer representatives.  The JPT Associate Director is the key business relationship owner and is required to build & leverage relationships at all levels of the Contract Manufacturer to ensure projects and materials are delivered on time and within downstream customer expectations.  The JPT Associate Director will partner with Lilly’s Process Research & Development group on commercialization (technology transfer, process validation and regulatory approval) of Lilly’s exciting leading pipeline and will be a member of the Flow Team and Extended Site Lead Team within API External Manufacturing (API EM). 

This role can be based at any US or PR Lilly Manufacturing Site and reports into the API EM Operations Senior Director located in Indianapolis.


  • Lead cross-functional Joint Process Teams to develop and achieve strategically aligned objectives (related to safety, quality, reliable supply and technology transfer) at the Contract Manufacturer

  • Lead internal process teams (IPTs) to enable successful completion of joint Lilly- Contract Manufacturer objectives

  • Successfully facilitate and champion quality, technical, and regulatory compliance at the Contract Manufacturer

  • Oversee production, batch release and shipment/supply chain schedules to ensure reliable supply

  • Facilitate Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting agendas with significant issues escalating from the JPT and strategic topics that require alignment from both Lilly and the Contract Manufacturer

  • Accountable for Contract Manufacturer performance metrics in line with Lilly’s Global Contract Manufacturing Standards

  • Liaise with senior management levels in Manufacturing, Quality, Development and commercial Business Units as required

  • Make regular visits to Contract Manufacturers to increase awareness of operations and maintain working relationships

  • Partner with Global Procurement and Manufacturing Strategy on due diligence and sourcing activities

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry/Biochemistry or related science

  • 3 + years of Pharmaceutical or Chemical Manufacturing experience

Additional Skills/Requirements:

  • High-quality skills to include teamwork and interpersonal, technical, leadership, project management, administrative, financial background, organizational, independent, decision making, multi-tasking, ability to influence diverse groups, communication skills, computer skills, and problem solving.

  • Relevant foundational experiences in engineering, QA, process development or technical services. 

  • Administrative experience as a leader of operations or technical support functions preferred.

Additional Information:

  • This position works a regular 8-hour day, 5 days a week hybrid on-site/WFH schedule.

  • Some travel will 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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