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Associate Director - Trade Compliance

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Mar 28, 2024

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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.

U.S. Import Export Compliance (USIEC) – Enhancing Trade Compliance

The USIEC team at Lilly plays a pivotal role in ensuring adherence to U.S. trade regulations across all functional areas and business units. Our mission extends from the United States to Puerto Rico and overseas sites, covering activities governed by U.S. Import Export and Trade laws and regulations. We keep our finger on the pulse of trade compliance, providing prompt updates on regulatory changes and equipping functional teams subject to U.S. regulatory jurisdiction with the right tools. USIEC also serves as the primary contact with the multiple government agencies with regulatory authority over U.S. trade.

As a valued member of the USIEC team, your focus will be primarily twofold: leading the charge on compliance with U.S. import and export controls, and collaborating on trade/economic sanctions strategy for radioligand therapy. This role demands a commitment to learning, as the intricacies of U.S. import/export controls, trade sanctions, and product flow require depth of knowledge. We invite you to invest in your growth, with a minimum three-year tenure in this position. Initial training and continuing education will be key as external laws, regulations, and the environment changes frequently. Investment of time and dedication to growth, as well as subsequent knowledge sharing, will be critical for success.

Key ResponsibilitiesRadioligand Therapy Compliance Support:
  • Responsible for trade compliance to support the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of radioligand therapies for the treatment of cancer.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with all areas of the business unit to support compliance cross-border transactions for radioisotope time sensitive products.

Company wide compliance:
  • Strategic Leadership: Take the helm in shaping our import and export compliance strategy. Your guidance will ensure adherence to regulations across our global operations, consistent with trade regulations including U.S. Customs, U.S. Department of Commerce, and other trade authorities.
  • Control Systems Management: Maintain robust control systems. This involves leading all aspects of global and local procedures, conducting regular assessments, and developing impactful training programs. Your documentation and monitoring efforts will keep us on the right compliance track.
  • Risk Mitigation: Review supply chain plans and changes, proactively identifying and mitigating risks related to trade economic sanctions, as well as export and import controls. Regular engagement with internal business partners will be crucial for risk management.
  • Cross-Functional Influence: Lead cross-functional projects and processes, getting results even when influencing colleagues who may not directly report to your function or area.
  • External Representation: As our compliance ambassador, you’ll represent Lilly externally. This includes liaising with U.S. government agencies, industry partners, trade functions, and external counsel as needed.

Join us in safeguarding compliance excellence across our global footprint!

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Research and Development OR Trade Compliance
  • Understanding of molecular biology and radioistotope applications highly preferred

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Understanding of internal controls or elements of effective compliance programs. Have the ability to investigate, test for compliance, evaluate options, and take corrective action.
  • Relationship-building skills needed to develop effective internal and external working relationships.
  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing environment with an approach to achieve constant improvement in support of trade compliance.
  • Proven ability to seek data, analyze and draw relevant conclusions, and use data to influence actions/decisions.
  • Strong communication with the ability influence effectively with all levels of the organization including management and external partners.

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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