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Solution Architect - SAP EWM

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Apr 10, 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.

Join our team and directly contribute to the supply of medicines around the globe!

Lilly has initiated a warehouse transformation program that will enable standardized warehouse processes and support the build of a scalable solution across Lilly manufacturing and distribution sites worldwide as our company navigates unprecedented growth.  The Global IT team responsible for the design, development and deployment of warehouse solutions is actively searching for an SAP EWM architect to join the program.

What You’ll Be Doing
Your primary focus will be on the design and implementation of SAP EWM to meet warehouse management requirements within the areas of manufacturing, packaging, and distribution. As a Solution Architect, you will partner with business SMEs, cross-functional solution architects, and third party service providers on the design, configuration, and implementation of SAP EWM.  You will leverage technical and business process knowledge to influence strategy and design decisions that advance program goals of harmonized, simplified processes and sustainable solutions. 


How You Will Succeed

  • Partner with business stakeholders, cross-functional solution architects within the SAP program as well as architects within manufacturing and robotics to design sustainable integration across warehouse, manufacturing execution and automation systems.
  • Partner with application architects to influence technical direction of software vendors, service providers, and the service delivery teams.
  • Utilize understanding of supply chain business processes and SAP EWM functionality to anticipate short term and long term requirements.
  • Ensure solution design and documentation facilitates strong support processes with robust monitoring and error handling
  • Communicate complex technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders and influence decision making at senior leadership level.
  • Mentor IT colleagues (Lilly colleagues and external consultants) to support the SAP EWM design.
  • Ensure adherence to all quality, compliance and data integrity requirements.
  • Establish key relationships with business users and other Tech@Lilly areas.

 What You Should Bring

  • Strong understanding of business process in the supply chain, warehousing, logistics and manufacturing space and the various SAP solutions that enable Digital Supply Chain  
  • Experience supporting pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution warehouses with a strong understanding of processes involving batch management, cold chain management, serialization and how these solutions are enabled by SAP EWM and the collective SAP Supply Chain suite of applications. 
  • Proven ability to lead a cross-functional team of logistics experts and manufacturing execution system (MES) partners in designing and optimizing material flows across the warehouse including blueprinting, requirement gathering, conceptual design and scoping efforts involving SAP WM or EWM 
  • Experience working in a regulated industry (i.e. GMP).
  • Strong understanding of quality processes in IT applicable to manufacturing and distribution.
  • Excellent initiative and self-management skills as well as ability to lead teams, influence others and manage conflict.
  • Strong automation integration experience with hands-on experience integrating warehouse automation technologies (ASRS, AGVs, Picking Solutions etc.) with SAP EWM is preferred but not required.

Your Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related technical field 
  • 10+ years of professional experience implementing and maintaining SAP demonstrating relevant understanding of SAP design; particularly in the SAP LE, WM or SAP MO space. 
  • Minimum of two full lifecycle implementations integrating Logistic Service Provider’s (LSP’s) with SAP.
  • Minimum of two years experience with a focus on integration across SAP decentralized EWM 9.5 or EWM S4 and other SAP modules (SAP QM, SAP MO, SAP SD, SAP TM or SAP ATTP).

Additional Information:

  • Full time day shift position. Position located in Indianapolis, Indiana working in a hybrid model.
  • Travel : 10 to 25%
  • As this position serves a global organization, minimal off hours and weekend work will be expected   

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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