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MQ IT Sr. Director – LP1

Eli Lilly and Company
Lebanon, Indiana
Start date
Apr 11, 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.

This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Lilly is entering an exciting period of growth and we are committed to delivering innovative medicines to patients around the world. Lilly is investing over $3 billion to create a new state-of-the-art manufacturing site, in Lebanon, Indianapolis. The brand-new facility will utilize the latest technology for API Small Molecule and Peptide Manufacturing - to increase the company's manufacturing capacity. This is an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help build and operate a new site.  The Lilly LP1 site will be built using the latest high-tech equipment, advanced highly integrated and automated manufacturing systems, and have a focus on minimizing the impact to our environment.

What You’ll Be Doing

The Manufacturing & Quality (MQ) IT Sr. Director will serve as the leader for the IT function across our new LP1 Site. This role will have a dual reporting line to both the M&Q IT VP and the Manufacturing Associated VP Site Head LP1.

What You Should Bring (preferred skills)

  • Regulatory compliance knowledge and experience (cGMP).
  • Effective people and team leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage and contribute to multiple concurrent activities and adapt to changes in priorities.
  • Ability to cross functionally collaborate.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity, analytical thinking, and the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Ensure site operational readiness from IT perspective.  Site start up and integration of IT systems including:
    • Infrastructure
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Warehouse management & logistics coordination
    • Manufacturing Execution System
    • Biometric enrolment & authentication
    • Data historian, Real Time Floor Tracking
    • Data Integration
    • Data Analytics
    • Data Integrity
    • Digital Plant Capabilities
    • Laboratory information managements
    • CAPA systems
    • Access Security
    • Risk Management
    • MES (Manufacturing Execution System)
    • Member of the Site Leadership Team and provide IT site functional leadership.
    • Develop and implement site IT strategic and business plan.
    • Benchmark on innovative solutions (external and internal to Lilly)
    • Dynamically adapt road map to site evolution/strategic directions, and new trends/issues.
    • Partner cross functionally locally and globally to establish and implement site IT roadmap
    • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment.
    • People
    • Ensure staffing to meet the site and functional agenda.
    • Lead, coach, and develop members of the team.
    • Establish a strong site culture based in Lilly values, expectations, and operational excellence standards.
    • Support diversity, equity and inclusion in recruiting and development of team members
    • Lead recognition, pay and promotion decisions.
    • Lead talent assessment and succession planning activities
    • Support site recruiting building IT capability.
    • Compliance
    • Provide leadership in the development and execution of cGMP and/or improvement plans within the IT function and in support of site cGMP improvement plans.
    • Define and execute IT inspection readiness activities.
    • Operational Excellence
    • Ensure solution focused organization.
    • Provide prioritization and barrier removal.
    • Provide oversight of technical activities within the group
    • Effectively encourage knowledge sharing and education

Your Basic Qualifications (with no sponsorship)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Engineering, or related technical field, Or High School Diploma/GED with
  • 10+ years IT leadership experience working in Pharma and Manufacturing and Quality, especially API Manufacturing
  • 10+ years of strong experience with MES system implementations, Data Integration and Advance Analytics.
  • 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.
About the Organization

Lilly IT builds and maintains capabilities using innovative technologies like most prominent tech companies. What differentiates Lilly IT is that we create new possibilities through tech to advance our purpose – creating medicines that make life better for people around the world, like data driven drug discovery and connected clinicals. We hire the best technology professionals from a variety of backgrounds so they can bring an assortment of knowledge, skills, and diverse thinking to deliver innovative solutions in every area of our business.

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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