Durham, North Carolina

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 35,000 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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the global by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Lilly is designing and building a new Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.  This is an exciting opportunity to help build a state-of-the-art facility and Quality System from the ground up. 

The Operations Line Leader – Device Assembly & Packaging is responsible for leadership, daily operations, development of operators, ensuring compliance with all policies, procedures, and ensuring resources are scheduled accordingly per the daily production plan.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Support Site Leadership to build a diverse and capable site organization by delivering area operational procedures, quality processes and controls for the Device Assembly and Packaging areas.
  • Provide leadership on manufacturing floor ensuring high level of safety, quality, and productivity to maintain reliable supply of products to patients.
  • Technical leader: Key resource for troubleshooting and functions as the primary point of contact for issue escalation on the shop floor.
  • Responsible for administering technical training and ensuring all operators are trained to perform tasks.
  • Assist Supervisor in development and performance evaluations of shift operators.
  • Key liaison between operation sand support functions. 
  • Operate the equipment and lead the shift operations as required to meet production schedule.
  • Assists in checking execution documentation (PMX, SAP, Cleaning Logs)
  • Drives key departmental objectives including improving safety performance, reducing deviations, improving productivity, and training compliance.
  • Acts as back-up in Shift Supervisor absence.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal)
  • Flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • Basic computer skills (desktop software) are required.
  • Previous experience in operations or directly supporting a pharmaceutical manufacturing operation.
  • Must Pass a “fitness for duty” physical exam
  • Ability to work 12 hour days on rotating shift
  • Ability to work overtime as required
  • Ability to travel up to 20% during Asset Delivery and < 5% after startup

Additional Preferences:

  • Previous experience with highly automated equipment
  • Previous experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems and electronic batch release.

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED

Other Information:

  • The position is for the Lilly Research Triangle Park site
  • Position may require a short duration assignment of 1-2 months in Indianapolis to establish specific device knowledge and establish global contacts.
  • Ability to wear safety equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, protective gloves etc.)

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 ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) 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.

Durham, North Carolina

Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.
We were founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly, a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs. More than a century later, we are passionate about building on this precedent in our continued pursuit to make life better for individuals, communities, and the world around us.
Our heritage and our values are the foundation of our promise to unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.
Our mission 
We make medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives.
Our values
Integrity, excellence, respect for people
Our vision 
We will make a significant contribution to humanity by improving global health in the 21st century.

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