Indianapolis, Indiana

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.


The ERP Services IDS organization is responsible to provide support and advancement of enterprise grade solutions that power the operations of Eli Lilly. The SAP Architect role is primarily responsible for collaborating with our Procurement, Manufacturing, Clinical Trial, Warehouse Management(eWM), or Quality Management business partners, influencing business processes, tools and operating models within the technical solution and business area. The role is required to work across various teams and business process, assisting the business in identifying opportunities for using technology and information in new ways. This position will report to the Information and Digital Services Global Services Organization.
  • Partners with functional leadership to define future state business processes and supporting technologies to accomplish short- and long-term business goals
  • Collaborate with key Business Partners and Architects to set direction through formation of a strategic roadmap.
  • Work with key business partners and other IT business process consultants to identify business problems and evolve the global solution, using SAP and non-SAP systems, to meet the business needs most effectively.
  • Leverage a deep understanding of how the IT tools are used by the business and how these tools interact, in order to influence the business to think in different ways by providing design direction and alternative options to meet business needs.
  • Responsible for technical solution design and understanding integration points with SAP and other business applications
  • Work with business process owners, other functional consultants, and Enterprise Architecture groups on cross organizational issues. Act as a liaison between IT and business partners on large-scale projects.
  • Integration of global design with systems and processes, designing/developing interfaces to/from SAP working with both internal and external resources.
  • Lead the development of evolving global design for incremental operational changes to key business processes in SAP, working directly with third party supplier ensuring they have appropriate understanding of business processes and supporting design at Lilly.
  • Work directly with application vendors to understand and influence the vendor's strategic direction for their product, keeping an outward focus to identify new trends and opportunities.
  • Responsible for alignment of business architecture direction with other IT areas.
  • Coach and mentor management, team, and others on business processes, technologies and designs as appropriate.
  • Readiness and willingness to help guide similar design decisions in other module areas (as per relevant experience).

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in computer science, management information systems, information technology or related technical field
  • 5+ years of development, configuration, or experience implementing and maintaining SAP in one or more of the following areas of SAP: Purchase to Pay, General Accounting, Quality Management, Production Execution/Manufacturing Operations, or Warehouse Management (eWM)

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Strong understanding of procurement, manufacturing operations, clinical trial or quality management business processes
  • Experience in or knowledge of S/4 HANA implementations.
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to have a global view.
  • Ability to influence others to adopt different point of view or concept.
  • Understanding of current state and future direction for the area and for the enterprise.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish key relationships with those outside of the immediate business area.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and influences integration points with other business areas, processes, functions.
  • Excellent initiative and self-management skills as well as ability to lead teams, influence others and manage conflict.
  • Experience working in a regulated industry (i.e. GMP) and delivering within that environment
  • Desire and ability to operate at multiple levels (detail and strategic)
  • Excellent communication skills, using a variety of methods in diverse forums
  • Desire and ability to work independently with minimal direction

Additional Information
  • Full time day shift position. Occasional off hours and weekend work is expected as this position serves a global organization
  • Up to 10% US & OUS travel could be required

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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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).


Indianapolis, Indiana

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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