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Global Scientific Communications (GSC) - Publication Writer Manager

Global Scientific Communications (GSC) - Publication Writer Manager
Europe; Middle East; Africa
Eli Lilly – Cork GBS
At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives. Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals, circa 700 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions centre in Little Island, Cork. There we boast vibrant workforce made up of over 35 nationalities, speaking over 27 languages.
Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business? And so the GBS we have today was born, evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management, Medical Information, Clinical Trial Capabilities and more to come on stream across 2019.
At the GBS, it’s not just about what we do today, but how we can continuously improve and innovate for present and future operations. We view the development of our highly skilled workforce in much the same way and want to grow your role into an empowering and fulfilling career here at Lilly.

Global Scientific Communications (GSC)
Scientific data and information are core assets of Lilly. Providing balanced, objective, and accurate information to the scientific community, health care professionals, payers, and patients in a consistent and timely fashion across the entire drug development lifecycle is fundamental to Lilly.
This role represents a fantastic opportunity to join a newly created team located in Cork GBS, contributing to Lillys high quality scientific writing.

Global scientific communications is a key function for Lilly, and this challenging and rewarding role would allow the successful candidate to work with thought leaders on external publications.

Portfolio Management/Delivery

  • Responsible/accountable for management/delivery of overall book of work for assigned area.
  • Develops and executes sourcing plans to ensure seamless delivery of asset plan and priorities.
  • Collaborates with functional management/capabilities leadership to ensure alignment of business planning and operations,
  • Coordinating across and developing synergies with therapeutic areas, phases of development, and geographies.
  • Adjusts work plan based on shifting priorities using effective change control.
  • Leads and directs internal and external team members in achieving team goals.
  • Identifies and resolves issues impacting delivery of work.
  • Partners with other GSC leads to ensure consistent communication and appropriate sourcing strategies are in place in
  • Support of overall delivery of portfolio.
  • Conceives of and implements new and efficient ways to accomplish goals.
  • Partners in the selection process and may manage relationship for preferred vendors.
  • Manages relationship with vendors as applicable

People Management and Development

  • Recruits, develops, and retains a strategic and operationally capable workforce skilled and knowledgeable in scientific communications.
  • Effectively creates and manages an agile organization that continuously meets the needs of a changing portfolio.
  • Builds an organizational culture that fosters inclusion and innovation.
  • Develops staff who demonstrate expertise in drug development, therapeutic area science, strategic thinking, project management and cross-functional leadership.
  • Develops an organizational talent base that demonstrates judgment based decision making.
  • Provides guidance, training, and supervision to personnel.
  • Evaluates performance by reviewing documents, and attending writing team meetings, and recommends developmental actions for all assigned staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific, health, communications, or technology related field
  • 3 years’ experience in pharmaceutical medical writing or publication planning
  • 2 year experience in leading/managing a key part of portfolio or business process
  • Experience leading/coaching others.
  • Successful completion of writing exercise
Location: Cork

Document Preparation, Development and Finalization

  • Effectively collect and evaluate data, information, and input from multiple sources, functions, and regions.
  • Plan (including organizing/preparing outlines), write (including first-draft authoring), edit, review and coordinate
  • the publication of scientific data in peer-reviewed journals and forums and/or regulatory documents supporting
  • clinical development/product registration.
  • Conduct effective document initiation to ensure authoring team alignment and understanding.
  • Assist in building persuasive and scientific-based arguments that support the purpose of more complex and/or
  • strategic documents. Ensure data are presented in a clear, complete, accurate, and concise manner.
  • Ensure that key data, elements from internal guidance and resource
  • documents are included appropriately in all documents, and that statements and conclusions are integrated,
  • accurate, balanced and supported by appropriate data.
  • Ensure and coordinate quality checks for accuracy, collate reviewer’s comments, adjust content of document as
  • required based on internal/external input, and prepare final version.
  • Exhibit flexibility in moving across development and preparation of multiple document types.
  • Work with teams to ensure smooth and timely development of documents and escalate issues, as appropriate, to
  • ensure document completion.
  • Influence or negotiate change of timelines and content with other team members.
  • Advocate internally and externally for appropriate authorship criteria on all applicable work products.
  • Work with internal and external speakers to develop and prepare presentations.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Leads development of new and emerging capabilities to support the effectiveness of the GSC organization transformation
  • Functions as expert on publication industry standards and guidelines, such as Good Publication Practices, ICMJE requirements, and PhRMA guidelines.
  • Provides publications writing expertise to other publication professionals and respective product project.
  • Analyzes and interprets new and updated industry guidelines for publication and disclosure of study results.
  • In partnership with others, designs and creates training on publication practices
  • Serves as a subject matter expert
  • Could, in partnership with others, develops, implements, and updates Lilly publication policies, practices and tools (e.g., authorship, data disclosure, funding) and procedures that are compliant with industry guidelines.
  • Advanced degree (MA/MS, PharmD, PhD) preferred.