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Manager, Global Scientific Communications

Cork, Ireland

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Req ID R-3209 Title Manager, Global Scientific Communications City Cork State / Province Cork Country Ireland

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 39,000 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.

Scientific data and information are core assets of Lilly. Providing balanced, objective, and accurate information to regulators, 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.

The GSC Team Manager is responsible for managing a book of work through capacity and personnel management, staff recruitment and development, business planning, and cross-functional communication. The Team Lead will be responsible for working with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams to facilitate the delivery of regulatory and/or publication documents. The Manager will draw upon information from multiple internal and external sources to lead and provide technical coaching to the writing team to ensure the effective dissemination of scientific information and the delivery of the portfolio. The Manager will collaborate and influence teams, and work closely with Managers and Leads across GSC to ensure best practices across the function. The Manager will be responsible for developing scientific content for deliverables as needed.

1.Portfolio Management/Delivery

  • Responsible/accountable for management/delivery of overall book of work for assigned area.
  • Develops and executes sourcing plans in partnership with GSC leads to ensure seamless delivery of asset plan and priorities.
  • Collaborates with function, capability, and site leadership to ensure alignment of business planning and operations.
  • Coordinates across and develops 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.
  • Conceives and implements new and efficient ways to accomplish goals.
  • Partners in the selection process and may manage relationship for preferred vendors.
  • Regularly reports results of team activities/metrics to leadership and stakeholders
  • Manage audit readiness, quality, and compliance to ensure deliverables are accurate, transparent, of high quality, and in compliance with internal/external guidance/regulation.

2.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 aligned with Team Lilly – inclusion, innovation, acceleration, delivery, integrity, excellence, and respect for people.
  • Develops staff who demonstrate expertise in drug development, therapeutic area science, strategic thinking, project management, and cross-functional leadership.
  • Provide input on employee development, talent assessment, and succession planning activities.
  • Develops an organizational talent base that demonstrates judgment-based decision making.
  • Provides guidance, training, and supervision to personnel.

    Appropriately manage the workload of direct reports; monitor project timelines and quality, and communicate priorities to direct reports.

  • Provide technical support and guidance to direct reports as needed.
  • Evaluates performance by reviewing documents and attending writing team meetings, and recommends developmental actions for all assigned staff.
  • Ensure all direct reports are compliant with company policies, procedures and regulations.

3.Document Preparation, Development and Finalization

  • Develop scientific content for deliverables as needed per the responsibilities covered in the job description for Scientific Communications Associate; the percentage contribution of these responsibilities will vary according to the need of the business.

4. Subject Matter Expert/ Organizational effectiveness

  • Leads development of new and emerging capabilities to support the effectiveness of GSC.
  • Functions as expert on document strategy, planning and execution, and industry standards and guidelines.
  • Shares expertise with others.
  • In partnership with others, develop, implement, and update Lilly policies, procedures, training, and tools that are compliant with industry guidelines.

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 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.

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-3209.

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.

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