Skip to main content
Search Jobs

Human Resources Associate - Durham, NC

Durham, North Carolina

Apply NowApply Later
Req ID R-33869 Title Human Resources Associate - Durham, NC City Durham State / Province North Carolina Country United States

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.

Organization Overview

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe 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.


This role supports Lilly’s state-of-the-art RTP manufacturing facility.  The Associate – HR Generalist will be critical to ensure that the RTP People Strategy is implemented effectively, including how we attract new employees, educate our employees, set clear expectations with our team members, and fully engage our team members.

It requires the ability to work effectively with site leadership, manage data and projects, support HR processes, and support HR interventions for the site. Personal characteristics required for the role include leadership, the ability to deal with ambiguity, ability to analyze and manage data, ability to see connections across the organization, compassion, kindness, and the ability to use good HR judgment.


Business Partnership

  • Prepare and run HR processes for the site such as the Annual Compensation Review, Technical Promotions, Performance Management, and Succession Management
  • Act as local employee relations tiering to support managers and supervisors in dealing with employee issues
  • Support managers with HR Information Systems questions (using Workday)
  • Develop strong relationships with HR central team partners (i.e. Compensation, HR technology, HR centralized employee call centers) to ensure that RTP support is strong

Onboarding Employees

  • Run and maintain/improve the HR portion of the employee onboarding process including:
    • Introduction to Lilly policies and Procedures
    • Introduction to RTP employee practices
    • Introduction to key HR systems and processes
    • Execution of i9 processing
  • Ensure that new employees are engaged through warm welcomes, mentorship assignments, and engaged in all key site meetings
  • Own and improve site onboarding tools for our managers to quickly and easily onboard new team members

Recruiting and Staffing

  • Work with business partners on actively recruiting new roles for their teams
  • Execute and plan recruiting events and sourcing activities, including campus events, hiring events, and advertising campaigns (physical and digital)
  • Source passive and actively searching candidates individually through LinkedIn Recruiter or other methods
  • Execute regular digital media campaigns highlighting the experience of working at the Lilly RTP facility

Reporting, Metrics, and Performance Tracking

  • Run and track weekly headcount metrics, including hiring-to-plan, diversity and inclusion, compensation competitiveness, and site capacity modeling
  • Work with finance to collect and consolidate headcount as part of the Strategic Planning & Business Planning processes
  • Provide reporting on key metrics to Lilly MFG leadership, Site leadership, and HR leadership
  • Maintain the site organizational chart and staffing model

Site Projects 

  • Work with RTP HR Strategic Business Partner to support high priority projects and/or initiatives for the site as needed (examples include recruiting plan, culture, onboarding) Opportunity to build HR systems
  • Ensure that all relevant Compliance processes are in place, including federal regulations for worker safety, compliance, hiring practices, and others as needed
  • Ensure that materials are available to support local RTP managers in accessing local and corporate HR resources

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2 or more years of HR experience in recruiting, staffing, HR partnership, and/or employee relations.
  • 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.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Demonstrated leadership/influence in HR related initiatives
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working across all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of key HR processes
  • Familiar with diversity, inclusion, and equity strategies to engage employees
  • Project management skills;  flexibility and versatility in managing projects and workload
  • Understanding of common HR policies, compliance rules/regulations and procedures
  • HR certification
  • Business acumen
  • Strong computer skills (esp Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity and to "connect the dots"
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and analyze data
  • Demonstrated strong organization skills

Additional Information

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.

Removal Date

Not posted

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.

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). 


To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-33869.

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.

Apply NowApply Later

About Science

Our scientists and researchers are developing the breakthrough medicines of tomorrow. Join us and become a creative innovator and thinker who can improve the lives of millions.

Recruiting Events

We’d love to meet you to discuss career opportunities. Check our calendar now to see when we’ll be in your area.

View All Events

Stay Connected

Job Alerts

By signing up for job alerts, you’ll be the first to learn about opportunities that could be a great fit for you via periodic email updates.

Sign Up

Join Our Talent Community

Share a bit about yourself, such as the career area you are interested in. We will then reach out to you when the perfect position is available!

Sign Up

Sign Up

Areas of InterestSearch for a category, location, or category/location pair, select a term from the suggestions, and click "Add.”