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MQ IDS Director – RTP

Durham, North Carolina

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Req ID R-4503 Title MQ IDS Director – RTP 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 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.

Organization Overview:

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world.Lilly is a fortune 500 company that has been in operation for over 140 years.We make medicine with safety first and quality always while living our company values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People.

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility located at the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina.This is an exciting opportunity to help build and operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing site and Quality System from the ground up.

The Information and Digital Solutions (IDS) Director - RTP will responsible for providing leadership for the IDS function at the RTP site.  This includes the responsibility for establishing, integrating, and implementing the site IT infrastructure and systems ensuring operational readiness.  The IDS Director will be a member of the RTP Site Lead Team. 

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Ensure site operational readiness from IT perspective.  Site start up and integration of IT systems including.  Elements include:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning

  • Warehouse management & logistics coordination

  • Manufacturing Execution System

  • Biometric enrolment & authentication

  • Data historian, Real Time Floor Tracking

  • Data Integration, Data Analytics

  • Data Integrity

  • Digital Plant

  • Laboratory information managements

  • CAPA systems

  • Access Security

  • Building Monitoring

  • Risk Management

  • Member of the Site Leadership Team and provide IT site functional leadership

  • Development and implement site IT strategic and business plan

  • Benchmark on innovative solutions (external and internal to Lilly)

  • Dynamically adapt road map to site evolution/strategic directions, and new trends/issues

  • Partner cross functionally locally and globally to establish and implement site IT roadmap

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment

  • People

  • Ensure staffing to meet the site and functional agenda.

  • Lead, coach, and develop members of the team. 

  • Establish a strong site culture based in Lilly values, expectations, and operational excellence standards.

  • Support diversity and inclusion in recruiting and development of team members

  • Lead recognition, pay and promotion decisions.  Lead talent assessment and succession planning activities.

  • Support site recruiting building IT capability

  • Compliance

  • Provide leadership in the development in the development and execution of cGMP and or improvement plans within the IDS function and in support of site cGMP improvement plans.

  • Define and execute IT inspection readiness activities.

  • Operational Excellence

  • Ensure IT organization is functionally strong and operationally centered.

  • Ensure solution focused organization

  • Provide prioritization and barrier removal. 

  • Provide oversight of technical activities within the group

  • Effectively encourage knowledge sharing and education

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10+ years IT leadership experience working in regulated science based industry

  • Bachelors degree

  • Regulatory compliance knowledge and experience (cGMP)

  • Effective people and team leadership ability

  • Ability to manage and contribute to multiple concurrent activities and adapt to changes in priorities

  • Ability to cross functionally collaborate

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated creativity, analytical thinking, and the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems

Additional Preferences:

  • Previous LEAN experience

  • MBA

  • Knowledge/experience with Darwin, PMX, Kneat, SAP, Veeva

  • Participated in IX,DX projects or experience working is IX/DX environment

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.

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-4503.

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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