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QA Materials Incoming Inspection Supervisor

Durham, North Carolina

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Req ID R-18405 Title QA Materials Incoming Inspection Supervisor City Durham State / Province North Carolina Country United States Region Research

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.

Position Brand Description:

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device, and Packaging Assembly Facility in Raleigh-Durham North Carolina.  The QA Materials Incoming Inspection Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership to a team of QA Incoming Materials Technicians, while reporting directly to the Quality Manager – Device Assembly & Packaging (DAP) and Warehouse. The QA Materials Incoming Inspection Supervisor must ensure materials are released in a timely manner, as to not delay production schedule. The QA Materials Incoming Inspection Supervisor will support their team by performing incoming inspections including ID testing, sampling of raw materials/GMP supplies (components, printed packaging materials, etc.) utilizing SAP and SmartLab systems, ensuring samples are delivered to the laboratory, and maintaining retention samples.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Practices safety behaviors with proper PPE and lifting techniques. Supports all HSE Corporate and Site Goals.
  • Responsible for training and managing the QA Incoming Material Inspection team in:
    • Performing incoming inspections (raw materials, components, printed packaging materials, etc.) according to priority.
    • Documenting inspections in accordance with procedures and specifications.
    • Ensuring materials not meeting specifications are quarantined, per local procedures.
    • Sampling, inspecting, and documenting results utilizing electronic systems.
    • When sampling a portion of the batch, ensure proper sampling plan is followed.
    • Performing ID testing of materials utilizing Raman or NIR Spectroscopy. 
    • Maintaining retains and samples per local procedures.
    • Evaluating damaged materials found on inbound shipments or within the warehouse and determines acceptability.  

  • Responsible for ensuring team is trained and training remains in compliance.
  • Communicates with Quality Manager and Quality Representatives on quality issues.
  • Lead, mentor, and coach QA Incoming Materials Technicians, Operations, and support personnel on quality matters, while supporting and driving the site Quality culture.
  • Initiates complaints/remarks to supplier for materials not meeting Lilly expectations.
  • Networks with the business and ensures all materials are dispositioned in a timely manner to support production schedule.
  • Authors/revises SOPs, materials specifications, as needed.
  • Interacts with other quality functions and supports material related Supplier Change Notification's (SCN).
  • Participates in/supports regulatory inspections, as needed.
  • Provides Quality support to warehouse, as necessary.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum High school diploma, BA/BS degree in the sciences preferred.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cGMP regulations related to QA Inspection applications.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in computer system applications.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, highly flexible and able to work independently in fast paced environment to support production demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, share ideas and lead solutions effectively to resolution; ensure safety of others.
  • Previous experience leading and managing a team.
  • Understanding of statistical tools and analysis.
  • Experience in inventory management systems (SAP, etc.)
  • Previous experience in GMP production environments.
  • Previous facility or area start up experience.

Other Information:

  • The position is for the Lilly Research Triangle Park site and during the project phase will allow for a flexible working environment with the ability to periodically work remotely based on the project phase and site activities. 
  • Position may require a short duration assignment of 1-3 months in Indianapolis to establish specific device knowledge and establish global contacts. 
  • Ability to work 8 hour days – Monday through Friday. 
  • Ability to work overtime as required. 

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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-18405.

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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