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Industrial Design Advisor-Delivery and Device

Industrial Design Advisor-Delivery and Device
Indianapolis, Cambridge
United States
North America
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.
The Industrial Design Lead will drive the industrial design activities for development of Lilly’s drug delivery devices/systems within the Delivery, Device, and Connected Solutions (DDCS) Research and Development area. We are looking for strong candidates that will work to continue creating a design culture within Lilly and develop a community of design thinking champions that will always put the user first.

You will be responsible for providing expertise in design and establishing a process for optimizing design output quality and consistency. The role will require integrated collaboration with the Director of User Centered Design to develop the strategic directions for holistic user experience through industrial design, visual communications design, and secondary packaging development.

You will serve as one of Lilly’s most senior industrial design experts and represent the “voice of design”. You will need to collaborate effectively with human factors, medical, marketing, engineering, quality, regulatory and manufacturing team members to apply human-centered design methodologies in order to provide intuitive, aesthetically purposeful, emotionally satisfying, and manufacturable products that meet the expectations of users as well as Lilly’s brand identity.

The position requires excellent organizational, design problem solving, and communication skills (written and verbal). You should have demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams to consensus, to think creatively in a rapidly changing environment, to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to direct internal capability and external consultants. Other responsibilities include:
  • Provides overall strategic direction for design in order to optimize the function, value, and appearance of devices/systems for the mutual benefit of both user and the company
  • Manages all hardware design efforts from early to late stages of device development providing input to all aspects of design including product development strategy, concept development, design language, device interaction experience, design for manufacturability.
  • Provides expert Industrial Design input to device engineering groups based on technical inputs from multiple and varied functions (e.g. market research, usability studies, manufacturing).
  • Partners with Human Factors and Design Engineers to translate user needs into viable concepts, develop initial device prototypes, and support IFU and packaging development.
  • Advocates for design and user experience and establishes new partnerships inside and outside of the company.
  • Drives strategy for evaluating and selecting design vendors and oversees project development direction and quality by these vendors.
  • Leads and continues to grow a team of 4-8 designers.
You should also ensure:
  • Quality design solutions are delivered in the areas of devices, labeling, and packaging.
  • Outputs are consistent with the Lilly brand and design intent.
  • Design for manufacturability is considered, as appropriate, throughout the development lifecycle.
  • BFA, BA, or BS in Industrial Design or a design related discipline
  • Extensive experience (8+ years) in the application of design
  • Experience in the development of medical devices or combination products
  • Familiarity with the product development process from user needs identification to manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated visual, written, and verbal communication skills and an ability to perform within a cross-functional environment.
  • Can apply hands-on skills in brainstorming, storyboarding, concept development/evaluation, and idea refinement using industrial design industry standard tools.
  • A deep knowledge and experience with challenging manufacturing constraints, color, materials and finishing, forecasting trends, and branding.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Masters degree
  • Estimated travel (domestic and international) is approximately 25% per year
  • 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.