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Pharmaceutical Project Manager

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Req ID R-11952 Title Pharmaceutical Project Manager City Indianapolis State / Province Indiana 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.

Bring your skills and talents to Lilly and our Pharmaceutical Project Management team, where you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of patients around the globe.

Purpose of Job:

Pharmaceutical Project Management (PPM) provides strategic and operational drug development leadership across the Research and Development portfolio, integrating drug development across all functions and translating strategy into execution to deliver medicines to patients.


Responsible for Facilitating and Supporting Asset Strategy and Portfolio Delivery (85%):

  • Responsible for managing scope and supporting creation of a global integrated development plan that articulates the strategy for the molecule and provides the foundation for operational objectives.

  • Work with Teams to create and execute project plans and delivery of project achievements

  • Develop and implement team communication plans and drive communication of key decisions/results to stakeholders

  • Drive development of a global integrated project budget that ensures alignment with functional representatives and leadership

  • Proficient in self-management and organizational skills; able to manage workload, set personal and team priorities and adjust as needed

  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills; able to develop effective teamwork between team members with diverse styles

  • Lead development teams with judgment-based decisions

  • Project Management Tools/IT Management:

  • Provide quality and on time content using project management tools

  • Monitor and prioritize team risks to suggest ways to avoid/mitigate risks and initiate contingency plans as needed

Application/Improvement of Processes (Shared Learning) (10%):

  • Leads through shared learning, process improvement, and identification of special/complex needs

  • Share learnings and retrospectively review lessons learned

  • Bring forward areas for continual process improvement to decrease drug development cycle times and cost

  • Liaise with Project Management Office (PMO) and Resource Modeling and Forecasting (RMF) teams to identify, share, and incorporate best practices into future processes, tools and training

People (5%):

  • Demonstrate the four Team Lilly behaviors of Include, Innovate, Accelerate and Deliver

  • Contribute to the development of others by being an active source of coaching and feedback to coworkers

Educational Requirements:

  • Four-year degree preferably in a health-related, scientific or engineering field with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry, drug development, and/or project management.

Additional Preferences:

  • Higher degrees or certifications (e.g. MS., MBA, Master’s degree in Project Management or PMP)

  • Knowledge of or previous experience with drug development processes and application of project management tools and processes in cross-functional settings

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and capable of maintaining appropriate project documentation

  • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and language skills

  • Demonstrated exemplary teamwork/interpersonal skills and ability to manage workload

  • Demonstrated problem solving, attention to detail and result oriented behaviors in a fast-paced 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-11952.

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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