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Senior Design Strategist

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Req ID R-4207 Title Senior Design Strategist 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.

We are seeking an individual that is eager to help the Design and Innovation Strategy team continue to grow and expand their capabilities and resources. You should be comfortable with and fluent in discovering growth opportunities across multiple business units and developing tactical plans to turn opportunities into actions. You should be comfortable with ambiguity and complexity because sometimes that leads to the most unique, unexpected design solutions. You possess a strong work ethic and are willing to “do what it takes” to get the job done. 

You have a true passion for Design and Innovation Strategy, as evidenced by your career and education choices. You have extensive experience in product development and can identify product and service opportunities for the future. You have a talent for seeing patterns in qualitative and quantitative data. You are a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of how to connect user needs with business goals. You are a great storyteller with the ability to explain complicated concepts in a clear, concise way. You demonstrate high standards of workmanship and attention to detail and can help improve departmental processes and best practices.

You like to explore new territories and learn from others. You have a deep understanding of the business framework, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and design processes, and you take the initiative to improve them. 

You are self-motivated and have a demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills – all needed for research, facilitation, interviews, and presentations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct analysis using primary and secondary research. Analyze the industry, market, social, and technology trends. Develop unique perspectives and find product/service design opportunities.
  • Work with the internal and external research teams to develop quantitative and qualitative research studies and translate the research data into actionable insights.
  • Use the facilitation superpower to drive strategic alignment and build partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Create forward-looking, evidence-based strategies that connect user needs and business goals within technical limitations.
  • Present strategic recommendations through data visualization, storytelling, and written analysis to stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in design or a related discipline.  
  • At least five years in design consulting, design research, or product management role.
  • Able to smoothly use design and digital prototyping tools
  • Submission of a portfolio is required for consideration

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Service design experience
  • Hardware/Software design integration experience
  • Product design/development experienced in the regulated industry
  • Medical product design/research experience

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 ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) 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 https://www.lilly.com/careers and apply to Req ID R-4207.

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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