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(Sr.) Medical Launch Project Manager

Shanghai, China

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Req ID R-19312 Title (Sr.) Medical Launch Project Manager City Shanghai State / Province Shanghai Country China

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.


The purpose of the Medical Launch Project (Sr.) Manager role is to bring all team involved in various medical launch activities (from clinical trial design to commercial launch) together to drive towards ’launch excellence‘ for all assets in Lilly China. The role will build, lead and adapt a ‘launch excellence model’ for the affiliate and lead the central implementation of a local integrated launch plan.

This position will oversee all medical launch activities and align with affiliate cross function launch team.

The Key areas of the focus are:

Building outstanding partnerships with all the cross-functional teams to form a productive ‘launch expert network’ throughout Lilly.
Build, implement and maintain the ’launch excellence model/tool’ to facilitate all the launch activities
Act as a key resource to the launch teams through extensive networking at local and global levels, bring/leverage organizational experiences, expertise and resources to help the local team with their launch planning and execution
Stay close to external benchmark, bring improvements to optimize launch planning, implementation and processes
Coach and support product launch leaders at various stages of lifecycle of products to optimize the deliverables on time with top quality
Ensure full visibility at the affiliate level on the launch progress of any stage; identify potential risks and coordinate risk management and solution implementation to resolve issues and remove barriers to excellent product launches.

The success of the role will be defined by the strong partnership with all teams and is measured by achievement of all launch milestones for all assets

Primary Responsibilities:

Category of Responsibility

Build partnerships with all launch functions and form a strong ‘launch excellence network’
Engage and unite all medical teams and align with affiliate launch team the ‘launch excellence’ objective
Build, implement and maintain an ‘accountability and monitoring’ portfolio management platform to ensure launch team and product launch hit their planned deliverables
Monitor the progress on launch milestones and take action/escalation to remove barriers in a timely and effective manner. Report progress and ensure full visibility and support.
Instil and facilitate a ‘holistic and evidence bases mindset’ to ensure critical requirements are taken into consideration throughout the launch process ( from clinical trial design to commercial launch)
Build and draw on an extensive network with global stakeholders to support local progress (expertise, experiences, resources. Etc.,)
Support the product launch team when influence and negotiation is required
Challenge the product launch team to constantly improve decision making to ensure best possible launch for products
Use external benchmarks and learning to improve our launch process, planning and implementation

Standards and Inspection Readiness

Follow the compliance policies surrounding P2P and customer interactions
Follow all launch readiness related SOPs

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 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-19312.

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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