Associate Director Utility Operations

3 days left

Employer
Eli Lilly and Company
Location
Lebanon, Indiana
Posted
Feb 01, 2024
Closes
Feb 25, 2024
Ref
2709297599
Position Type
Director
Specialty
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
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 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.

Job Description

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.

Lilly is currently constructing an advanced manufacturing facility for production of API molecules located in Lebanon, IN. This facility is Lilly's largest investment in manufacturing capacity and is intended to provide APIs for current and future products. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the leadership team for the startup of a greenfield manufacturing site, and the successful candidate will help to build the organization, the facility and the culture to enable a successful startup into GMP manufacturing operations.

Position Brand Description:

The Associate Director Utility Operations is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day utility operations for their respective area. The Associate Director Utility Operations for Plant Utilities will be responsible for gray, clean, and plant utilities, and the Associate Director Utility Operations for Environmental Control Utilities (ECU) will be responsible for tank farm operations, air emissions systems, and solvent recovery systems. The role provides oversight for the operational resources assigned to the area, including Operations Leaders. The role is responsible for the leadership of frontline leaders in direct execution of utility operations (per SOPs and operational execution instructions) in order to safely and compliantly support the manufacturing of high-quality medicine. The Associate Director Utility Operations provides leadership, acts as a key integrator, has accountability for the cross functional team supporting the utilities area, and ensures that appropriate staffing is in place. The role will ensure equipment is maintained in a state of compliance and processes in a validated state for their respective area.

In the project delivery phase and startup phase of the project (startup expected 2025 to 2027), leadership roles will be fluid and dynamic as we endeavor to support the project delivery, build a new organization, develop and implement the necessary systems and business processes required to support GMP operations, and build the site culture. This will require significant collaboration, creativity and resilience as the site grows to a full scale GMP manufacturing through start up.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

Daily Operations/Business Management:
  • Build and promote a strong Safety and Quality culture. Maintain a safe working environment and conduct operations activities in a manner that protects safety, environment and quality.
  • Ensure utility operations maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements at all times.
  • Ensure utility areas appropriately support the execution of the production plan for the site.
  • Ensure consistency of operations across shifts through active engagement on the floor.
  • Support and provide leadership to the area through site inspections.
  • Own the implementation of the change and improvement agenda for the assigned area, ensuring cross functional support and integration.
  • Set objectives for the team; own and review the area scorecard with management.
  • Set objectives and development plans for Operations staff, including Operations Leaders and Operators.
  • Manage events as required, ensuring appropriate communication within the team and with external teams. Provide input and approve investigations.
  • Build and develop a team, creating clear common purpose and promoting good team spirit.
  • Ensure that team members are appropriately trained, and that operating procedures and training material are available and current.
  • Communicate appropriately with team members regarding site objectives and team business.
  • Ensure the team is adequately resourced to meet the business objectives.


Specifically during the startup phase of the Lebanon API site (2025 to 2027) leadership will be expected to be collaborative, inclusive, and support the broader team to:
  • Build the organization with the necessary capability, capacity and culture to operate this facility to the highest standards of operational excellence
  • Develop and implement the systems and processes needed to run the site, leveraging existing Lilly knowledge and practices where necessary, but also incorporating external experiences and learning
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and operational excellence by supporting lean principles in their respective area
  • Support the project team as they deliver the facility to the site team, by providing feedback and support.


Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (Chemical or Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • 3+ years experience in process or plant engineering, or technical services/manufacturing science, preferably in API manufacturing


Additional Preferences:
  • Leadership experience preferred.
  • Ability to work with a team, make independent decisions, and influence diverse groups.
  • Ability to instill teamwork within the department and demonstrate key interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to plant, divisional, and corporate issues and leverage ideas from other functional areas.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to various audiences, particularly one-on-one coaching and feedback with direct reports.
  • Ability to function in a team environment as a leader and as a member of management teams.


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