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Associate Director - SAP Technical Consultant - Clinical Trials

Company: Eli Lilly and Company
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: January 26, 2023

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.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

The ERP Services IDS organization is responsible to provide support and advancement of enterprise grade solutions that power the operations of Eli Lilly. The SAP Technical Consultant role is primarily responsible for collaborating with our Clinical Trial business partners, influencing business processes, tools and operating models within the technical solution and business area. The role is required to work across various teams and business process; assisting the business in identifying opportunities for using technology and information in new ways. This position will report to the Information and Digital Services Global Services Organization, SAP Supply Chain Management group.


  • Utilize solid understanding of supply chain planning and clinical trial business processes in order to anticipate short term and future needs.
  • Work with key business partners and other IT business process consultants to identify business problems and evolve the global solution, using SAP and non-SAP systems, to most effectively meet the clinical trial business needs.
  • Leverage a deep understanding of how the IT tools are used by the business and how these tools interact, in order to influence the business to think in different ways by providing design direction and alternative options to meet business needs.
  • Work with business process owners, other functional consultants, as well as the Enterprise Architecture group on cross organizational issues.
  • Work directly with application vendors to understand and influence the vendor's strategic direction for products, keeping an outward focus to identify new trends and opportunities.
  • Responsible for alignment of business architecture direction with other IT areas. Coach and mentor management, team, and others on business processes, technologies and designs as appropriate.
  • Responsible for technical design and support of SAP custom objects specific to the Lilly business, with a strong focus on clinical trial business partners

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related stem field
    • 5+ years implementing and maintaining SAP
    • 5+ years ABAP development experience

      Additional Preferences:
      • Demonstrated ability to understand and influence integration points with other business areas.
      • Understanding of broad business processes in the areas of Supply Chain Management and clinical trial management
      • Experience working in a regulated industry (i.e. GMP) and delivering within that environment
      • Desire and ability to operate at multiple levels (detail and strategic)
      • Excellent communication skills, using a variety of methods in diverse forums
      • Desire and ability to work independently with minimal direction
      • Ability to influence others to adopt different concepts or point of view.
      • Demonstrated ability to establish key relationships
      • Demonstrated ability to influence others and manage conflict.

        Additional Information:
        • Full time day shift position. Occasional off hours and weekend work is expected as this position serves a global organization


          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.

          Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women's Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

          As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).


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