Automation & IT Manager

Company Name:
Company Overview:
Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 1,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.
The Augusta IT and Automation teams serve the Elanco manufacturing site in Augusta. The team provides information and control solutions that sustain and improve all manufacturing and support areas. This includes planning, development, deployment, and support for the sites information technology and process automation needs
The IT and Automation Manager is responsible for all information technology and process automation systems at Augusta.
Develop an organization consistent with Elanco and Lilly values, with emphasis on technical knowledge, accountability and leadership skills, to ensure delivery of the company goals and peoples personal growth needs
Pursue an injury free workplace by engaging each employee in safety performance enhancement and leading by example.
Provide supervisory functions for Business Integration & Execution Systems area, Process Automation and Computer Systems Validation areas, employees and contractors in the group.
Administer performance management, succession planning, and compensation review for team 10+ employees. Coach and mentor the staff to maximize each individuals contribution and to help them achieve their full potential
Serve as a member of the site leadership and Elanco Manufacturing IT network
Operations set priorities for and ensure alignment of departmental and individual activities, provide technical leadership, serve as the computer systems custodian for the site, and sponsor the continued improvement of the computer quality system.
Organizational capability implement business process improvements to continuously improve effectiveness
Manage for results develop an aligned business plan for IT and Automation departments and allocate resources to deliver the plan; manage contracts and vendors.
Develop and /or supervise the monthly reporting of departmental performance metrics
Networking/Partnering Partner with internal customer groups to stay abreast of needs and influence the global MQ IT and Automation groups to satisfy those needs, work closely with local business teams to ensure successful launch and support of centrally supported applications
Develop short and long term vision for the acquisition and use of IT, Automation and Control Systems for the plant.
Implement following approved roadmaps.
Maintain IT and Control systems master plan.
Maintain IT and Control systems CSV plan.
Maintain IT and Control systems roadmap.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree
Seven (7) years of experience in IT and/or Automation/control systems related fields.
Five (5) years of experience in manufacturing, preferred in pharmaceutical or other regulated industries.
Management Experience
Computer System Technical Experience
Project Management Experience
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
Additional Skills/Preferences:
Familiar with manufacturing
Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical.
Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles
Knowledge of SAP system is highly desirable.
Strong Leadership and influence Skills
Strong Organizational Skills
Ability to work in team environment
High energy, positive attitude and enthusiasm
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Specific knowledge areas:
Pharmaceutical regulations (e.g. cGMPs, 21 CFR Part 11, Computers Systems FDA and other applicable regulation areas).
Software engineering and design principles.
Infrastructure operations and design principles.
Computer Systems Validation, Infrastructure Platform Qualification and Software Quality practices.
System Lifecycle management.
Project Management.
Computers and telecommunications equipment.
Software applications such as MS Office.
Programmable Logic controllers (PLCs), instrumentation and/or other control systems hardware and /or software is desirable.
Additional Information:
Work schedule 8-hour day shift with on-call coverage as required Minimal travel required Position may require exposure to production areas
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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