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The Global Scientific Communications (GSC) Team Lead for publications is responsible for managing book of work through capacity and personnel management, staff recruitment and development, business planning, and cross-functional communication. The Team Lead will be responsible for working with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams to facilitate the delivery of publications. The Team Lead will draw upon information from multiple internal and external sources to lead and provide technical coaching to the writing team to ensure the effective dissemination of scientific information and the delivery of the portfolio. The person will collaborate and influence teams and work closely with Managers and Leads across GSC to ensure best practices are carried out across the function.
Responsible/accountable for management/delivery of overall book of work (abstracts, posters and manuscripts) through team of publications writers for assigned area.
Develops and executes sourcing plans in partnership with GSC leads to ensure seamless delivery of asset plan and priorities.
Collaborates with function, capability, and site leadership to ensure alignment of business planning and operations.
Coordinates across and develops synergies with therapeutic areas, phases of development, and geographies.
Adjusts work plan based on shifting priorities using effective change control.
Leads and directs team members in achieving goals.
Identifies and resolves issues impacting delivery of work.
Conceives and implements new and efficient ways to accomplish goals.
Regularly reports results of team activities/metrics to leadership and stakeholders.
Manage audit readiness, quality, and compliance to ensure deliverables are accurate, transparent, of high quality, and in compliance with internal/external guidance/regulation.
People Management and Development
Recruits, develops, and retains a strategic and operationally capable workforce skilled and knowledgeable in scientific communications. Effectively creates and manages an agile organization that continuously meets the needs of a changing portfolio.
Builds an organizational culture aligned with Team Lilly values– inclusion, innovation, acceleration, delivery, integrity, excellence, and respect for people.
Develops staff who demonstrate expertise in drug development, therapeutic area science, strategic thinking, project management, and cross-functional leadership.
Provide input on employee development, talent assessment, and succession planning activities.
Develops an organizational talent base that demonstrates judgment-based decision making.
Provides guidance, training, and supervision to direct reports.
Evaluates performance by reviewing documents and recommends developmental actions for all assigned staff.
Ensures all direct reports are compliant with company policies, procedures and regulations.
Subject Matter Expert/ Organizational effectiveness
Leads development of new and emerging capabilities to support the effectiveness of GSC.
Functions as expert on document strategy, planning and execution, and industry standards and guidelines.
Shares expertise with others and updates Lilly policies, procedures, training, and tools that are compliant with industry guidelines as needed.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Master’s degree in a scientific, health, communications, technology, health outcomes, or public health related field.
6 years’ experience medical communication / pharmaceutical industry.
2 years’ experience in leading/managing a key part of portfolio or business process.
Experience leading others and handling teams, including relationship and team building, setting expectations, holding others accountable, and technical coaching.
Strong scientific communication skills, including extensive experience in writing, reviewing, and publishing scientific materials and the ability to appraise scientific literature and raw data critically.
Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly with all audiences and forums through exemplary oral and written communication skills.
Other Information/Additional Preferences:
Advanced degree (MBBS, MD, PharmD, PhD, MPH).
Educational/work background in a health care, medical affairs, clinical development, health outcomes, public health, scientific or medical communications field.
Expertise in industry standards and best practices, compliance issues, and regulatory requirements.
Strong leadership, problem-solving skills, negotiation/influence/motivation, project management and critical thinking skills with ability to use effectively in a team, cross-functional setting and/or global environment.
Clinical pharmacology, therapeutic area or other medical/scientific-specific knowledge and experience (e.g., neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular, endocrine, health outcomes, public health).
Experience managing business plans, budgeting and capacity resourcing.
Knowledge of scientific, statistical, and research principles and guidelines.
Experience in the global environment and an appreciation for global diversity.
Knowledge of software/tools used in scientific writing.
Experience leading submission or launch activities.
Limited travel, including international, up to 10%.
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