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Lilly Pharmaceutical Project Management Apprentice in Indianapolis, Indiana

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 39,000 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 global 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 Lilly Professional Apprenticeship Program is a 12-month intensive fixed duration (FDE) professional development program during which the apprentice receives a combination of formal training, on-the-job learning, and mentoring in a key functional area to be equipped to compete for a Lilly position after successful completion of the apprenticeship.


Pharmaceutical Project Management (PPM) Apprentice provides technical and project administration support to the Pharmaceutical Project Managers and the PM organization leadership to support the application and integration of key project management processes and tools across teams to deliver asset and portfolio value with quality, on time, on budget and within scope.

Project Management Apprentice Support:

  • Partner in maintaining scope, budget, and milestones for global integrated development plans.

  • Support project execution and delivery of project plans.

  • Maintain development and implementation of team communication plans.

  • Work with PPM in preparation for, during and after project team meetings.

  • Manage and maintain collaboration sites and other databases.

  • Engage in shared learning and support PPM staff meetings.

  • Collaborate with PPM in monitoring and prioritizing team risks and initiating contingency plans as needed.

  • May support Submission activities.

Systems Management:

  • Contribute to producing and distributing project status reports.

  • Operate in Prism Live and Polaris systems

Support for Business Management:

  • Business Plan: Provide technical support for PFA/PSE and other business plan and organizational change activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of related or professional experience.

  • Proven experience with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

  • 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 and preference:

  • At least 1 year of college and/or associate degree in a related field

  • Experience, knowledge and desire to work in STEM

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Positive attitude

  • Strong organizing/multi-tasking skills and attention to detail

  • Learning agility and self-management skills

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.

At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people. We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!