Lilly Associate-Creative Services Associate in Indianapolis, Indiana


Title Associate-Creative Services Associate

City Indianapolis

State / Province Indiana

Country USA

Region North America

Workplace Arrangement Local

Company Overview 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.

Responsibilities The Creative Services Associate is responsible for overseeing the modification and/or production of derivative marketing tactics, including 1) management of production timelines, budget, and overall tactic quality, 2) utilization of the Custom Buy or LillyPRO to enter specifications and secure estimates, 3) acquisition and dissemination of Distribution Files 4) acquisition and dissemination of Source Files, and 5) acting as the SME and single point of contact for tactic modification and print production. Derivative tactics include, but are not limited to:

  • Existing marketing tactics subject to reorder

  • Existing marketing tactics subject to modifications that require minimal creative redesign

  • Non-AOR, non-strategic tactics

  • New marketing tactics created by Lilly Project Owners without the involvement of an Agency of Record (AOR)

The Creative Services Associate reports to the Director, Marketing Operations & Capabilities.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Obtain existing Source Files and Distribution Packages (i.e., PDF X1As) from AORs

  • Ensure tactics are created/developed to meet requirements and specifications as defined by Project Owners

  • Collaborate with Lilly and non-Lilly partners to meet tactic requirements (e.g. delivery dates, CIQ, Branding, Production, etc.)

  • Influence production and quality standards

  • As needed, select a local agency to develop new tactic files for production

  • Enter specifications into CustomBuy or LillyPRO to gain estimates and timing early in the project

  • Obtain feasibility estimates from local agencies and printers to confirm tactics can be delivered on time, on budget, and with high quality

  • Provide Project Owner with cost saving and efficiency alternatives, considering scope and creative direction, that PRC may bring forward

  • As needed, review new Distribution Packages to ensure files are built correctly and in alignment with Brand Standards

  • Communicate with Project Owners in a timely manner to discuss project progress

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of print production and advertising experience

  • Experience managing 3rd parties, including working with contracts and work orders

  • 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication (written & verbal) skills

  • Exhibit excellent problem solving skills

  • Proven ability to work proactively to address customer and overall business needs

  • Works well independently and in partnership with others

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to details, and ability to multi-task

  • Ability to manage ambiguity

  • Competence with standard IT tools (e.g., Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite – MAC platform)

  • Demonstrated prioritization skills

  • Proven ability to effectively lead and challenge individuals from executive to associate levels and with highly diverse roles/responsibilities in the organization

  • High level of motivation and a strong desire to find creative solutions to challenging situations

  • Demonstrated ability to enforce business rules and policies in a constructive but disciplined manner

  • Demonstrated ability to apply all Quality and Compliance policies and procedures

  • Previous marketing and business operations experience

Additional Information

  • 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.

Removal Date 30-Oct-2017