Lilly Associate-Creative Services Writer in Indianapolis, Indiana


Title Associate-Creative Services Writer

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 Associate – Writer is a member of the the Creative Services (CS) team within Marketing Production Services for LillyUSA, LLC. The Writer is responsible for consulting with the CS Creative Lead and other team members to write copy for Lilly-owned print tactics to meet business needs that typically start with 1) a project brief and 2) claims/other brand content derived from previously established tactics. The Associate – Writer develops creative copy for Lilly-owned tactics such as: print ads, visual aids, direct mail, sales promotion, monographs, slide presentations, and other Lilly-owned project work.

The Associate – Writer reports to the Director, Marketing Production Services.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Creates new and evolve existing healthcare professional/patient/consumer communication copy independently and in partnership with Marketing, Creative Services, and other colleagues

  • Develops copy according to project brief requirements

  • Develop creative copy for tactics such as print ads, visual aids, direct mail, sales promotion, monographs, slide presentations, and other projects as needed

  • Ensures that creative concepts are strategically on target and that copy meet company standards of creative excellence

  • Embraces and follows brand creative criteria

  • Understands and complies with applicable requirements as defined by the Lilly USA quality system

  • Proactively contributes to efforts to solve creative problems

  • Recognizes and addresses important details with accuracy and efficiency

  • Handles complex assignments requiring strategic and creative input

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3-5 years experience in pharmaceutical/healthcare industry or in related service industry (e.g., advertising/PR/medical communications agency)

  • 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

  • Demonstrated success in producing agency-quality creative copy solutions that leverage customer insights, effectively deliver on project requirements, and align to overall brand strategy

  • Communicates effectively (in writing and verbally) with internal customers, team members, and supplier partners

  • Demonstrated ability to understand a wide variety of therapeutic areas (e.g., diabetes, oncology, and immunology)

  • Proven ability to tailor existing concepts to meet current business needs/align with evolving brand strategy

  • Exhibits excellent problem solving and strategic thinking skills

  • Works well independently and in partnership with others

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure

  • Ability to manage ambiguity

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

  • Demonstrated prioritization skills

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

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

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

  • Thrives in a collaborative environment

  • Makes sound, timely decisions about changes to work in progress

  • Master's or MBA preferred

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