At Elanco (NYSE: ELAN) – it all starts with animals!


As a global leader in animal health, we are dedicated to innovation and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets. We’re driven by our vision of ‘Food and Companionship Enriching Life’ and our approach to sustainability – the Elanco Healthy Purpose™ – to advance the health of animals, people, the planet and our enterprise.


At Elanco, we pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is the driving force behind innovation, creativity, and overall business success. Here, you’ll be part of a company that values and champions new ways of thinking, work with dynamic individuals, and acquire new skills and experiences that will propel your career to new heights.


Making animals’ lives better makes life better – join our team today!


Your Role: Director of Product Safety Management


As the Director of Product Safety Management, you will lead the Global Pharmacovigilance team, providing strategic direction and oversight for Senior Product Safety Managers and Product Safety Managers. In this role, you will ensure proactive evaluation of pharmacovigilance data, foster collaboration within Elanco and with external stakeholders, and maintain a comprehensive signal detection program to uphold product safety globally.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead and supervise a team responsible for the major international and high-profile Elanco product portfolio, ensuring alignment with Elanco Pharmacovigilance goals and delivery of essential wins, while collaborating cross-functionally.
  • Act as the primary point of contact and escalation for all Product Safety concerns worldwide, ensuring regulatory defense of the portfolio and integrity of safety data, while partnering with cross-functional teams.
  • Coordinate team resources to ensure business continuity and regulatory compliance, fostering a culture of Psychological Safety and professional development in collaboration with cross-functional partners.
  • Support and lead key Pharmacovigilance projects, collaborating cross-functionally as required, and ensuring compliance with company policies and global regulations, while working closely with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Deliver technical pharmacovigilance training and support to internal and external stakeholders, including coaching peers and collaborating with the PV Lead Team to ensure pharmacovigilance compliance.
  • Represent Elanco in internal and external pharmacovigilance inspections, reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting data to identify safety trends and signals for risk mitigation recommendations.
  • Enhance “data first” mindset and provide scientific/statistical interpretation of PV data to internal business partners, ensuring an accurate representation of the data collection and analysis process, and prepare and present aggregate data to global regulatory authorities.
  • Interpret PV requirements for Elanco and contract personnel, contribute to PV projects to drive safety information updates for marketed products, and lead the technical review and interpretation of scientific data for assigned products.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on new product development and global marketing initiatives, while performing any other duties or projects requested by the line manager at the appropriate grade and level of responsibility.


What You Need to Succeed (minimum qualifications):

  • Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Bachelor’s Degree or higher in biological sciences.
  • Required Experience: A minimum of 8 years of experience in pharmacovigilance or related field.
  • Top 2 skills: Strategic Leadership and previous experience in a Pharmacovigilance role


What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications):

  • Previous experience in regulatory compliance and signal detection.
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.


Additional Information:

  • Travel: Minimal travel required annually.
  • Location: Global Elanco Headquarters – Greenfield, IN – Hybrid Work Environment. New HQ Coming Q1 2025 in Indianapolis, Indiana!!


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Elanco, we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you think you might be a good fit for a role but don’t necessarily meet every requirement, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or other roles!


Elanco Benefits and Perks:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package focusing on financial, physical, and mental well-being while encouraging our employees to pursue our purpose! Some highlights include:

  • Multiple relocation packages
  • Two weeklong shutdowns (mid-summer and year-end) in the US (in addition to PTO)
  • 8-week parental leave
  • 9 Employee Resource Groups
  • Annual bonus offering
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Up to 6% 401K matching


Elanco 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