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: Sr Specialist-Operations


The senior specialist-operations is responsible for the technical leadership with respect to the process, operational execution, troubleshooting, data analysis, and regulatory compliance. The position is a coach/mentor who uses in-depth knowledge of the process and computer systems to drive variability reduction and process improvements.


Your Responsibilities: 

  • Process Control – Daily monitoring of process which includes checking volumes, plotting data, inputting assay information and providing direction to operations on process control; knowledgeable about the hazards of manufacturing processes; aware of and enforces safety/environmental policies/procedures; in-depth knowledge and capability with software packages used in the area; daily responsibilities include tracking/investigating events through the electronic event management system and the sterility database; key contact for the fermentation process and will be expected to work with the support groups (i.e.: utilities, M. S. & T. representative, engineering, quality assurance, etc.) to resolve issues and implement changes. Compile and present monthly operations data.
  • Technical Leadership – Educate the operators on the process and equipment; be familiar with operator performance management objectives and provide coaching and feedback on performance; provide feedback to supervision regarding personnel development activities and progress.
  • Process Improvements – Participate/own improvement projects, utilize the change management system; facilitate development of procedures/checklists and training programs.
  • Variability Reduction – Work with other senior specialist-operations, engineering, and fermentation director to reduce cross shift variability; communicate (written and verbal) process variability reduction projects/results; work with operators to reduce sources of variability.


What You Need to Succeed (minimum qualifications):

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Required Experience: Must have a minimum of 3 (three) years of experience in fermentation operations.
  • Skills & leadership: computer skills, technical ability, conflict management, influence, teamwork/interpersonal skills, communication.


Additional Information:

  • Location: Clinton, IN
  • 12-hour shift rotation.
  • Some overtime required to cover the other Sr. Specialists- Operations absences.


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


Full-time equivalent employees also will be eligible for a company bonus (depending partly on company and individual performance). Additionally, Elanco offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees that includes a company-matching 401(k); vacation benefits; eligibility for medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits; flexible benefits (e.g., healthcare and/or dependent day care flexible spending accounts); life insurance and death benefits; certain time off and leave of absence benefits; and well-being benefits (e.g., employee assistance program, fitness benefits, and employee clubs and activities). Of course, the compensation is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Elanco reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion, and Elanco’s compensation practices and guidelines will apply regarding the details of any promotion or transfer of Elanco employees. Estimated application closing date is 6/20/24. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.


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