One of Lilly‘s key priorities remains the acquisition of talented employees who identify with our values of respect, integrity and excellence, and to provide them with the essential tools to develop and grow within a safe, friendly and transparent environment. Lilly also recently launched a MBA hiring programme in the South African affiliate as part of the Talent Management Strategy. This forms part of the global Lilly MBA Programme, which was introduced many years ago as a method of bringing talented employees to the organisation.
Why Work at Lilly
Our business has prospered over 140 years because of our people—people working tirelessly to bring life-changing medicines to people who need them, offering support to patients and families living with serious illness, and giving back to their communities and the environment through countless acts of service. Whether through on-the-job training or specific assignments, employees are offered career development opportunities adapted to their aspirations and their capabilities. Lilly is frequently ranked and awarded for being an employer of choice by independent organizations. For the last decade, Lilly South Africa has been repeatedly voted ‘Best Pharmaceutical Company to Work For’ in the Deloitte ‘Best Companies to Work For’ annual survey. These achievements are possible because of our continued commitment to our core values of:
Integrity – We conduct our business with all applicable laws and are honest in our dealings with customers, employees, shareholders, partners, suppliers, competitors and the community.
Excellence – We pursue pharmaceutical innovation, provide high quality products, and strive to deliver superior business results. We continually search for new ways to improve everything we do.
Respect for people – We maintain an environment built on mutual respect, openness, and individual integrity. Respect for people includes our concerns for all people who touch or are touched by our company: customers, employees, shareholders, partners, suppliers and communities.
We believe embracing diversity means understanding, respecting and valuing differences. At Lilly, our commitment to diversity spans our workplace, marketplace and our relationship with suppliers. Lilly is an equal-opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, train and promote people in all positions without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. At Lilly South Africa more than 70% of the employees are female and over 50% are from previously disadvantaged communities. Several South African managers have been given the opportunity to prove, and improve, their skills at Lilly offices around the globe where they are respected for their skills, professionalism and integrity.