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Lilly Associate / Sr. Associate - Supply Chain SAP TMS Project – Ship & Distribute in Alcobendas, Spain

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 35,000 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.

Associate / Sr. Associate - Supply Chain SAP TMS Project – Ship & Distribute

Organization Description:

The mission of the Supply Chain Project Team is to provide technical and business process expertise to the global supply chain business processes at Eli Lilly and Company. These business processes span across the supply chain management towers of Planning, Buy & Make, Store & Handle, and Ship & Distribute.

This position supports the Ship & Distribute tower within which the following are in scope: Logistics Service Provider Integration and Transportation Management Solution. This role will primarily focus on Transportation Management Solution covering Transportation Planning (TP), Transportation Execution (TE), and Transportation Cost Management (TCM).

The Supply Chain Project Team is responsible for business process and SAP training, consulting, high-level problem resolution, process improvements, innovation, project implementations, and tool and process governance. Our purpose centers on the use of SAP and global tools to make our Supply Chain business processes more innovative, productive, and control-minded.

While this position will perform no IT technical configuration or SAP programming work, configuration knowledge and SAP implementation experience is strongly desirable. The position responsibilities focus on the usability of SAP and connected systems by our GBS Centers, Corporate functions, affiliates, and site personnel.

High-Level Responsibilities:

Project Implementation

  • Participate in cross-functional projects or large Ship & Distribute projects

  • Lead small and medium projects within Ship & Distribute, utilizing project management techniques as appropriate

  • Support Design and development of business process and technical solutions to the global SAP environment in partnership with information technology and business users

  • Participate in requirements gathering, design, testing, documentation, and training activities for projects impacting Ship & Distribute

Business Partnering and Innovation

  • Build relationships with business partners and end-users to grow business process knowledge

  • Network with external parties to gain knowledge of latest business and technical trends, issues, and opportunities

  • Leverage global Finance and Supply Chain business and technical experience to propose innovations that improve productivity and controls

Process and Tool Governance

  • Work with process owners, controllers, Corporate Groups, GBS Center management, and auditors to ensure the system is compliant to all external requirements and internal productivity targets

  • Prioritize system changes for break/fixes and enhancements in cooperation with the IDS and Data teams.

  • Identify opportunities to maximize technology usage and benefits within the V&C and SC SAP environment

  • Utilize data, analytics, and process mining tools and techniques to gain actionable business insights

Consulting and Problem Resolution

  • Provide initial consulting and problem resolution to end-users related to Ship & Distribute questions and issues

  • Resolve business and technical issues impacting global and local processes

  • Identify and act on incremental innovation opportunities based on consulting requests received

  • Understand basic master data and its impact on transactional processing and reporting; provide recommendations to issues, break/fixes, projects, and governance rules accordingly

  • Understand basic SAP role group design and security authorizations; engage security experts as needed to ensure sensitive information is protected

Training Materials and Delivery

  • Provide Ship & Distribute business process and SAP training and formal knowledge transfer around key integration points and cross-functional implications of processes.

  • Share key learning points and system changes to the global Ship & Distribute community to increase business process knowledge and SAP proficiency.

  • Ensure training materials and process flows are up-to-date based on latest system and business process changes

Basic Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, Business, or a related field (or equivalent work experience)

  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills

  • A minimum of 2 years of Lilly or industry experience with business process knowledge and experience in Supply Chain or at least one Ship & Distribute process

  • Strong SAP skills

Additional Preferences:

  • SAP related project, consulting, problem resolution, or power user experience

  • Ability to appropriately diagnose SAP and business problems, select or create alternative solutions, and effectively implement the solution

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a global, virtual, cross-functional team

  • Ability to cooperate with people at all levels of an organization

  • A growth mindset and the learning agility to draw upon previous experiences and apply them to new situations

  • Curiosity to uncover root causes of issues and the drive to correct and prevent them

  • Action-oriented and persistent to work through ambiguity

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing site

  • Effective project management skills to manage time, prioritize tasks, and implement mitigating steps to keep projects on schedule to meet deadlines

  • APICs CPIM, CSCP or CLTD certification preferred

  • Multi-lingual a plus

Other Information:

  • Work shift: Full time, normal work shift

  • Due to the nature of the global project and support activities, some overtime and/or “off hours” effort is required during peak business times

  • Some international travel might be required if global circumstances allow

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