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Lilly Sr Director GSC Network Leader 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.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Position Job Description:

The Global Supply Chain organization enables reliable supply and the seamless commercialization of Lilly’s products, maximizing the value of our outstanding pipeline for patients around the world. An important part of the success of this mission depends on the effective and efficient integration of the different nodes involved in the production and supply of our products. As well as a detailed planning of the launch activities and other scenarios along the product lifecycle.

The Senior Director, Global Supply Chain serves to innovate and advance supply chain functional excellence for commercial supply chain at Eli Lilly and Company. The Global Supply Chain organization enables reliable supply and the seamless commercialization of Lilly’s products. Responsibilities include. Global network supply planning and end-to-end supply chain processes from supply chain resilience to demand management. Contributing, from this role, to the functional excellence, capabilities and transformational agenda

This leadership position is also responsible for developing, motivating, and growing a team of directors, product owners and change agents.

Successful candidates will have an innovative and strategic mindset able to apply deep technical understanding to meet the needs of the business and will be able to influence across functions and geographies and at multiple levels within the organization.


  • Attract, retain and develop supply chain leaders and talent globally.

  • Drive innovation agenda in supply chain (SC) system and process including SAP and Demand-Driven MRP (DDMRP)

  • Ensure Global S&OP processes are employed and effective in ensuring reliable supply

  • Build supply chain resiliency through S&OP, inventory management, demand management and risk management across the end-to-end supply chain

  • Ensure that manufacturing and the business units balance the needs of supply and demand to reach Lilly’s purpose and objectives

  • Ensure the safe, quality delivery of medicines to patients globally

  • Seek industry best practice knowledge – understand appropriate application within Lilly and drive implementation

  • Provide an organization that is both capable and influential in teaching and applying the supply chain process standards throughout the enterprise

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field or supply chain-related field

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience in using data analytics tools for data-driven decision making

  • Technical/Operational Knowledge –Knowledge of SAP, change management, release management and reporting and metrics. Knowledge of Supply Chain processes, planning, new product introduction, logistics, et.

  • Leadership - Demonstrated leadership to guide, sustain and develop a global organization. Ability to drive improvements and manage change across a diverse organization working with people to influence and direct improvements.

  • Breadth of experience – Broad understanding of supply chain processes operating at sites and affiliates.

  • Orientation – Business savvy, strong people relationships, flexible and adaptable, able to deal with ambiguity. Strong self-management and organizational skills.

  • Communication – Present words, images and ideas in a clear, succinct, organized and interesting manner in order to effectively convey a meaningful and compelling message to an individual or group.

  • Organizational Influence – Use appropriate forums to demonstrate and convince others that their needs can be met through the idea, product or service you are offering.

Additional Information:

  • Travel, including international could be required up to 20%

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