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Lilly Associate / Senior Associate - Procurement Operations in Cork, Ireland

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.

Title: Associate / Senior Associate - Procurement Operations

Location: Cork GBS

Focus of the role:

The Procurement Operations – Senior Associate position reports to the Associate Director of Procurement Capabilities & Operations and is primarily responsible for the supporting tools, processes and projects within Global Procurement and the Source to Pay processes. This includes, but not limited to, support access to, optimization of, and administration of the End to End Buying technology (Ariba) and assist Sourcing with the optimization of our buying and execution strategy.

Key responsibilities for this role can include:

Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Administration roles:

  • SME and administrator of the Ariba Sourcing and Contracting tools (defined as Upstream).

Backup of other SME’s areas:

  • SME of the Ariba Guided Buying tool (defined as Downstream).

  • SME of the Ariba eCatalogs and Market Places (also defined as Buying channels).

Training, coaching, and assistance provided to the Sourcing Professionals:

  • Work closely with category owners in adapting category strategies and contracts to the appropriate contracting tool setup and maintenance.

  • Identifies opportunities to drive spend through automated buying channels (e.g. Contract Compliance).

  • Act as a Level 2 support from Procurement: Address queries relative to the use of the tools supported

  • Administrator of the knowledge tools related to Buy@Lilly (i.e. admin and answer questions in Yammer Procurement channels)

Selective Procurement and Source to Pay back office support:

  • Participation in Ariba system upgrades and Procurement tool replacement initiatives.

  • Lead the Procurement’s annual legal reporting requirements relative to Contracts

  • Support the Learning and training initiatives led by the Capabilities Learning associate.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Identify and support projects that improve the efficiency of the procurement organization.

  • Develop and execute communication initiatives for tools and processes owned by the Procurement Operations team, leveraging existing Procurement communication outlets (e.g. Newsletter, Shared Learning forums, Director staff meetings, Town Hall).

Basic Qualifications

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 2-5 years in a Procurement role (preferably) or a Legal or Finance role

  • Experience in using or supporting Ariba Sourcing suite is a plus

  • Experience in deploying the Ariba solution is a plus

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • English fluency

  • Efficient Team working

  • Ability to manage work independently

  • Self-starter with strong learning agility

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize

  • Knowledge of Procurement and P2P processes

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (including demonstrated expertise in Excel)

  • Proven communication skills, ability to easily explain complex projects and adjust content, tone and message according to audience

Additional Information

  • Lilly 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.

Travel Percentage

0-10%

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