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