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Lilly Associate / Senior Associate - Talent Sourcing (US Market) 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.

Associate / Senior Associate - Talent Sourcing (US Market)

At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives.  Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals, circa 800 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions centre in Little Island, Cork.  There we boast vibrant workforce made up of over 44 nationalities, speaking over 27 languages.

Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business?  And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management, Medical Information, Procurement, Trail Capabilities, Global Scientific Communications and more to come on stream across 2020.

This, along with the physical expansion of the Little Island campus, means there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the GBS story!  Mirroring the existing Island House building, the new Island Hall facility extends our overall capacity to in excess of 1000 employees where Lilly will continue to offer a premium workspace across both buildings, complete with healthcare, pension and life assurance benefits, subsidised canteen, wellbeing facilities, barista, gym, travel subsidies, car-pooling incentives, bike to work scheme, on-site parking and much more.

At the GBS, it’s not just about what we do today, but how we can continuously improve and innovate for present and future operations.  We view the development of our highly skilled workforce in much the same way and want to grow your role into an empowering and fulfilling career here at Lilly.  Therefore, with the sole purpose of employee progression, weekly Manager 1:1s, a dedicated Learning & Development service and Educational Assistance schemes all await you.

Above all, it’s about being part of an open, welcoming and inclusive culture, one that is further enhanced by the dedication of our committees - Culture Club, Diversity & Inclusion, Sports & Social, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health Safety & Environment and Food.

Lilly is seeking a Associate / Senior Associate - Talent Sourcing (US Market) who shares our passion to make life better for people around the world. As part of our Talent Acquisition team, you will work closely with recruiters and hiring managers and play an integral part in shaping Lilly’s future by identifying and attracting talent to the company. This role will be an extremely instrumental part of our sourcing and recruiting efforts to help build our talent and leadership pipeline for diverse/underrepresented populations and hard to staff positions.

Note - This role will focus on sourcing in the US Market (Primarily and as such the ideal working hours are 11am to 7pm GMT.

The Associate / Senior Associate - Talent Sourcing (US Market) will function as a search and subject matter expert, responsible for working with recruiters and hiring managers to locate and attract talent to Lilly through lead generation, expert sourcing strategies, and the ability to research the employment market for a given functional focus. Other activities include:

  • Builds and maintains positive relationships within multicultural based organizations, initially focused on sourcing unrepresented groups within the STEM and other areas at Lilly.

  • Creating strategies and plans to source talent for various business areas/functions and within Lilly.

  • Attending relevant career fairs to attract diverse talent, brand Lilly and develop new talent sources.

  • Outreach to local and national diversity associations and organizations for active and passive referrals.

  • Working as liaison to Employee Resource Groups to improve employee referrals, sourcing, and inclusion of diverse employees in the recruiting process.

  • Oversite and the management of career fairs and recruiting conferences

  • Sourcing candidates utilizing LinkedIn, job boards, niche web sites, internet searches, CRM system, and other passive candidate generation techniques.

  • Providing and utilizing labor market intelligence and recruitment trends to improve diversity sourcing.

  • Leveraging social media and social recruiting to attract diverse talent and brand Lilly.

  • Managing sourcing and recruitment vendors.

  • Meeting and exceeding annual, monthly diversity sourcing objectives to include, but not limited to, leads, contacts, candidates, diversity metrics and hires.

  • Proficient in utilizing technologies to track all leads, contacts, candidates, etc. and leverages systems to continuously build a talent pool.

  • Experience in sourcing across Corporate Functions, Manufacturing & Engineering.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline or 5 years related experience.

  • 2-3 years of related work experience in recruitment/sourcing role.


  • Knowledge and insights on the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy and associated recruiting efforts.

  • High level of self-initiative with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Strong time management skills with attention to detail

  • Possess a disciplined work style with the ability to show comparable urgency with proactive work as with deadline-driven work

  • Willing and able to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities while demonstrating flexibility and resilience

  • Sourcing experience including internet research, search engines, boolean search strings, data mining and cold calling.

  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and organizational skills.

  • Comfortable with the time investment in proactive strategic relationship-building efforts and stakeholder management.

  • Experience in Diversity & Inclusion initiatives in the US.

  • Running large scale sourcing projects.

Additional Information:

Travel as required, approximately 20-25%.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly 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.


At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!