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Lilly Procurement Assistant 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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the global 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.

The Procurement Assistant is responsible for supporting the IT group within commercial Procurement. The overall goal of the Assistant position is to own specific sourcing sub-categories and sourcing support activities which allow sourcing associates to increase focus on more complex and strategic sourcing activities. This role plays a key part in our efforts to increase efficiency and value capture by completing operational work to support the Associates as well as identifying ways to automate transnational work. In this capacity, the Assistant will review and approve procurement transactions, review legal terms & conditions on licensing agreements and orders, support procurement processes and projects, and act as sourcing interface with selected business client groups and suppliers. This position will work directly with business partners, Purchase-to-Pay, Legal, Third Party Risk Mgmt, and Supplier Mgmt Offices to carry out responsibilities. As Global Procurement implements new source-to-pay technology, the Assistant will assist in identifying best practices for utilizing the new technology for the associates, business partners, and suppliers. In addition, this role will lead standardization of guided buying processed for IT Globally.

  • Review and approve Procurement transactions and requests in line with category strategies (Category Management)

  • Monitor, review and triage procurement transactions (requisitions, purchase orders, and contracts)

  • Process and approve purchase orders as appropriate and work with associated sourcing associate for areas of responsibility.

  • Provide Authority to Commit (ATC) for transactions as designated in the category execution rules.

  • Act as sourcing interface with selected business clients (Account Management)

  • Provide guidance to business client groups on the strategy and tactics to support the procurement of goods and services

  • Conduct regular account management to ensure alignment

  • Support Request For Proposals (RFPs) and bid analysis for supplier selection

  • Draft, review, negotiate and approve contract renewals and extension documents for selected categories and scopes

  • Operational Improvement

  • Interface with Purchase-to-Pay and Procurement Operations, as required

  • Assist in identification of diverse suppliers and associated reporting

  • Act as a subject matter expert for Ariba transactions & PO’s.

Basic Qualifications

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications.

  • Graduate to 2+ years experience in similar role.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage & prioritize multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.

  • Strong initiative to identify improvements and see to completion with minimal oversight

  • Strong communication skills including written, verbal, collaboration, and interpersonal.

  • Customer service focus

  • Knowledge of SAP Ariba is essential.

  • Demonstrated project management & problem-solving skills

  • Confidence to work with multiple levels of suppliers and Lilly management

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, & Word

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Prior Procurement or P2P experience

  • Experience and or knowledge of Lilly Information Technology

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, & Word

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, days

  • Travel requirements: Very limited to none

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