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Lilly Procurement Business Analyst 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 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 center 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, subsidized 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.

Organization Overview:

The Procurement Business Analyst will support data analytic procurement activities for all spend areas to achieve the goal of significant cost reductions and process improvements, by conducting analyses on big spend data, and researching trends in relevant supply markets.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze complex datasets to draw key insights, and translate these into commercial recommendations

  • Exhibit strong commercial acumen, and the ability to identify drivers of business demand and costs

  • Strong data analytic and modelling skills (e.g., Excel, Power BI, Analytical Software)

  • Support Procurement category owners with evaluation of their category spend data, prioritization and development of a pipeline of opportunities to reduce costs

  • Work closely with procurement managers in conducting research on supply markets, price benchmarks, industry trends and supplier profiles to inform vendor selection process

  • Seeks new information sources, which provide information on industry structure, supplier landscape, and competitor actions for supply markets (e.g. market intelligence data sources, market indices, online databases, print sources, trade associations, etc.)

Basic Requirements:

  • English fluency and ability to negotiate in English

  • Bachelor's degree in Commerce/Business, Data Science, Finance, Economics or Accounting preferred

  • 3 years of relevant commercial finance/ business analyst experience preferred

  • Familiarity with procurement/finance/business data analysis preferred

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Able to synthesize information from diverse data sources and present findings clearly and concisely

  • Able to draw insights from data sets and translate these to commercial recommendations

  • Strong communication and influence skills (written and verbal)

  • Passion for finding information on innovative industry trends

  • Possesses strong business acumen (understanding how our industry operates, our value chain, our customers, industry dynamics etc.)

  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative working style

  • Experience in a fast-paced working environment

  • Able to manage and prioritize competing requests with minimal supervision

Additional Information:

  • Role reports to Procurement Center of Excellence Associate Director.

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 ( LillyRecruitingCompliance@lists.lilly.com ) 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, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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 ( LillyRecruitingCompliance@lists.lilly.com ) 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.

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