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Lilly Senior Associate / Manager - Third Party Management Office (TPMO), Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) 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 850 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.

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, Trial Capabilities, Global Scientific Communications and more to come on stream in 2021.

Lilly works with an extensive network of third party organizations to perform a vast range of activities across the enterprise. Known internal risks that impact Lilly such as privacy, information security, compliance, pricing, IT, etc. are amplified or compounded with the use of third parties. Today, third party oversight is decentralized at Lilly. There are many functions working with third parties in some capacity including, but not limited to: Procurement, Third Party Management Organizations (TPMOs), Risk Domain Partners including Audit/Assessment Teams.

The TPRM organization is implementing a holistic program to support consistent, efficient, and effective decision making and determining potential inherent risk. The central team’s scope encompasses priority business and risk areas across all stages of the third party collaboration lifecycle.

Successful execution of this strategy will reduce third party risk, strengthen capabilities, drive consistency and efficiency, and reduce cost.

The scope of the TPRM hub team will include the following:

Create and maintain policies, procedures, and training to drive consistent TPRM for third party use. Liaise with Risk Domain Partners to create and maintain Risk Definitions, Tolerances, and Required Training for TPMOs, Engagement Owners, and Third Parties. Construct and own the overall TPRM Program. Own the enterprise TPRM technology solution. Provide oversight of the TPRM initial and on-going monitoring due diligence processes. Report progress and results to Senior Leadership including, but not limited to, the CPO, the SVP of Ethics & Compliance, and the Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management Committee (CERMC).


The TPMO serves as first line of defence support responsible for using their risk management expertise coupled with business insights to enable Engagement Owners (EOs), Relationship Owners (ROs) and Functional Owners (FOs) to effectively manage third parties and associated engagements in accordance with TPRM Program guidance.


  • Serve as a key resource for the team to triage and support complex queries.

  • Review intake form / IRQs of third-party engagements and provide feedback or challenge as appropriate to other team members or EOs.

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with RO/FO/EOs and relevant functional stakeholders.

  • Assist in overall TPRM processes, as required.

  • Coordinate, in conjunction with other TPMOs & Risk Domain Partners where applicable, due diligence and ongoing monitoring activities.

  • Provide onboarding support of EOs including training.

  • Review findings and partner with team to assist the Engagement Owner to track and close.

  • Consult with team on engagement owners mitigation approach.

  • Act as consult to RO/FO/EOs to establish third party performance indicators and governance.

  • Assist with remediation of underperformance or operation findings, on request.

  • Provide platform / mechanism for third parties to provide feedback on experience with Lilly.

  • Provide knowledge management platform / mechanism to disseminate previous EO experiences with third parties to inform future outsourcing decisions.

  • Provide functional governance through TPMO Council leadership.

  • Participate in TPRM Steer Committee and Operations committee, as required.

  • Lead third party inventory management for respective business units.

  • Drive business operations reporting and dashboards to allow for oversight and enhanced decision making.

  • Partner with Procurement to inform sourcing strategy for business unit.

  • Partner closely with the TPRM Hub to evolve and expand Lilly’s third-party management capabilities.

  • Improve operational efficiency and optimize value by driving synergies across the third-party base.

  • Drive a solution orientated approach where issues arise.

  • Implement Continuous improvement mechanism across TPMO area.

  • Act as an escalation point / TPRM communications touchpoint for Relationship, Functional and Engagement Owners.

  • Lead key projects or initiatives as required.

Qualifications/Competencies :

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5-6 years project management experience

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Familiar with Aravo or similar Third-Party Risk Management technology

  • Experience in a fast-paced working environment

  • Strong technical and data analytical skills

  • Proven ability to frame clear choices and achieve quick wins

  • Proven experience influencing constituents without formal authority to adopt improvements, changes to status quo

  • Proven track record delivering outstanding results in challenging business environments

  • Strong communication and influence skills

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

  • Resourcefulness in knowing where to find experts; having an awareness of how things get done

  • Demonstrates credibility and engenders trust by bringing objectivity to all situations

Able to work effectively at all levels of the organization with a full range of styles

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