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Lilly Sr. Manager- Purchase to Pay 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.

Company Overview: The Global Business Solutions (GBS) Center at Cork was established in July 2010 to provide financial shared services such as Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay, and General Accounting and Global Travel and Meeting services. Since then, the scope of GBS Cork has expanded outside of Finance and into other Business Service functions, Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management and Medical Information. The current headcount is circa 400 multi-lingual employees and the culture is vibrant and diverse. The GBS was awarded CCMA International Shared Service Centre of the Year in 2013 and 2014, with particular credit to Employee Engagement.

The GBS Lilly Management Team is currently looking for a people-oriented, customer centric and forward-thinking Finance/Operations Manager, to join its growing team in Cork. This individual will be an exceptional professional, who consistently exceeds expectations, thrives in a challenging and dynamic work environment, and will be an active contributor to our team. The Finance/operations Manager, will work cross-functionally and have regular interaction with key business partners.

Roles and Responsibilities include Recognize, exemplify and adhere to the Lilly values which center around our commitment to People, Excellence and Compliance. As a key member of staff, the Manager is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of continuous improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting customer/stakeholder needs.

Qualifications :

  • Strong People Management & Leadership Skills

  • CPA, CIMA, ACCA, Chartered Accountant or equivalent

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Financial work stream with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a multinational environment.

  • Self-motivated professional with excellent customer service and strong working/team building relationship skills

  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills to interact with all levels of an organization

  • Demonstrates good judgment and is solution orientated

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

  • Strong organizational and multitasking capabilities

  • Attentive to details to ensure compliance and accurate reporting.

  • Clear and concise written skills.

  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and analysing multiple entities.

  • Flexibility in adapting to a non-routine and fast-paced environment.

  • Systems Experience especially SAP is a plus

Additional Information

Lilly enjoys a strong reputation for quality and focus on employee development. We make it our mission to attract the best and we always look at alternative ways to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a great career “attract and develop talent, build future leaders at all levels, and improve diversity and inclusion across our company”. Other than working with a great team, we also offer a very competitive benefits package, we provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long-term career.

Travel Percentage 0-10%


Key Responsibilities


  • Manage a Purchase to Pay (P2P) team of 8-10 individuals.

  • Actively connect with your people and drive engagement by holding regular 1-1’s and team meetings.

  • Coaching and developing a team to its fullest potential to contribute to overall GBS performance

  • Develop top talent by participating in regular succession planning and having robust performance conversations.

  • Recognise and reward excellent performance within the team.

  • Create, Promote and Maintain Operational Excellence

  • Work as part of the GBS management team to make the GBS a great place to work for all employees.

  • Work in partnership with various cross-functional stakeholders to maintain efficient and compliant processes.

  • Ensure the culture of compliance is reinforced continuously within the team.

  • Actively develop and maintain trusted relationships internally & externally with all business partners, while providing thoughtful and candid insights into key business matters.

  • Leads where possible continuous improvement initiatives including standardization and/or re-engineering of processes and controls.

  • Continuously look for ways to improve our service level for our customers /stakeholders

  • At all times, provide input and recommendations into current process and ways in which it can be improved in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Ensure best practices are in place to achieve highest standards within daily operations.

  • Drive and contribute to cross-functional projects where opportunity arises.

  • Demonstrate excellent project management abilities and strong understanding of financial systems.

  • Support organizational changes.

  • Analyse and translate data into key strategic inputs and insights to drive decision-making.

  • Proven ability to work on high level value-add ad hoc projects while continuing to achieve routine goals

  • Coordination and oversight of key Purchase to Pay processes within GBS for all EMEA affiliates.

  • Build Strong Working Relationships with: - CFO’s, Controller and all stake holders for supported affiliates - Other GBS functions: GA, O2C, CMS, etc. - Working with Global P2P Teams ensuring alignment on Global process

  • Review Key performance metrics with impacted stakeholders

  • Governance of the Outsourced Business Partner for Purchase to Pay and ensuring that service delivery meets SLA metrics.

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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!