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Lilly Associate / Sr. Associate - MQ IDS Global Supply Chain Business Integrator in Fegersheim, France

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.

Organization Overview

Lilly has embarked on a very broad Digital Transformation journey in the Manufacturing & Supply Chain space with a goal to modernize and digitize operations in Planning, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Storage and Distribution of our products.

The scope of Supply chain solutions is broad, and the role will contribute to the elaboration of the multi-year implementation programs within the Manufacturing and Quality (M&Q) IDS organization.


The primary focus of the Global SCM Business integrator will be to collaborate with our business partners, influencing the processes, tools and operating models within the Supply Chain area (especially within Logistics and Distribution ). The role will involve determining the nature of the business need in order to contribute the most value-adding application of the solution and providing integration between the Business.

This role will include participation in the implementation of new supply chain strategies and assessment of the impact of future releases on existing sites as well as the configuration, validation, implementation, and support of some SAP Supply Chain modules such SAP TM and EWM and / or other systems used to work and exchange data with External contract manufacturers.

Throughout the time in this role, the business integrator will gain a broad understanding of the Supply Chain business processes and its related SAP modules. The role could also cover the new capabilities MQ IDS delivers to integrate with external suppliers or logistics service providers in Lilly Supply Chain business processes, to enable, for example, Vendor Managed Inventory, effective execution of product supply by contract manufacturing, effective quality management of sub-contracted product, and end-to-end Supply Chain visibility. This role will work directly with and have oversight by a Solution Architect(s) in addition to peer Business Integrators.

The business integrator will also provide support to Global Supply Chain applications and manage the lifecycle taking into consideration technology road maps and implementation of capabilities. The Business integrator will work with our application maintenance and support provider to ensure that suite of applications remain current from a lifecycle perspective and validated from a computer systems quality perspective.

Key Objectives / Deliverables

  • Develop expertise on SAP Supply Chain modules such TMS , EWM but also on the external collaboration tools, and how they integrate with our SAP modules (Planning, Manufacturing Operations, Quality, Inventory management, Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Data Analytics).

  • Develop a new expertise on external partners on-boarding, supported by the business network provider.

  • Be forward thinking with respect to technical evolutions within the SCM systems landscape which helps to improve the user experience or functionality of the offering.

  • Be an advocate for SCM at global, regional, and local level to communicate standards and expectations.

  • Lead, manage and participate in projects, understanding business impact, quantifying resources, and evaluating/recommending technical options.

  • Partner with our AMS provider to support and enhance our SAP suite of applications.

  • Interact and collaborate with global, regional, and local Business Partners (Process Owners, Power Users, Business Process Knowledge Centres and Service/Release Managers) as appropriate, to better understand the business and its priorities, and represent their requirements within SCM

  • Partner with SCM Business Partners in assessing and defining requirements and drive the development of business cases.

  • Identify and ensure delivery of knowledge transfer needs between process owners, COE, and business partners.

  • Promote process improvement and innovation to drive business process optimisation

  • Influence partner (Lilly and vendor) organisations in prioritisation and problem management of solution issues, including root cause analysis.

  • Leverage ESP resources across a broad spectrum of service offerings

  • Adhere to corporate computer systems validation policies and procedures

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in computer science, management information systems, information technology or related technical field

  • 2+ years in development, configuration, or support experience in SAP Supply Chain modules and functionalities

Required Experience

  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment as well as Supply Chain Logistics & Distribution .

  • Strong understanding of quality processes in IDS applying to manufacturing and distribution.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form (in English), with proven success at delivering key messages to both management and peers across multiple business functions.

  • Strong understanding and application of corporate policies and procedures.

  • Ability to operate in a global and international team, working with multiple IDS organizations.

  • Project leadership experience.

Additional Skills / Preferences

  • Effective analytical, problem solving and investigative skills

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and leadership

  • Good technical ability

  • Ability to quickly understand business processes and map them to technical capabilities

  • Ability to lead small teams, influence others, and manage conflict

  • Excellent initiative and self-management skills

  • Ability to resolve issues across geographical and cultural boundaries

  • SAP SCM experience (ECC, EWM, TMS, S4)

  • Prior business integrator experience

  • Data analytics and visualization experience

Additional Information

  • Location will be at one of Lilly manufacturing sites in Europe or US

  • Full time day shift position

  • Some regional and international travel will be required to meet with business partners and develop key working relationships as part of a global function.

  • As this position serves a global organization, occasional off hours and weekend work is expected

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