Lilly Assoc-IT Global Procurement Cat Spt in Greenfield, Indiana



As part of the Elanco Global Procurement team, the IT Procurement Global Category Support Associate is a critical interface with business stakeholders to bring competitive advantage and innovation through marketplace category expertise, strategic sourcing and management of suppliers. This role will be critical in influencing stakeholders to right size internal business requirements, analyzing spend data, and investigating the marketplace best practices. The IT Procurement Global Category Support Associate develops category strategies with global impact that deliver optimal business value through innovation, demand management, productivity and external marketplace best practices. Direct responsibility to ensure Global IT category strategies are operationalized through competitive bid processes (RFI, RFP, RFQ), online auctions, negotiations, contracting, and supplier relationship management. This role will interact, influence, and make an impact at all levels, especially with Elanco senior management due to the significant spend and strategic direction of Information Technology touching all aspects of the Elanco business. In addition, the Associate will provide account management support across Global Infrastructure Services and Enterprise Architecture, delivering a competitive advantage both internally and externally with Elanco customers.

The strategic vision of Elanco Indirect Procurement is to optimize category strategy compliance, supplier innovation and reduce the supply base 50% by 2022.

The role has responsibility for leading the sourcing process from strategy development and supplier selection through contract negotiation and ongoing relationship management with other functions. The person in this position works closely with key stakeholders and leadership on a daily basis. Responsible for leading commercial terms, pricing and conditions with suppliers

Position can be done remotely

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Global experience sourcing large dollar indirect categories of spend

  • Project Management experience

  • Strong external network and respected in the Strategic Sourcing discipline

  • Understanding value chains and associated cost drivers

  • Ability to network, influence and drive organizational change even beyond area of direct responsibility across all levels of management

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, set direction, manage commitments

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated conflict resolution and/or negotiation skills

  • Ability to influence at multiple levels of management

  • Strong business acumen

  • Ability to prioritize work effectively and meet deadlines

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to collaborate internally and externally

  • Ability to understand and negotiate contract terms and conditions

  • Information Technology Strategic Sourcing (hardware, software, services, telecommunications)

  • Demonstrated examples of taking bold leadership to drive organizational change

  • Proven interpersonal skills especially in conflict situations and collaborates effectively with internal and external teams

  • Proven skills in negotiating and understanding of commercial law

  • Leverages broad network (internally & externally) to maintain market knowledge & best practice awareness

  • Experience managing global third party relationships including management/oversight, supplier and/or supplier selection, negotiation, contracting and problem resolution skills

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management and/or Certified Purchasing Manager

Additional Information:

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and 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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Associate-Information TechnologyGlobal Procurement Category Support

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business including Finance and Supply Chain or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related technical field

  • Minimum 2 years of Strategic Sourcing experience in procurement, supply chain and/or operations management,

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Company Overview:

Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at .





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