Lilly Associate-Procurement-FDE in Greenfield, Indiana



The Elanco Procurement team is responsible for sourcing goods and services in a way that adds value to the Elanco business. The focus of the Internal MFG Procurement role will be to identify and establish sourcing opportunities in the key categories at the Global Manufacturing site level, such as; maintenance and repair items, specialty chemicals, excipients, packaging materials, construction, engineering and design services, and other areas of spend as required. Another important responsibility is to maintain relationships with suppliers who also interface with our key stakeholder partners within the Elanco Global Manufacturing site network. The individual will develop and maintain market knowledge for the above referenced spend areas, identify and implement best business practices that deliver value, and network internally to influence change. They will also lead local and global projects through the strategic sourcing process, resulting in negotiation and contracting with the selected supplier(s). They will be involved in relationship management with critical suppliers in conjunction with the site procurement or other Elanco Procurement team members to assure the value targeted during negotiations is realized for the business.

  • This position is responsible for supporting the Global Elanco Manufacturing organization and may involve a broader scope into Non-Manufacturing categories such as marketing and sales or R&D, as required and time allows. The position will partner with the Elanco/Lilly Procurement Global Category Leaders for Manufacturing categories and drive productivity through the sourcing and value capture process. The position requires a strong working knowledge of indirect or non-MRP and MRP categories categories such as site services, maintenance and repairs and raw materials. The person selected for this role will act as a business partner and change agent to fully understand Elanco‚Äôs business needs and ensure buy-in and successful implementation of Procurement solutions.

  • The role has point responsibility for leading the sourcing process from strategy development and supplier selection through contract negotiation and ongoing relationship management with other functions for site-specific purchases in the Manufacturing network. The person in this position works closely with key stakeholders on a daily basis.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Demonstrated examples of taking bold leadership to drive organizational change

  • Understanding value chains and associated cost drivers

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

  • Proven skills in negotiating and understanding of commercial law

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

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

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

  • Demonstrated business acumen; good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong data analysis and MS Excel skills

  • eSourcing Tool experience and MS Powerpoint

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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

Additional Information:

  • Overnight domestic and international is possible (10%)

  • We can consider telecommuting arrangement

  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.

  • Lilly 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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Procurement Associate-Fixed Duration Employment

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • 2 or more years of procurement experience with manufacturing categories of spend

  • 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 research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.





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North America