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Lilly Sr Assoc Commercial Supply Chain in Greenfield, Indiana

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Full-Time Employment - FTE


The Commercial Supply Chain Associate will report to the Commercial Supply Chain Leader or Manager. This role will demonstrate the knowledge and capability of supply chain principles and techniques as well as an in-depth knowledge of local markets in order to meet Elanco business objectives. Key success factors include an attention to detail, excellent communication skills, business acumen, data analytics and problem-solving, and strong interpersonal skills.

Key Objectives/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for execution of applicable cluster/affiliate S&OP meetings to drive alignment between key stakeholders around demand management, product supply, and inventory levels; includes execution of pre-S&OP and S&OP process, obtain and understand statistical forecasts, and entering consensus forecasts; manage supply escalations appropriately

  • Participate in product launch activities including geoexpansion launch calls, ensuring accurate forecasts for launches, and tracking sales vs forecast for initial 6-12 months post launch in order to provide recommendations for inventory strategy shifts; complete write-offs as needed

  • Responsible for demand and replenishment processes for the cluster/affiliate including booking Goods Receipts, adjusting replenishment orders in SAP, understanding critical inflection points and prioritization for supply changes and partnering with key stakeholders to mitigate risk and maximize revenue

  • Effectively use tools and metrics to optimize inventory health and minimize inventory exposures as well as performing inventory management tasks such as inventory reconciliation, cycle counts and investigation on discrepancies; perform write-offs in a timely manner as needed

  • Provide direction to 3PLs, freight brokers and freight forwarders around daily execution needs, partnering with Intercompany Services as needed

  • Build and maintain effective cross-functional relationships with business leaders, Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Quality, Finance, and other key stakeholders

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or related field (alternatively, CPIM certified or in progress)

  • At least three years' experience in Supply Chain or Manufacturing

  • Some SAP knowledge

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

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Knowledge and detailed understanding of SAP, especially around Demand and Replenishment processes

  • Understanding of Supply Chain concepts, systems, tools and business processes

  • Strong business/financial acumen and analytical/problem-solving skills

  • Self-management and organizational skills

  • Excellent communicator, ability to influence broadly

  • Interpersonal effectiveness - able to understand different viewpoints and resolve issues in a constructive manner; able to operate successfully in an international, multicultural environment

  • Customer focused, flexible and adaptable, persistent in discovering root causes, able to deal with ambiguity and multiple priorities

  • English and Local language expertise

  • Demonstrated learning agility

  • Experience in Manufacturing environment or Supply Chain Operations

  • APICS certification

Additional Information:

  • Work shift: Full time

  • Travel required (% of time) up to 20%

  • 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

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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Region: North America

City: Greenfield

State: Indiana

Country: USA

Location Details:

Req Id: 52127BR