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Lilly Associate, LPS Strategy and Operations in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

Lilly Patient Services (LPS) is a center of excellence for US patient services and customer support. Our responsibilities include the design and execution of industry-leading, multi-channel customer support solutions and services that enable better patient outcomes and help Lilly achieve business objectives. Members of LPS should deeply understand customer needs and the healthcare ecosystem, and all are expected to contribute to our purpose of connecting people to Lilly products and solutions. Together, we are accountable for an end-to-end support ecosystem of solutions that minimize abandonment, increase adherence and persistency, and deliver industry-best customer experiences.

The Associate, Strategy and Operations is responsible for the successful execution of fundamental operations of Lilly Patient Services. This role will report to the Sr. Director, Strategy and Operations in Lilly Patient Services.

Key Responsibilities:

Execution of LPS Strategy and Operations

  • Participate in LPS strategic planning, prioritization, scorecard, and governance processes (prioritization and data)

  • Provide financial analysis, including business plan inputs and reconciliation

  • Participate in Baldridge efforts with emphasis on organizational strategy evolution. including the design and execution of LPS strategic planning process with measurement plan (LPS Scorecard) as well as prioritization governance and cadence of accountability to execute.

  • Assist with critical right-to-operate projects, working across LPS to ensure timely execution

  • Assist in vendor contracting in partnership with SMO and Procurement. Develop vendor/solution business case measurement and coordinate FMV, manage vendor financials (invoices, estimates, forecasting), lead onboarding/offboarding vendor employees from Lilly network

  • Facilitate LPS governance processes

Building Relationships and Team Expectations

  • Foster an inclusive, safe-to-speak culture and working environment consistent with Team Lilly expectations, the Lilly Values, CSP Principles, TLAC and applicable requirements as outlined by Quality, Legal, Ethics and Compliance, and Privacy

  • Build strong, trusting relationships with peers in the Lilly matrix and third-party partners, specifically key business partners in Procurement, Supplier Management, Finance, and other functions critical to program and organizational success

  • Participate in learning and development opportunities to ensure delivery of exceptional value to our customers and Lilly business partners, including efforts to obtain expert level of understanding of the healthcare and pharmaceutical environment, trends in organizational change, innovation in vendor technology, and best-in-class customer engagements

  • Operate in a state of continuous compliance while meeting key business objectives. Provide feedback to peers and leaders to help meet individual and team performance goals.

  • Prioritize performance management and development discussions with supervisor and mentors. Help team achieve corporate diversity goals and objectives through active participation in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

  • Ensure understanding of team priorities and make strategic tradeoffs to meet business objectives while managing time and financial investments. Drive to continuous improvement in base operations to reduce operating expenses and fuel innovation

  • Leverage support and escalation processes to quickly resolve issues, to trend and proactively prevent issues, and to identify opportunities to improve operations and team performance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 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

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Project Management experience

  • Vendor contracting experience

  • Experience in pharmaceutical or healthcare industry

  • Finance and/or business plan experience

  • Experience in supplier contracting

Additional Information:

  • Travel: Less than 10%

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