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Lilly Associate- Talent Scout/Sourcing -FDE 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.

Talent Scout

Lilly is seeking a Talent Scout who shares our passion to make life better for people around the world. As part of our Talent Acquisition team, you will work closely with recruiters and hiring managers and play an integral part in shaping Lilly’s future by identifying and attracting talent to the company. This role will be an extremely instrumental part of our sourcing and recruiting efforts to help build our talent and leadership pipeline for diverse/underrepresented populations and hard-to-staff positions.

The Talent Scout will function as a search and subject matter expert, responsible for working with recruiters and hiring managers to locate and attract talent to Lilly through lead generation, expert sourcing strategies, and the ability to research the employment market for a given functional focus. Other activities include:

  • Builds and maintains positive relationships within community and multicultural-based organizations, initially focused on sourcing unrepresented groups within the STEM and other areas at Lilly.

  • Creating strategies and plans to source talent for various business areas/functions and within Lilly.

  • Attending relevant career fairs to attract diverse talent, brand Lilly and develop new talent sources.

  • Outreach to local and national diversity associations and organizations for active and passive referrals.

  • Working as liaison to Employee Resource Groups to improve employee referrals, sourcing, and inclusion of diverse employees in the recruiting process.

  • Oversite and the management of career fairs and recruiting conferences

  • Sourcing candidates utilizing LinkedIn, job boards, niche websites, internet searches, CRM systems, and other passive candidate generation techniques.

  • Providing and utilizing labor market intelligence and recruitment trends to improve diversity sourcing.

  • Leveraging social media and social recruiting techniques to attract diverse talent and brand Lilly.

  • Managing sourcing and recruitment vendors.

  • Meeting and exceeding annual, monthly diversity sourcing objectives to include, but not limited to, leads, contacts, candidates, diversity metrics and hires.

  • Proficient in utilizing technologies to track all leads, contacts, candidates, etc. and leverages systems to continuously build a talent pool.

  • Experience in sourcing across Corporate Functions, Manufacturing & Engineering.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline

  • 2-3 years of related work experience in a recruitment/sourcing role.


  • Bilingual - Spanish

  • Working knowledge of Workday and/or similar Applicant Tracking Systems.

  • Strong time management skills with attention to detail

  • Possess a disciplined work style with the ability to show comparable urgency with proactive work as with deadline-driven work

  • Willing and able to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities while demonstrating flexibility and resilience

  • Sourcing experience including internet research, search engines, boolean search strings, data mining and cold calling.

  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and organizational skills.

  • Comfortable with the time investment in proactive strategic relationship-building efforts and stakeholder management.

  • Experience in Diversity & Inclusion talent acquisition strategies in the US.

  • Running large-scale sourcing projects.

Additional Information:

  • Travel as required, approximately 20-25%.

  • Role is based in Indianapolis (or Research Park, North Carolina)

  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed term position up to a maximum of 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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!