Lilly Procurement Associate - Indirect Materials in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
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Lilly RTP is a new manufacturing site within Lilly’s Global Manufacturing organization and is responsible for the production of semi-finished and finished parenteral products.
Lilly RTP’s Procurement team provides both strategic and tactical support for the sourcing and purchasing of direct and indirect production materials from the site’s third-party supplier network.
The Procurement Associate – Indirect Materials will enable operational excellence through the sourcing and purchasing of capital equipment, items in support of maintenance and repair, supplies used in operations, as well as other goods and services to support the site. The Procurement Associate – Indirect Materials will execute to meet the objectives of the Company while ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.
Plan and execute the sourcing and purchasing of goods and services to support the site’s operations, following established policies and procedures (including negotiating with third-party suppliers, converting purchase requisitions into purchase orders, executing authority to commit and releasing orders to suppliers, and updating SAP data accordingly)
Lead all stages of the request for proposal process from business requirements alignment to final vendor selection and contracting
Negotiate with third-party suppliers, finalize agreements, and prepare contracts
Provide guidance on the execution of electronic capital investment requests
Collaborate with various departments throughout Lilly, including Purchase to Pay, Logistics, Engineering, and Facilities, to resolve customer and employee issues and concerns related to the acquisition of goods and services, the payment process, and other matters
Serve as the steward for the SAP Purchase to Pay process and facilitate the supplier payment process
Participate in the process of training others
- Minimum bachelor’s degree in business, finance, engineering, or similar field
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SAP experience
Strong teamwork, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills exhibited across all functional, technical, leadership, administrative, and organizational areas
Demonstrated learning agility, ability/willingness to adapt to continual change, and prioritization capabilities
Demonstrated project management skills
Proven ability to influence business decisions
Previous procurement and negotiation experience
A working understanding of commercial law
Experience working in a regulated environment
The position is for the Lilly RTP site
Domestic and international travel estimated at 0 - 10% annually
Work outside of normal core business hours may be required at times
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