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Lilly Procurement Associate - Indirect Materials in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in business, finance, engineering, or similar field

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • 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

Additional Information:

  • 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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