Lilly Associate-Strategic Sourcing in US, LATAM, Canada, Prince Edward Island



The Elanco Procurement team is responsible for sourcing goods and services in a way that adds value to the Elanco functional organizations. The focus of the sourcing roles will be to establish sourcing strategies that are applied during strategic sourcing and value capture projects and maintain relationships with suppliers who supply Elanco. The individuals will develop and maintain market knowledge for one or more spend areas, identify and implement best business practices that deliver value, network internally to influence change, lead local and global projects through the strategic sourcing process resulting in negotiations and contracting with the selected supplier(s). The individual will be involved in relationship management with critical suppliers to assure the value targeted during negotiations is realized for the business. The sourcing team is also responsible for account management with internal client areas to stay connected and aware of potential and current business needs.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • This role will be responsible for sourcing support for Elanco warehouse and distribution, including transportation, warehouse, and logistics as well as some local capital sourcing support for the internal mfg sites for the first 12 months. In this role, the individual will interact with both Lilly and Elanco internal business areas as procurement areas. The person in this role has responsibility for leading the sourcing process from strategy development and supplier selection through contract negotiation and ongoing relationship management with other functions. The person in the position works closely with key stakeholders on a daily basis.

  • The person in this role will identify, negotiate with and manage suppliers who provide goods and services to meet Elanco's global logistics requirements. These activities could include development of Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals as well as negotiation and contract execution. An additional goal of the position is to provide commercial expertise and assist in managing risks from external providers. Having a strong working knowledge of various logistical and warehouse needs associated with Development, Manufacturing and other areas are requirements of this position. It is important that this role understands the regulatory and quality requirements associated with transportation, warehousing, as well as understand Elanco’s logistics operations and requirements. This person will work directly and closely with Warehouse/Transportation/Logistics leadership, supply chain and site functions interacting with logistics and with Elanco Global Engineering and site engineering leaders on the local capital sourcing needs – for the first 12 months.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Overnight domestic and international is possible (30%) for supplier visits or integration team meetings.Understanding and experience with logistics service providers and warehouse providers

  • Understanding and experience with engineering and capital processes

  • Experience and knowledge of cGMP manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrated examples of taking bold leadership to drive organizational change

  • Proven interpersonal skills especially in conflict situations and collaborates effectively with internal and external teams

  • Proven skills in negotiating and understanding of commercial law

  • Ability to network and influence and drive organizational change even beyond area of direct responsibility and across all levels of management and multiple regions

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, set direction, manage commitments

  • Leverages broad network (internally & externally) to maintain market knowledge & best practice awareness

  • Demonstrated business acumen; good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in managing global third party relationships including management/oversight, supplier and/or supplier selection, negotiation, contracting and problem resolution skills

Additional Information:

This position is remote and can work remotely in the North America or Latin America

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.


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Location Details:

Could be localed in US, Canada, or LATAM- Remote Employee


Warehouse and Distribution Category Leader – Elanco Procurement

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Business or Supply Chain

  • 6 years of Procurement experience with a multinational global company

  • 4 years of experience sourcing logistics/freight forwarders or warehouse categories of spend

  • Valid Passport is a required document

  • 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.

Company Overview:

Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.


US, LATAM, Canada



State / Province:

Prince Edward Island


North America, South America