Procurement Associate in Indianapolis

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Position : Procurement Associate

Location : Indianapolis, Indiana

Job id: R-30895


Job Details

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.Organization OverviewThis position in Global Procurement is responsible for sourcing one of various product or services categories. The sourcing categories would be in one of the following Procurement areas:  Marketing & Sales, Manufacturing, Information Digital Solutions, Research & Development, or Global Shared Services. The role serves as a business partner to the business area to minimize supply risk and ensure competitive product and service costs with our vendors.

The associate will lead the strategic sourcing process from strategy development and supplier selection through contract negotiation and ongoing supplier management. The associate will work closely with the respective business area to address the business needs with our external providers, which will involve the following:  understanding the market to ensure competitive environment and propose new opportunities where applicable and to partner with finance, quality, legal and other functional groups to deliver optimal business results.Key Objectives/DeliverablesAccount Management Understand the requirements of the business partners on a global basisEducate business partners on procurement practices and policies to maximize the value of the purchasesBuild strong working relationships with business teams and functional leadershipEffectively use data and metrics to drive the optimal business outcomes and lead continuous improvement effortsCommunicate proactively on projects and other deliverablesCategory ManagementBuild and maintain category expertiseDevelop and implement category strategies by assessing the current situation, future needs, marketplace dynamics and benchmarkingUtilize data analytics to understand spend data and evaluate spend, demand and process levers.Manage the supplier identification and selection processLead the contracting strategy development and negotiation processPartner with the business to manage the strategic relationshipsGeneralPartner with the business area to manage the risks, drive flexibility and reduce costsParticipate on cross functional procurement initiativesAdhere to all corporate and procurement policies and proceduresBasic RequirementsBachelor’s degree in Finance, supply chain, procurement or other professional field1-3 years work experience in Procurement or Strategic SourcingQualified 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/PreferencesProven ability to influence business decisions with senior managementSuperior communication and presentation skillsDemonstrated project management skillsPrevious direct negotiation experience and understanding of the commercial lawsPrevious procurement or strategic sourcing experiencePrevious experience in managing third party relationshipsExperience in working in a regulated environmentHaving a strong working knowledge of the movement of goods and related services for pharmaceutical products and the related regulationsOther InformationThis is a full-time positionTravel percentage: 0%-10%, dependent on business needEli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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 (subject to applicable law).



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