Sourcing Associate – Capital Procurement in Indianapolis

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Position : Sourcing Associate – Capital Procurement

Location : Indianapolis, Indiana

Job id: R-33708


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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 Overview:The Sourcing Associate for capital project delivery and category management support is responsible for supporting the Manufacturing Component’s need for sourcing suppliers for automation, construction, engineering, and engineered equipment with a principle focus in the US and Puerto Rico.The role is part of the Global Manufacturing Procurement Capital & Infrastructure team which is responsible for sourcing and purchasing goods and services in a way that adds value to the internal client organizations and ensures Lilly remains competitive in the global pharmaceutical industry.  In performing this role, the individual will utilize the Lilly Strategic Sourcing Process to provide the customer the greatest value within the allowed timeframe. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in procurement; identifying/evaluating potential suppliers; and negotiating domestic and international supply agreements.  This includes experience managing internal relationships to facilitate capital project delivery as well as supplier relationships and performance to develop and implement cost effective sourcing strategies for each area that reduce supply risk.    Key Responsibilities:Category management which consists of global development, implementation, and management of Lilly’s strategy for the acquisition of engineering and construction services, automation, and capital equipmentLead the review of requirements, development of sourcing strategies, and management of the supplier due diligence process, oversight of the RFP process, contract negotiation and award, and oversight of the contract management processWork in conjunction with business clients to qualify suppliers, participate in supplier relationship management meetings, spend analysis, market intelligence and risk managementSourcing for major capital projects (>$5MM) at Lilly’s global manufacturing sites to acquire goods and servicesLeads the procurement management for major projects and programs with greater risk, resource/financial requirements and/or complexityExecute the supplier management which consists of facilitating the relationship between internal customers and suppliersIdentify and implement cost/risk reduction and avoidance savings opportunities of $5M or more annuallyExecute project procurement activities in accordance with both Global Procurement procedures with strong focus on competitive bidding, ensuring recommendations are based on the most competitive technical and commercial acceptable sources.
Basic Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management, Supply Chain, Engineering, Procurement or other field with related experience.3+ years of experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, project management, supply chainQualified 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/Preferences:Excellent command of written and spoken EnglishCIPS / IIPMM / ISM qualification and/or relevant Procurement experienceGood IT literacy with the Microsoft Office suitePharmaceutical process or plant experience preferredWillingness to influence and negotiate internally and externallyDemonstrated business acumen: good analytical and problem-solving skillsDemonstrated business acumen, project management, presentation, and communication skillsSelf-motivated individual with the ability to act independently with minimal supervision in a complex multi-organizational environment while maintaining prioritization and ensuring appropriate level of compliance with policies and proceduresPrevious SAP or Ariba system experience
Additional Information:Ability to travel 2 – 3 weeks per year (both internationally and domestically) as needed to support sourcing initiatives and supplier relationship management activitiesEli 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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