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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 39,000 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.
The Procurement Consultant position provides the support for Product Research and Development (PRD) spend on materials and contract services for pre-commercial and clinical products in the large and small molecule pipeline. This role is responsible for working with primarily Product Delivery clients and develop and execute the sourcing strategies for clinical trial manufacturing, packaging, distribution, ancillary, comparator product and related services that enables the clients to deliver on their objectives. This candidate will lead the sourcing process from strategy development and supplier selection through contract and pricing negotiations and participating in ongoing supplier relationship management. This role requires strong working knowledge and experience with Lilly PRD operations and quality systems. The person in this position will closely with External Sourcing group in executing sourcing projects.
Interacting with Product Delivery management to develop a sourcing strategy for third parties consistent with the staffing plan and strategy of their business
Working with Product Delivery to identify and support sourcing projects that reduce risk, timeline or cost and add value without sacrificing quality
Leading sourcing projects including sourcing strategy development, market analysis, supplier negotiations and relationship management
Coordinate with External Sourcing and Product Delivery to manage outsourcing and supplier management activities related to any required project change order (pricing negotiations and final execution)
Developing and maintaining knowledge of dynamics in the global markets and Pharmaceutical Industry including emerging markets such as China and India
Support Product Delivery operations and requirements by working directly with their leadership, IT, compliance, legal, finance, quality, operations and other functions to accomplish commercial objectives
Bachelor’s degree (Business or Technical)
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.
Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical development, contracting manufacturing and experience in research/laboratory environment (including knowledge of cGMP requirements)
Demonstrated knowledge of Procurement: category strategy, sourcing process, RFx, negotiations, contracting and preferably within the area of Pharmaceutical Outsourcing and rotations within Procurement
Proven ability to influence business decisions at the network level and senior management (internally and externally)
Excel in account management/business partnering using facilitative and consulting skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Transferable skill set for preparation and executing of commercial and internal client negotiations (i.e. Analytical skills, strategy planning, strategic thinking, detailed process planning and execution
Previous Procurement experience preferred Previous direct negotiation experience strongly preferred Previous experience within the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry Procurement rotations which have demonstrated breadth in working in different areas in support of Procurement activities
Some international and domestic travel (supplier visits and possible trade show attendance) – approximately 10-20%
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.