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Procurement Global Category Support - G&A Categories at Elanco in greenfield, Indiana

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

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The Global Procurement team is responsible for sourcing goods and services in a way that adds value to the Elanco business.  The focus of Indirect Procurement roles will be to identify and establish category strategies, and apply those strategies to sourcing and value capture projects.  Another important responsibility is to maintain relationships with suppliers who also interface with our key stakeholder partners.  The individual will develop and maintain market knowledge for one or more spend areas, identify and implement best practices that deliver value, and network internally to influence change.  They will also lead local and global projects through the strategic sourcing process, resulting in negotiation and contracting with the selected supplier(s).  They will be involved in relationship management with critical suppliers to assure the value targeted during negotiations is realized for the business.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or supply chain

  • At least 10 years of Procurement experience with a large company

  • At least 5 year of experience sourcing large dollar amount indirect categories of spend

Job Responsibilities:


  • Setting the strategic direction for G+A categories including Temporary Labor, Consulting, Security Services, Speakers, KOL’s, Learning & Development, Recruiting, Legal and other Professional Services (including Finance, Tax and Audit). 

  • Partner with the Procurement Regional Leads to drive productivity through the strategic sourcing, process automation and value capture process.  The position requires a deep experience and expertise working across indirect service categories. 

  • Proven experience creating and deploying policies, guidelines and digital automation for this Temp Labor and Consulting spend categories; where no discipline or standardization exists.

  • Drive strong stakeholder alignment with business leaders in Finance, HR and Legal to influence the future state for maximum value and productivity.

  • Fully understand Elanco’s business needs and ensure buy-in and successful implementation of Procurement solutions.

  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize to deliver strategic value, while ensuring operational compliance to category strategies to optimize Elanco’s buying position.

  • The strategic vision of Global Indirect Procurement is to optimize category strategy compliance, supplier innovation and supplier consolidation of >50% by 2023.

  • Role has point responsibility for leading the sourcing process from strategy development and supplier selection through contract negotiation and ongoing relationship management with other functions and works closely with key stakeholders on a daily basis. 

  • Deliver more than $8M per year in cost improvement, avoidance and demand management.

  • Drive process improvement and supplier consolidation across Real Estate, Security, Consulting, Professional Services spend categories.

Additional Preferences:


  • Demonstrated examples of taking bold leadership to drive organizational change

  • Understanding value chains and associated cost drivers

  • Ownership of Global category strategies and playbooks operationalized

  • 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

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate commercial and legal terms with suppliers to protect Elanco’s best interests.

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

  • Demonstrated business acumen; good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong data analysis and excel skills

  • eSourcing Tool experience and PowerPoint

  • 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:


  • Travel: Overnight domestic and international is possible (20%)

  • Location:  USA

Elanco 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