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Company: Eli Lilly and Company

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 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.

For over 140 years, Lilly has been at the forefront of manufacturing medicines that improve lives worldwide. Our commitment to excellence drives us to use sophisticated technologies and rigorous quality standards in our processes. At Lilly Manufacturing, we prioritize safety and quality to develop life-changing medications.

Lilly is looking to add to its growing Global Manufacturing Procurement Capital & Infrastructure team. As the Associate Director-Capital Project Procurement Leader, you will play a pivotal role in planning, sourcing, and driving strategies related to manufacturing capital.

The role will lead sourcing and purchasing goods and services in a way that makes valuable contributions to the internal client organizations and ensures Lilly remains competitive in the global pharmaceutical industry. In performing this role, the individual will apply the Lilly Strategic Sourcing Process to provide the customer the greatest value within the allowed timeframe. The ideal candidate will have proven experience leading major capital projects; identifying/evaluating prospective suppliers; driving work with engineering, architecture and construction management firms and negotiating domestic and international supply agreements. This includes experience handling 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.

Do you have a proven track record in sourcing for capital project delivery needs in the pharmaceutical or similar experience in another industry?

Ideal attributes:

  • Validated expertise in leading major Capital sourcing projects
  • Strong skills in evaluation and selecting suppliers
  • Capital project delivery including contracting and negotiation experience
  • Ability to manage internal relationships effectively.

The Capital Project Procurement Leader 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 on North America. You will have a pivotal role to play in Lilly’s success! Join our team today!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Category management including global development, implementation, and management of Lilly’s strategy for the acquisition of engineering and construction services, automation, and capital equipment.
  • Lead the review of requirements, development of sourcing strategies, and management of the supplier due diligence process, RFP process oversight, contract negotiation and award, and oversight of the contract management process.
  • Negotiate agreements and contracts so that costs and risks are minimized, while achieving project objectives.
  • Work in conjunction with business clients to qualify suppliers, contribute in supplier relationship management meetings, spend analysis, market intelligence and risk management.
  • Sourcing for major capital projects (>$5MM) at Lilly’s global manufacturing sites to acquire goods and services ($100MM – $300MM annually).
  • Leads the procurement management for major/mega projects and programs with greater risk, resource/financial requirements and/or complexity.
  • Assemble the procurement strategy for capital project which ensure delivery of business objectives.
  • Lead supplier management which consists of facilitating the relationship between internal customers and suppliers.
  • Identify and implement cost/risk reduction and avoidance savings opportunities of $5M or more annually.
  • Deliver 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.

Preferred Skills:

  • Proven track record in sourcing engineering and construction services, capital equipment and experience with commissioning/qualification.
  • Process or plant experience preferred.
  • $500MM+ mega capital project support.
  • Excellent ability to communicate- written, verbal, collaboration, and interpersonal.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • CIPS / IIPMM / ISM qualification and/or relevant Procurement experience
  • Good IT literacy with the Microsoft Office suite & SAP/Ariba
  • Ability to influence and negotiate internally and externally.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, demonstrating knowledge of business
  • Self-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 procedures.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Procurement, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Business related field or Bachelor Degree in any subject area with relevant industry experience
  • 7 or more years in capital project experience.

Other Information:

  • Ability to travel 10% – 25% as needed to support sourcing initiatives and supplier relationship management activities
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN or Lebanon, IN

Eli 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.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.


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