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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.

Eli Lilly and Company seeks an Associate Director, Procurement to provide procurement support for Lilly’s API commercialization process for products. Source active pharmaceutical ingredients, custom intermediates, and key starting materials for pre-commercial and commercial products. Identify sourcing projects that reduce risk, timeline, or cost and add value without sacrificing quality. Conduct market analysis, issue RFPs, managing the supplier selection process, negotiate contracts, and manage ongoing supplier relations. Study external markets and lead due diligence. #LI-DNI

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Supply Chain, Procurement, Biology, Manufacturing, Finance, or a related field and 3 years of experience with procurement or manufacturing. In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Supply Chain, Procurement, Biology, Manufacturing, Finance, or a related field and 3 years of experience with procurement or manufacturing, employer will accept 5 years of experience with procurement or manufacturing. Experience must include a minimum of: 3 years of experience with managing third party relationships including performing market analysis, issuing RFPs, negotiating contracts, and resolving supply chain issues; 3 years of experience with pharmaceutical manufacturing facility operations; 3 years of experience with practical application of cGMP and Quality standard practices related to the pharmaceutical business and sourcing materials; 3 years of experience with performing detailed spend analysis and forecasting; and 3 years of experience with commercial law and practical application of business law. Any suitable combination of education, training, or experience is acceptable. Up to 10% domestic and international travel required. #LI-DNI

Job location: Indianapolis, IN. To apply, please visit and enter job requisition number R-66985 when prompted. Alternatively, please send your resume, cover letter, and a copy of the ad to: Beth L. Berry, Lilly Corporate Center, Indianapolis, IN 46285.

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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