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Associate Director - Manufacturing Capital Procurement

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Feb 23, 2024

Job Details

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 team. As the Associate Director-Capital Procurement, you will play a pivotal role in planning, sourcing, and driving strategies related to drug product, device assembly, packaging, and robotics equipment. Your focus will span across the Manufacturing Component, with a primary emphasis on the US, Europe, and Asia.

This role will lead sourcing and purchasing goods and services in a way that makes valuable contributions to the internal client organizations, ensuring 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.

Do you have a proven track record in sourcing for capital project needs and experience with after sales support agreements in the pharmaceutical or similar experience in another industry?

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Validated experience leading major sourcing projects;
  • Strong skills in evaluation and selecting suppliers;
  • Negotiation expertise with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) regarding domestic and international purchase agreements.
  • Ability to manage internal relationships effectively;
  • Facilitate capital project delivery as well as supplier relationships and performance to develop and implement cost effective sourcing strategies for each area, reducing supply risk.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Category management including global development, implementation, and management of Lilly’s strategy for the acquisition of capital equipment and services
  • Lead the review of requirements, development of sourcing strategies, lead the supplier due diligence process, coordinate the RFP process, contract negotiation and award, and oversight of the contract management process.
  • Collaborate with business to qualify suppliers, included 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 ($50 - $200MM annually)
  • Leads the procurement management for major projects and programs with greater risk, resource/financial requirements and/or complexity
  • Complete the supplier management which consists of facilitating the relationship between internal customers and suppliers
  • Identify and implement cost/risk reduction and avoidance savings opportunities
  • Implement 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 degree in Supply Chain, Procurement, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Business related field preferred or Bachelor Degree in any subject area with relevant work experience in procurement
  • Minimum of 7 years in capital project experience

Additional Preference:
  • CIPS / IIPMM / ISM qualification and/or relevant Procurement experience
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Good IT literacy with the Microsoft Office suite & SAP/Ariba
  • Pharmaceutical process or plant experience preferred
  • Good communication skills – written, verbal, collaboration, and interpersonal
  • Willingness to influence and negotiate internally and externally
  • Demonstrated business discernment: good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to act independently in a complex multi-organizational environment while maintaining prioritization and ensuring appropriate level of compliance with policies and procedures

Other Information:
  • MBA is a plus.
  • Ability to travel 2 – 3 weeks per year (both internationally and domestically) as needed
  • Location: Indianapolis, 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.



Science has been our calling from the beginning. Colonel Eli Lilly founded the company in 1876 and charged employees to “take what you find here and make it better and better.” More than 147 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with discovering the best treatments for those who take our medicines and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live. Moreover, you can also count on the team at Lilly to be incredibly civic-minded, supporting our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and a creative and innovative can-do spirit. 

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