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Elanco External Manufacturing Procurement Global Category Lead

Huningue Cedex, FR-68
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The Elanco External Manufacturing (EEM) Procurement team engages Contract Manufacturers (CMOs) and suppliers to manufacture and package Drug Products and APIs that are supplied around the globe. The team is responsible for the strategic sourcing of goods and services in a way that adds value to the Elanco business, by delivering cost savings, reduced supply risks and improved manufacturing network capabilities that impacts the business top and the bottom line.

The selected candidate will play a leading role to:

  • Actively and continuously search for cost reduction/avoidance opportunities that supports EEM financial performance
  • Building and presenting sourcing options for improvement/de-risking of the EEM supply chain and articulate alignment with cross-functional teams for approval and execution
  • Establishing strategic supplier partnerships with CMOs that enables end-end solutions and collaboration that drive Elancos growth
  • Developing global sourcing strategies and aligning them with global manufacturing leadership team
  • Scouting the market identifying potential sourcing solutions
  • Leading global and strategic RFIs, RFPs and overall large and complex sourcing projects
  • Leading negotiations for products and services
  • Building global Supply Agreements
  • Managing commercial relationships with suppliers, mapping risks and opportunities
  • Supporting commercial negotiations for tech-transfers, product changes and NPDs
  • Building strong partnership and collaboration with the EEM Network leadership team aligning on agenda and priorities

In addition, the individual will develop and maintain market knowledge for the above referenced spend areas, identify and implement best business practices that deliver value, and network internally to influence change.The selected candidate will be involved in relationship management with critical suppliers in conjunction with the global EEM Procurement team members to assure the value targeted during negotiations is realized for the business.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in business or supply chain
  • Extensive experience in Supply Chain Management/ Procurement with a large multi-national company
  • Commercial acumen, understanding value chains and associated cost drivers
  • Proven experience in building and implementing Category Sourcing Strategies
  • Experience in building and articulating approval for business cases that shape the manufacturing network
  • Proven interpersonal skills especially in conflict situations and collaborates effectively with internal and external teams
  • Proven skills in negotiating and understanding of commercial law

Additional Preferences

  • Solid experience sourcing large dollar amount manufacturing categories of spend
  • Ability to be a change agent to fully understand Elancos business needs and ensure buy-in and successful implementation of Procurement solutions.
  • Demonstrated examples of taking bold leadership to drive change and/or improvement
  • 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
  • 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 MS Excel skills
  • eSourcing Tool experience and MS Powerpoint
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in managing third party relationships including management/oversight, supplier and/or supplier selection, negotiation, contracting and problem resolution skills

Travel: Overnight domestic and international is possible (approx.10-25%)

Location: to be confirmed - Europe

Elanco will consider candidates working in other locations provided there is legal Elanco entity present.

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

Posted: 2021-07-07 Expires: 2021-08-05
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