As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals’ lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco’s promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

As part of the Elanco Global Procurement team, the Advisor, Global IT Procurement has direct responsibility to ensure Global IT category strategies are developed and operationalized through competitive bid processes (RFI, RFP, RFQ), online auctions, negotiations, contracting, and supplier relationship management. This role will interact, influence, and make an impact at all levels, especially with Elanco senior management due to the significant spend and strategic direction of Information Technology touching all aspects of the Elanco business. The person in this position works closely with key stakeholders and leadership on a daily basis, responsible for leading commercial terms, pricing and conditions with suppliers to realize IT’s vision as we progress on our Path to Independence and beyond.

The strategic vision of Elanco Indirect Procurement is to optimize category strategy compliance, supplier innovation and rationalize TPS during separation and integration activities. This role will lead the Global IT Procurement team to define best practices, guide supplier selection and drive rationalization efforts across the organization, as well as execute on the business decisions made from a procurement perspective.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business including Finance and Supply Chain or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related technical field.
  • 10 years of Strategic Sourcing Experience at the global level
  • Experience sourcing large dollar amount indirect categories of spend
  • Previous experience with Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Integrations
  • Understanding value chains and associated cost drivers
  • Ability to network, influence and drive organizational change even beyond area of direct responsibility across all levels of management
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, set direction, manage commitments
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution and/or negotiation skills
  • Ability to influence at multiple levels of management
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to prioritize work effectively and meet deadlines
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate internally and externally
  • Project Management experience

Additional Preferences

  • Ability to understand and negotiate contract terms and conditions
  • Information Technology Strategic Sourcing (hardware, software, services, telecommunications)
  • Demonstrated examples of taking bold leadership to drive organizational change
  • Proven interpersonal skills especially in conflict situations and collaborates effectively with internal and external teams
  • Proven skills in negotiating and understanding of commercial law
  • Leverages broad network (internally & externally) to maintain market knowledge & best practice awareness
  • Experience managing global third party relationships including management/oversight, supplier and/or supplier selection, negotiation, contracting and problem resolution skills
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management and/or Certified Purchasing Manager

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