At Elanco (NYSE: ELAN) – it all starts with animals!


As a global leader in animal health, we are dedicated to innovation and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets. We’re driven by our vision of ‘Food and Companionship Enriching Life’ and our approach to sustainability – the Elanco Healthy Purpose™ – to advance the health of animals, people, the planet and our enterprise.


At Elanco, we pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is the driving force behind innovation, creativity, and overall business success. Here, you’ll be part of a company that values and champions new ways of thinking, work with dynamic individuals, and acquire new skills and experiences that will propel your career to new heights.


Making animals’ lives better makes life better – join our team today!


Your Role: Beef Food Chain Marketing and Sustainability Leader


The purpose of this role is to serve as the beef food chain marketing lead for sustainability. Today, the work is focused on executing Elanco’s Sustainability 4-pillar strategy. The main responsibility of this role is to provide the marketing leadership to develop, direct, influence and execute Elanco’s Sustainability beef strategy and plan, including industry stakeholders and carbon buyer activities.

  • Serve as the internal marketing expert for US beef sustainability (GHG emissions) and Elanco’s Sustainability 4-pillar strategy
  • Lead all marketing activities for beef sustainability including launch plan development and ongoing brand management responsibilities
  • Work with the U.S. beef commercial team to define strategies and tactical plans
  • Proven experience in strategic account management
  • Collaborate with the overall team to build upon and execute the existing Elanco four pillar livestock sustainability strategy
  • Define carbon buyer strategy; including beef-specific playbook, developing relationships with key buyer targets and leading strategic account management efforts
  • Leading efforts for the launch of Bovaer in beef confined: defining strategy and launch planning
  • Liaison between dairy/sustainability and beef teams around beef sustainability efforts
  • The scope is U.S. beef cattle • Coordinate & connect with the US Dairy Sustainability team


Your Responsibilities:

Drive Elanco’s beef sustainability marketing strategies and tactics including:

  • Overall sustainability brand strategy, messaging
  • Drive internal and external advocacy for Training: create internal advocacy & expertise , Key events/communications outreach plan and Marketing & technical materials development
  • Carbon Market: customer to supply chain monetization
  • Setting protocol business focus and strategy in alignment with overall beef and sustainability plans
  • Develop customer growth pipeline, inclusive of annual customer targets and budget
  • Beef UpLook commercialization & strategy
  • Carbon buyer strategy and plan


What You Need to Succeed (minimum qualifications):

  • Five-to-ten years of marketing experience within the animal health field
  • Experience with the beef carbon market, development of carbon protocols and/or knowledge of beef carbon buyers
  • Proven history of project leadership across multiple functional areas
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and strategic thinking
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Clear written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and complexity
  • Proven ability to work independently


What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications):

  • Experience and understanding of food supply chain certification and process
  • Knowledge of food animal production and the animal health industry (economics and drivers
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to influence and leadership skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and financial skills
  • Strong learning agility
  • Passion for animal agriculture
  • Self-starter and strong work ethic
  • Demonstrates great initiative
  • Consultative selling capabilities and direct, face-to-face contact with the customer
  • Entrepreneurial flair


Additional Information:

  • Travel: 25%
  • Location: Global Elanco Headquarters – Greenfield, IN – Hybrid Work Environment


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Elanco we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you think you might be a good fit for a role but don’t necessarily meet every requirement, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or other roles!


Elanco Benefits and Perks:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package focusing on financial, physical, and mental well-being while encouraging our employees to pursue our purpose! Some highlights include:

  • Multiple relocation packages
  • Two weeklong shutdowns (mid-summer and year-end) in the US (in addition to PTO)
  • 8-week parental leave
  • 9 Employee Resource Groups
  • Annual bonus offering
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Up to 6% 401K matching


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