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: Dairy Food Chain Marketing Sustainability Leader


The purpose of this role is to serve as the dairy 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 direct, influence and execute Elanco’s Sustainability dairy strategy and plan, including coalition and carbon buyer activities.


  • Serve as the internal marketing expert for Elanco’s Sustainability 4-pillar strategy
  • Provide external industry source of knowledge and expertise for industry credibility
  • Lead all marketing activities for dairy sustainability; work with the U.S. dairy commercial team to define strategies and tactical plans
  • Collaborate with the overall team to build upon and execute the existing Elanco four pillar livestock sustainability strategy
  • Assist with execution of carbon buyer SAM strategy; developing relationships with key buyer targets and leading strategic account management efforts
  • Lead efforts to align milksheds with carbon and government incentives
  • Assist with government incentive contracts, coalition stakeholder strategy and execution
  • The scope is U.S. dairy cattle


Your Responsibilities: 

  • Drive Elanco’s dairy sustainability marketing strategies and tactics including:
  • Overall sustainability brand strategy, messaging
  • Drive internal and external advocacy
  • Training: create internal advocacy
  • Key events/communications outreach plan
  • Marketing & technical materials development
  • Dairy carbon buyer SAM strategy: develop relationships with key buyer targets and lead strategic account management efforts
  • Drive carbon monetization through leading milkshed alignment efforts with carbon monetization and government incentives
  • Assist with government incentive strategy and contracts including coalition stakeholder strategy and execution


  What You Need to Succeed (minimum qualifications):

  • Five-to-ten years of marketing experience within the animal health field
  • Experience with the dairy carbon market, development of carbon protocols and/or knowledge of dairy carbon buyers
  • Experience with government incentives and/or government affairs
  • 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


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