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.



The Senior Director – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will help design and execute Elanco’s DEI global strategy toward enterprise goals.  There are many opportunities in this space to innovate and learn, experiment and pilot, and work closely with senior leaders, HR business partners, recruiting, and the enterprise to drive change. Elanco Animal Health’s culture of involvement, innovation, and ownership makes the environment ripe for change in this space. The role requires thought leadership and the ability to customize solutions for our organization driven by data.


Major Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Help build and execute our global DEI short and mid-range plans in alignment with talent needs to deliver business value and DEI actionable goals
  • Develop benchmarks and metrics for strategic interventions and organizational goals that help advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Advise and utilize the Global DEI Council and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support the execution and governance of our DEI initiatives
  • Oversee the annual planning and governance of ERGs
  • Implement key identified projects, including pay equity analysis, on a consistent basis
  • Advise Global Talent Management on mechanisms to integrate and embed DEI into all phases of the employee lifecycle
  • Oversee the Future of Work initiatives along with the Global Head of Talent Management
  • Champion and execute internal and external DEI awards strategies


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in lieu of degree. Military experience may be considered in lieu of a degree on a case-by-case basis.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in HR, Talent Development, Talent Management, Recruitment or Employee Training


Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Can inspire organizational change and communicate a clear vision
  • Ability to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but also roll up your sleeves, dig in to understand many perspectives and experiences, and deliver results.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build coalitions and collaborative working relationships
  • Ability to drive results through others in a matrixed, global organization
  • Analytical mindset, data savviness, ability to build key metrics and initiatives driven by data
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with experience in multiple communication modes


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