Lilly Consultant-Sourcing PR&D/Parenteral in Indianapolis, Indiana



The External Drug Product Manufacturing Sourcing Consultant in the Global Procurement organization supports the Product Delivery organization for mid and late phase clinical trial supply and Parenteral Manufacturing Network for commercial products by sourcing external drug product manufacturing, managing the clinical trial & commercial external sourcing strategy, leading supplier relationship management activities with key global suppliers, and providing account management to ensure alignment between Procurement and its business clients.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Perform procurement activities and provide commercial leadership for external drug product manufacturers (oral solid dosage, parenteral, suspensions, & packaging), as well as, influencing standardization and consistency between clinical trial and commercial manufacturing.

  • Develop, execute, and maintain supplier strategy for assigned categories from category strategy development through sourcing, supplier selection, contract negotiation, contract management, risk management, and cost management.

  • ​Develop and maintain sourcing strategies, spend analytics, and external market knowledge for external drug product manufacturing.

  • Understand clinical trial and commercial strategy (make versus buy), governance processes (transactional versus strategic), and business operational requirements. Work directly and closely with clinical trial and commercial manufacturing functional leadership, manufacturing site functions, and governance teams to ensure continuity of supply while maintaining an efficient cost effective supply chain.

  • Manage supplier relationships with key global suppliers to establish and maintain relationships, influence the continuity of a reliable continuous supply chain, and establish or maintain an efficient cost effective supply chain. This includes leadership of both the executive and operational level governance programs which require interaction with high level management and technical resources internal and external to Lilly.

  • Facilitate delivery of development pipeline, ensure reliability of commercially manufactured products, and perform risk mitigation activities from assessment of risk through development of risk mitigation strategies and implementation to execution of the annual Suppliers of Focus process.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Previous external manufacturing procurement or sourcing experience

  • Previous negotiation experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables, and PowerPoint

  • Previous experience representing the business in the acquisition of goods or services

Additional Information:

  • This is a full time position. Flexibility to support sites in multiple time zones is required.

  • Travel percentage: 10%, International travel is required.

  • Lilly 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.

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External Drug Product Manufacturing Sourcing Consultant

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in the sciences, engineering, business or other related field

  • Five (5) years of experience in procurement, external manufacturing, or internal pharmaceutical manufacturing (operations, technical service/material science, etc.)

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Company Overview:

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.





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North America