Lilly Associate-Procurement in Overland Park, Kansas



The procurement associate is responsible for sourcing goods and services in a way that adds value to Elanco Kansas City. The focus of this role will be to establish sourcing strategies that are applied during strategic sourcing and value capture projects while maintaining relationships with suppliers who supply EKC.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:


  • Negotiate supply agreements with material suppliers.

  • Provide tactical support for purchase order life cycle, from processing through delivery and invoice payment to order closure

  • Develop market/technical knowledge for items specific to purchasing responsibilities.

Support the Supplier Relationships

  • Meet with suppliers for routine business discussions.

  • Serve as contact source for maintenance and administrative areas requiring assistance from suppliers.

  • Measure supplier performance in key areas.

Problem Solving

  • Performs investigations for deviations.

  • Initiate trouble tickets for SAP and work with COE to resolve issues.

  • Invoice discrepancies.

Continuous Improvement Activities

  • Improve purchasing processes by identifying appropriate method for ordering.

  • SAP power user

  • Serve as purchasing subject matter expert to other plant sites and corporate improvement teams.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Proficiency with computer systems, including Microsoft Office products, SAP and GMARS.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, set direction and manage commitments.

  • Demonstrated negotiating skills.

  • Demonstrated examples of taking bold leadership to drive organizational changes.

  • Proven interpersonal skills, especially in conflict situations and collaborates effectively with internal and external teams.

  • Demonstrated business acumen; good analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Problem solving techniques- root cause analysis, etc.

  • Ability to create and/or modify processes or procedures to coincide with best practices.

  • Demonstrated strong documentation skills.

  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Information:

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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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Science or related field.

  • 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:

Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana


Overland Park



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North America