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.

At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives.  Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals, circa 1000 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions Centre in Little Island, Cork.  There we boast a vibrant workforce made up of over 38 nationalities, speaking over 27 languages.

Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business?  And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Care, Global HR Data Management, Clinical Trial Management and Scientific Communications, and more to come on stream across 2020.

This, along with the recent physical expansion of the Little Island campus, means there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the GBS story!  Mirroring the existing Island House building, the new Island Hall facility extends our overall capacity where Lilly offers a premium workspace across both buildings, complete with flexible working options, healthcare, pension and life assurance benefits, subsidised canteen, wellbeing facilities, travel subsidies, on-site parking and much more.

At the GBS, it’s not just about what we do today, but how we can continuously improve and innovate for present and future operations.  We view the development of our highly skilled workforce in much the same way and want to grow your role into an empowering and fulfilling career here at Lilly.  Therefore, with the sole purpose of employee progression, weekly Manager 1:1s, a dedicated Learning & Development service and Educational Assistance schemes all await you.

Above all, it’s about being part of an open, welcoming and inclusive culture, one that is further enhanced by the dedication of our committees – Team Lilly Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Corporate Social Responsibility and Health Safety & Environment.
 
“We see Cork as an integral part of our productivity agenda.  If you are excited by new opportunity and new scope, you are working at the right place.” – Dave Ricks, CEO Lilly.


Responsibilities:

Roles and Responsibilities include Recognize, exemplify and adhere to the Lilly values which centre around our commitment to People, Excellence and Compliance. As a key member of staff, the Manager is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of continuous improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting customer/stakeholder needs. Please note this role will support the US market, therefore, core hours of work will be 1pm - 9pm.

  • Manage a Purchase to Pay (P2P) team of 8-10 individuals. 
  • Actively connect with your people and drive engagement by holding regular 1-1’s and team meetings.
  • Coaching and developing a team to its fullest potential to contribute to overall GBS performance
  • Develop top talent by participating in regular succession planning and having robust performance conversations.
  • Recognise and reward excellent performance within the team.
  • Create, Promote and Maintain Operational Excellence
  • Work as part of the GBS management team to make the GBS a great place to work for all employees.
  • Work in partnership with various cross-functional stakeholders to maintain efficient and compliant processes.
  • Ensure the culture of compliance is reinforced continuously within the team.
  • Actively develop and maintain trusted relationships internally & externally with all business partners, while providing thoughtful and candid insights into key business matters.
  • Leads where possible continuous improvement initiatives including standardization and/or re-engineering of processes and controls.
  • Continuously look for ways to improve our service level for our customers /stakeholders
  • At all times, provide input and recommendations into current process and ways in which it can be improved in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure best practices are in place to achieve highest standards within daily operations.
  • Drive and contribute to cross-functional projects where opportunity arises.
  • Demonstrate excellent project management abilities and strong understanding of financial systems.
  • Support organizational changes.
  • Analyse and translate data into key strategic inputs and insights to drive decision-making.
  • Proven ability to work on high level value-add ad hoc projects while continuing to achieve routine goals
  • Coordination and oversight of key Purchase to Pay processes within GBS for USA and EMEA affiliates.
  • Build Strong Working Relationships with:
     -  CFO’s, Controller and all stake holders for supported affiliates
     -  Other GBS functions: GA, O2C, CMS, etc.
     -  Working with Global P2P Teams ensuring alignment on Global process
  • Review Key performance metrics with impacted stakeholders
  • Governance of the Outsourced Business Partner for Purchase to Pay and ensuring that service delivery meets SLA metrics.

Qualifications:

  • ACA, ACCA, ACMA accountant or equivalent
  • Strong People Management & Leadership Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Financial work stream with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a multinational environment. 
  • Self-motivated professional with excellent customer service and strong working/team building relationship skills
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrates good judgment and is solution orientated
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Strong organizational and multitasking capabilities
  • Attentive to details to ensure compliance and accurate reporting.
  • Clear and concise written skills.
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and analysing multiple entities.
  • Flexibility in adapting to a non-routine and fast-paced environment.
  • Systems Experience especially SAP is a plus

Additional Information:

Lilly enjoys a strong reputation for quality and focus on employee development. We make it our mission to attract the best and we always look at alternative ways to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a great career “attract and develop talent, build future leaders at all levels, and improve diversity and inclusion across our company”.  Other than working with a great team, we also offer a very competitive benefits package, we provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long-term career. 

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Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly 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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