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Last Updated: 1/28/23

Job Description

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 US Logistics Project Manager is responsible for driving towards an optimized “fit for purpose” logistics organization within the US. This includes overseeing of the movement of goods within the US between manufacturing sites and distribution centers, developing and owning continuous improvement projects, understanding market and industry trends to position Elanco for success, and working effectively within Elanco’s tools and systems to drive visibility and performance improvement. Ideal candidates will have a broad interest and experience across logistics and supply chain, project management, animal health, pharmaceuticals, and quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement aligned distribution strategy in the US for all shipments between manufacturing sites and US distribution centers; provide support on all inbound international shipments to manufacturing sites and between US and Canada as requested
  • Identify trends in logistics and share knowledge through appropriate forums, developing business cases for continuous improvement both within the region and globally
  • Lead the implementation of approved projects within the US and validate business results post-implementation
  • Partner with key stakeholders on freight payment management systems to drive efficiency and reduce invoice discrepancies
  • Partner with US Operations & Customer Service and Procurement to develop, populate and drive action from performance standards for all 3PL partners; pivotal contributor to QBRs and in identifying, growing and improving 3PLs
  • Participate in new product launch planning including identifying appropriate lanes and methods of travel, ensuring appropriate storage capacity, and providing guidance on product safety requirements
  • Own execution of logistics deviations and resolutions for US Supply Chain
  • Liaison with Global Trade Compliance to ensure compliance with all import/export regulations and partner with Global Logistics to investigate potential logistics strategies for maximizing value to Elanco from product duties and tariffs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent by experience, ideally in a business-related field
  • Experience in project management across matrixed organizations; proven ability to develop and implement strategic initiatives and business cases
  • Knowledge of SAP and interfaces with SAP or other systems, preferably S4 Hanna
  • Knowledge of supply chain tools and business processes; experience with manufacturing, planning and supply chain operations
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience and familiarity with GMP, GDP and regulatory requirements; experience with distribution of controlled substances
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (verbal, written & presentation skills)
  • Experience in distribution of ambient, dangerous goods and cold chain products

Additional Preferences:

  • CPIM certification, APICS certification and/or Six Sigma certification
  • Demonstrated learning agility, flexibility, ability to focus and prioritize
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and influence skills; ability to network and build consensus across organizations and cultures
  • Proven ability to manage effectively in a crisis
  • Experience working globally
  • Understanding of key customer markets (pet retail, farm animal, veterinary)

Other Information:

  • Work shift: Full time
  • Travel required:10 to 20%
  • Location: Greenfield, IN (preferred)/ US Remote

Notification of Drug testing and Background Checks

Elanco conducts urinalysis drug testing as a mandatory part of its pre-employment application and background check process after acceptance of a conditional offer of employment by an applicant. The drug testing will be conducted by a certified laboratory/testing service selected by Elanco, in accordance with the procedures required by applicable state and federal law. Additionally, Elanco requires successful completion of a urinalysis drug test if it has reasonable suspicion that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol which adversely affects or could adversely affect the employee's job performance as allowed by applicable law. Tested applicants will be given a copy of any positive test result. All test results shall be considered confidential and shall not be disclosed by Elanco, other than to those persons for whom such disclosure is necessary. Positive test results, or a refusal to consent to and participate in pre-employment drug testing, shall be grounds for denial of employment. Cooperation in scheduling the testing is important for processing an application for employment. By signing your acceptance to an offer of employment, you consent to be drug tested and acknowledge you have thoroughly read the foregoing notice and policy, and you understand and agree that in order to be considered for employment with Elanco, you will be required to comply with Elanco's drug testing policy. Elanco's background check requirements also include but are not limited to an acceptable criminal background check, educational verification, job history verification and motor vehicle report (if required to drive a company vehicle). If appropriate for the role, as outlined on the job posting, successful completion of Post Offer Exam, Work Simulation and/or Administrative Skills Testing may also be required.

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

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...