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(Archived) Commercial Supply Chain Leader

Last Updated: 6/12/23

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 Commercial Supply Chain Leader is a partner in the supply chain organization, responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure accuracy of demand planning, replenishment and inventory management for the Commercial team(s) in their area. The role is also responsible for ensuring that business processes in the region are executed properly. Success factors for this position are business acumen, operational understanding of the business processes and manufacturing environment, strong communication skills including the ability to influence, and ability to grow talent.

Key Objectives/ Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for execution of applicable cluster/affiliate S&OP meetings to drive alignment between key stakeholders around demand management, product supply, and inventory levels; includes development/enhancement of S&OP process, promotion of S&OP and its tools cross-functionally, and ensuring consensus forecasts; manage supply escalations appropriately
  • Provide updates on status of globally-defined KPIs, metrics against targets, and directional performance data
  • Participate in product launch activities including geoexpansion launch calls, ensuring accurate forecasts for launches, and tracking sales vs forecast for initial 6-12 months post launch in order to provide recommendations for inventory strategy shifts
  • Recommend solutions to challenges in global supply chain or region, focused on driving continuous improvement
  • Develop, train and coach supply chain professionals; drive engagement and collaboration; complete performance management cycle for all team members
  • Build and maintain effective cross-functional relationships with business leaders, Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Quality, Finance, and other key stakeholders


  • Strong knowledge and understanding of SAP, especially around Demand and Replenishment processes
  • Detailed understanding of Supply Chain concepts, systems, tools and business processes
  • Degree in Supply Chain Management (alternatively, CPIM certified or in progress) or applicable experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical, Veterinary or Consumer Goods industry
  • Strong business/financial acumen and analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Self-management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communicator, ability to influence broadly
  • Interpersonal effectiveness – able to understand different viewpoints and resolve issues in a constructive manner; able to operate successfully in an international, multicultural environment

Additional Preferences (may be based on location):

  • Demonstrated learning agility
  • Experience in manufacturing and / or production planning
  • Proven negotiation skills and expertise
  • Previous Leadership experience in: Supply Chain, Manufacturing, or External Manufacturing
  • Able to influence through rapidly changing organizational and business challenges

Other Information:

  • Work shift: Full time, hybrid (2 days/week in office)
  • Travel required (% of time) – up to 10%

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...