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Senior Accountant Procurement Operations

Senior Accountant Procurement Operations
Europe; Middle East; Africa
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at
  • Skills & Capabilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of Procurement and Purchasing functions with up to one year experience in a similar role, preferably in a BPM organization
  • Experience in the Purchase to Pay processes, specifically Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Approved Supplier Lists, and cataloge purchasing
  • Stong knowledge of SAP and Ariba Procurement platform; experience and knowledge of several of the Ariba modules including Sourcing, Contracting, Supplier Lifecycle Management and Performance, Procurement and Spend Reporting
  • Operational awareness of all applicable US SoX & Operational controls for your area and abiity to deomonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset
  • Demonstrate excellence in all interactions with our GBS internal customers & business partners
Actively work with core team members, internal customers/business partners, and distribution team members to build effective working relationships 52063BR
Key Responsibilities & Deliverables:
  • Process, Governance, Stakeholder Management
    • Facilitates the purchase of materials, equipment and services through requirements clarification, soliciting bids, evaluating quotations and selecting suppliers for products and services that are above the bid threshold or not part of the global category management sourcing process.
    • Analyze Purchase Requisitions for non-cataloge spend to identify the most cost effective supplier to award business and support Elanco’s purchasing needs
    • Performs market and supply base analysis, spend analysis, basic landed cost calculations and whatif scenario building in alignment with the sourcing process.
    • Creation of POs for approved requisitions (includes catalogue and noncatalogue spend)
    • Review, analyze, suggest approved or cataloge suppliers from the Approved Suppliers List for noncatalog requisitions
    • Ensures that internal and supplier catalogs are maintained and regularly updated
    • Manages endtoend electronic and manual Requests for Proposals, Quotation, and Information processes for smaller/nonstrategic transaction purchases
    • Performs supplier performance analysis, spend analysis
    • Adheres to process governance including regular reporting and analysis of key metrics
    • Supports General Accounting’s month‑end/year‑end closing procedures including general ledger reconciliations and accruals, Sarbanes‑Oxley (SOX) compliance and financial audits
    • Supports and implements process change improvements and system upgrades/updates
    • Supports the Global Sourcing team in supplier identificiation, analysis, and maintenance
    • Executes the governance process to evaluate and implement localization / customization
    • Supports internal and external auditors during audits and other data inquiries

Minimum Requirements:
  • Degree in Business and/or Accounting (or equivalent work experience)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Procurement, PTP or Finance function in SSC/BPO environment,
  • Ability to work in global team environment and communicate effectively with both internal business partners of all levels & disciplines as well as external team members
  • Ability to proactively & effectively resolve people, process and technology problems
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and complete key tasks and deliverables
  • Able to respond flexibly to customer needs, effectively managing expectations
  • Proven control orientation based on prior operational business roles
  • Proficient in MS Office tools, ServiceNow, SAP, and Ariba Procurement
  • Proficient in English is mandatory; multi-lingual is a plus,