Advisor-EKS Poultry Innovation

September 03 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
The Advisor- Elanco Knowledge Solutions (EKS) is the primary source of global poultry customer insights, technical and analytical expertise, and works as part of multi-disciplinary teams in developing and supporting poultry-specific platform knowledge tools and services. This includes custom tool development, services and analysis for the Top 200 global customers.
This role may also provide direct supervision of poultry technical consultants within EKS.
He or she will work closely with customers, account teams, deployment teams, marketing, external consultants, and functional groups in EKS to insure that these value-added products and services:
  • Address the largest goals and needs of the customer
  • Are aligned with Elanco's business objectives
  • Are developed in a cost-effective manner
  • Deliver quantifiable value to key poultry production systems in a manner consistent with Elanco's global business objectives and priorities
Tasks include being the primary subject matter expert on EKS poultry platform tools and services and developing and leading the training of how these tools deliver value to customers with the Elanco global poultry team. Defining customer-valued data analysis, direct consultation with customers and working with poultry industry influencers, external communications, prioritization of EKS Poultry innovation, budgeting, stakeholder communication and influence and ownership of the Poultry EKS strategy.

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.

Basic Qualifications
  • PhD in biological sciences, statistics, epidemiology or related scientific discipline with minimum of 5 years of poultry industry experience
  • BS/MS in biological sciences, statistics, epidemiology or Business Management with minimum of 10 years of poultry industry experience.
  • DVM with minimum of 5 years of poultry industry experience including research and data analysis experience
  • 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

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Understand global commercial poultry production, business drivers, and production metrics
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability with a consultative mindset
  • Data driven, analytical approach to decision-making with attention to detail
  • Listen well and have the ability to command attention, build trust, and ability to communicate and influence others at all levels with customers and Elanco
  • Ability to translate strategic opportunities into operational plans
  • Project management experience with ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Self-management skills with a focus on results for timely, accurate execution
  • Interpersonal/teamwork skills for effective interactions and communications even when working remotely with cross-functional teams
  • Working knowledge of data and analytical software (SAS, R, JMP, Excel, Access, etc.) and commercial production data systems
  • Network and knowledge of global poultry producers, nutritionists and veterinarians
  • English required, second language preferred

Additional Information
  • Additional Information:
  • 40% of time focused on analytics or tool development (innovation)
  • 40% of time interacting with customers, account teams, Global Marketing or deployment teams in capabilities development
  • 20% of time spent on administrative activities

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