Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Patients are at the heart of everything we do at Loxo Oncology, and we continue to be motivated by our goal of improving the lives of people living with cancer. We pursue this goal with a tenacity, focus, and commitment to excellence that defines who we are and how we work.

We seek dedicated, passionate, hardworking, intelligent, thoughtful, and authentic individuals who thrive within a collaborative and fast-paced environment and will bring their experiences, unique perspectives and problem-solving skills to the team. In return, we cultivate an environment that rewards and recognizes hard work and provides opportunities for learning and growth as part of a team making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.

Manager, Finance and Procurement- Discovery

Location: Boulder, CO

Reports To:

Senior Director, Finance

Position Summary

Loxo Oncology at Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo Oncology at Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Boulder, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, South San Francisco, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The Manager, Finance and Procurement will support the needs of our growing Discovery organization based in Boulder, CO. The Manager, Finance and Procurement, working closely with Finance and Discovery Teams,  will  help to formalize and streamline the procurement function across all areas within Discovery.  This individual will  be responsible for the planning and execution of contracting and sourcing activities, and end-to-end procurement operations as determined by Discovery team business needs. They will further be responsible for developing, recommending and implementing strategies to strengthen contract compliance and completeness, while reducing costs for the company. Additionally, this individual will provide support to the Finance team focused on forecasting, budgeting, reporting, decision support, and accounting close activities.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*


  • Partner with Discovery team and Finance to understand needs and ensure appropriate support.
  • Act as the Procurement contact engaging with internal stakeholders to develop and drive execution of contracting and sourcing activities.
  • Purchase order placement activities including processing of daily purchase transactions, review of appropriate classifications, price verifications, accuracy of vendor data and completeness of executed contracts to support the purchase order, in a timely manner with a processing turnaround time of 24-48 hours after requisition approval.
  • Identify key vendors and organizations utilized by the Boulder Discovery team and develop sourcing strategy, including negotiation & supplier selection, and sourcing implementation.
  • Prioritize, process and monitor purchase requisition queue. Review purchase requisitions for proper documentation and authorization. Actively resolve problems with incorrect requisitions. Assist employees with purchasing/contract procure to pay process and facilitate ongoing training.
  • Manage all interactions for external partners supplying goods and services including contract execution, relationship management, supply ordering/inventory/tracking, interface to Coupa procurement systems, procurement data review and tracking, and vendor performance management.
  • Issue purchase orders and instructions to suppliers. Provide assistance to resolve order related issues which involves working with all departments within the Company as well as outside vendors.


  • Participates in the financial planning and budgeting process, including Income Statement, Balance Sheet, molecule forecasting
  • Ensure timely delivery and accuracy of monthly and quarterly financial reporting
  • Support the annual financial planning and budgeting process
  • Ensure timely delivery and accuracy of monthly and quarterly financial reporting
  • Support the annual financial planning and budgeting process

Required Qualifications and Background

  • BS/BA is required with a strong preference for a degree in a science-related discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience in a Procurement, Business Operations, or Finance environment.
  • Pharmaceutical or Biotech setting is required.
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Experience with Coupa or other similar Procurement System.
  • Experience working in a SOX and FDA regulated environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Accounting and Accounts Payable
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a successful track record of presenting complex information to senior leaders and various stakeholders in the organization.

Physical Demands / Travel

The physical demands of this job are consistent with working in an office/lab.

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment

This position’s work environment is in a office/lab. Travel about 30% of time. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each role and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Loxo Oncology, Inc. 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.