Senior Procurement Manager – Professional Services

GlaxoSmithKline

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Senior Procurement Manager – Professional Services

As the Senior Procurement Manager for the Professional and Legal Services Team you will represent GSK and act as the interface for Strategic Consultants and our business ensuring the scope and commercials fit the profile of the business needs and strategic direction. 

This role represents a great opportunity to build strong relationships with a variety of diverse and senior stakeholders globally across all parts of GSK. You will need to build and maintain relationships to understand the company’s overall objectives and then advise how procurement can help achieve these goals.

This may include ambitious cost savings, managing risk and/or ensuring that the right suppliers are being chosen and/or if a third party is required or whether there are alternative solutions such as in-house or outsourcing approaches. 

In this role you will…

  • Manage the end to end process to develop category sourcing approach and drive value generation across categories within Professional Services
  • Execute global sourcing strategies across multiple spend categories in scope of responsibility, operating with a truly global mindset and ensuring all applicable markets or regional dimensions are accommodated
  • Drive synergies where appropriate with other Corporate services categories 
  • Contract planning, negotiation, execution, interpretation and maintenance; conducts and monitors negotiations across the applicable categories of spend
  • Knows the sourcing group management process and policies; assesses risk
  • Awareness and adherence to risk/ regulatory/ compliance requirements
  • Develop & execute supplier relationship management
  • Implements procurement strategies to maximise supplier leverage in a complex matrix organisation

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 4th March 2024

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Why you?

Basic Qualifications/Experience:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Qualified to Degree level, ideally within Procurement and Supply Chain, and/or further academic qualifications
  • End to End global category experience from strategy development to execution on indirect spend 
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a variety of diverse and senior stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills & leadership capability to manage people and processes
  • Innovative thinking to drive changes and process improvements
  • Ability to work in a complex and multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent business acumen, analytical, and financial skills

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Strong presentation skills
  • Extensive experience working with large global suppliers/consultants
  • Previous marketing or indirect category experience

Why Us?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

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We’re moving towards a more sustainable future with our new headquarters. With better public transport links and proximity to world-class science and technology institutions, we’re excited for our move to the vicinity of Earnshaw Street, London WC1A (“the New HQ”) by end H1 2024.

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