Senior Procurement Manager: Global Enterprise Applications, Open to flexible working

Location
Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
03 Sep 2020
Closes
17 Sep 2020
Ref
259172
Contract Type
Permanent

Due to an internal move we have a vacancy available for a Senior Procurement Manager in our Tech organisation.

As Senior Procurement Manager you will ensure creation and execution of comprehensive global sourcing strategies for the assigned Tech spend categories or sub-categories. You will manage senior stakeholder relationships and engagement at VP and SVP level in a matrix environment sitting on one of the Tech Leadership Teams, creating and executing global strategies effectively, in close collaboration with regional Procurement teams.

This role will help you develop your procurement capabilities by offering real opportunities to drive efficiency, optimisation and transformation as we go through separation of Consumer Healthcare business. You will be highly visible and critical to driving the transformation as a team player together with the tech procurement team. A transformation of this scale is unique and will put you in good stead to develop yourself as a procurement leader. You will be a supported and valued member of the Tech Procurement Team.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leveraging deep category and market expertise of Global Enterprise Applications and IT Services landscape
  • Operating in a truly global manner, representing procurement on the Global Application and Development Tech Leadership team
  • Play an active role is defining tech procurement strategy to support and enable corporate separation of Consumer Health business within Global Application and Development Tech Function
  • Utilising GSK and GSK Procurement policies, procedures, processes, systems and methodologies
  • Engaging and building strategic relationships with key senior stakeholders and business partners in GSK
  • Understanding the business requirements of key stakeholders and business partners and positioning the Procurement value proposition
  • Delivering the needs of key stakeholders and business partners through creation and execution of global sourcing strategies
  • Identifying and delivering business benefits aligned to assurance of supply, quality, service, cost and innovation
  • Ensuring financial benefit delivered is recognised by affected stakeholder communities and Finance groups to allow benefit capture and transparent decision making on how benefits are allocated by the business units, in line with the Spend Management Framework
  • Leading, developing and managing the supply base, globally, for the in scope spend categories
  • Building and leading effective strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Driving sustainable value for GSK from key supplier relationships

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When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

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Why You?

Required experience:

  • Degree level qualification
  • Relevant previous experience in Tech procurement covering Software and Professional Services
  • Track record of driving transformation or strategy with a strategic mindset
  • Use of strategic thinking to build relationship (with stakeholders and suppliers) and create sourcing plans
  • Proven negotiations and contract management skills; adept at challenging suppliers in the tech space
  • English proficiency (written and oral)
  • Strong leadership & communication skills; ability to manage senior stakeholders and hold yourself in a high challenge, high trust environment

Preferred experience

If you possess any of the following, it would be a plus

  • Master's Degree Business Administration/Finance/Marketing

Why GSK?

At GSK, we're a company with a special purpose, to help people do more feel better and live longer. Realising our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living GSK's values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. And in return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Put simply, it's about you being motivated to do your best work, in a place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

Together we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us. It is only through the energy, dedication, drive and passion of all of us that we can be the very best for GSK, and importantly, for our patients and consumers.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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