Facilities, Capital and Logistics Procurement, Capital Construction Services Manager

Location
Brentford, Stevenage
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
14 Feb 2021
Closes
28 Feb 2021
Ref
279892
Contract Type
Permanent

Are you a Procurement professional with a proven track record in working with and influencing key stakeholders, creating best in class partnerships with key contractors and suppliers? If so, read on...

GSK have a new role within Facilities, Capital and Logistics Procurement for a Facilities, Capital and Logistics Procurement, Capital Construction Services Manager.

As a Facilities, Capital and Logistics Procurement, Capital Construction Services Manager you will be operating in a highly complex, multi-stakeholder and cross-functional environment where you will be responsible for developing construction category strategies. You will be executing and implement these strategies in regions, with a strong focus across UK and Republic of Ireland region (circa 10 sites), addressing c£150m annual spend. You will be also supporting other regions depending on the Capex needs.

In this role, you will work with and influence stakeholders to ensure GSK is leveraging scale, creating best in class partnerships with key contractors and suppliers and delivering quality end user, infrastructure services and construction activities in a cost-conscious manner.

Key Responsibilities

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Global responsibilities for assigned category through internal analysis, external analysis and strategic options (stage gates A and B) and oversight of implementation (stage C)
  • Oversight of all Capex projects in the region: 3years Capex plan, overall consolidation of Capex spend (for all Capital Teams), identify top critical projects, attendance to Capex governance meetings of the region, overall consolidation of cash improvement savings and sharing information cross Capex team
  • Define & deliver optimised contracting and procurement strategies for major capex projects/capex portfolio in the region dealing with complex sourcing, logistics and quality issues in a fast paced and challenging environment
  • Procurement partner for capex projects/capex portfolio in the region, supported for the packages sourcing by category owners/contingent workers
  • Introduce procurement in the earliest stage of capex projects to define the best contracting and procurement strategies considering the project triggers
  • Accountable to define and execute contracting and procurement strategy of capex projects (e.g. EPCM, EPC, IPD) in the region
  • Accountable of Packages sourcing of capex projects according to category strategies
  • Accountable in contracting and in project execution (e.g. steering attendance, contract management, contractual changes, claim, contract close-out)
  • Manage relationship with main contractors dedicated to capex projects and conduct regular business reviews with senior management to ensure GSK Vaccines requirements are met, employing supplier evaluation and continuous improvement management
  • Role of sharing of supplier's information/performance/issues with other Category Managers and being supported by them upon request
  • Promote innovation and ideas coming from supplier base to challenge internal position to reduce cost and timing
  • Supervise contingent worker(s), acting a project procurement partner supporting all Capex projects of the region
  • Strong focus in UK and Republic of Ireland region (circa 10 sites), with flexibility to support other regions in the world, depending on Capex projects needs

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline (Economics, Business, etc)
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement or Procurement certification would be beneficial
  • Proven Procurement experience across multiple spend categories: Capex or Indirect Categories is highly preferable
  • Experience in Capex projects and Construction is highly preferable
  • Experience in Pharma, Food, FMCG. Life sciences background is a plus
  • Ideally having a strong understanding about technical categories present within all capital projects: building services and process/biotech equipment, construction and technical contractors
  • Strategic sourcing: set-up of long-term strategy for category management (market analysis RFI, RFQ, contract development, contract management, supplier relationship management)
  • Demonstrated ability in managing categories is required, particularly with respect to developing & implementing strategies, stakeholder management and supplier relationship management
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing strategy and managing across multiple geographies and supply chains
  • Extensive experience across key procurement processes:
    • Category strategy and category management
    • Market analysis
    • Full end-to-end sourcing process on defined purchasing categories: request for information / request for proposals / request for quotations / request for solutions
    • Negotiation
    • Contract Management
    • Supplier Performance Evaluation & Supplier Relationship Management 
  • Experience in Lean / Six Sigma tools is a plus
  • Ability to work in a complex and multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent business acumen, analytical, and financial skills

Key Skills

  • Strong Leadership skills
    • Easiness to communicate and influence Senior Management Stakeholders
    • Autonomous and strong sense of priorities
    • Result, value and performance oriented with management / consultancy experience gained in a fast moving, results oriented business environment
    • Typical interfaces with Director level
    • Build network with key stakeholders in order to agree and progress procurement strategies in line with Business requirements
  • Strategic Thinking
    • Flexible thinking: structured, creative, conceptual thinker according to situations and needs
    • Learning agility and continuous improvement mindset
    • Ability to leverage experience and industry knowledge to continuously motivate change both inside & outside area of direct responsibilities
    • Strong Synthesis and analytical skills, ability to extract key information from complex set of data
  • Strong Communication Skills
    • Strong communicator with ability to interact in multidisciplinary environment and work in teams in a highly complex organization
    • Ability to influence and develop common strategic agendas to the benefit of the company
  • Agility in never ending change environment
    • Ability to influence & adapt behaviours in a changing/evolving environment
    • Change management skills
    • Able to develop and present strong arguments to convince of the need for change
  • Category Management
    • Demonstrated ability in managing categories is required, particularly with respect to developing & implementing strategies, stakeholder management and supplier relationship management
    • Demonstrated experience in influencing strategy and managing across multiple geographies and supply chains
  • Developed and effective negotiation skills
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively use negotiation and conflict resolution skills to protect GSK rights and interests

Application Details:

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.

We're open to all talent - whatever your gender, disability, marital status, religion or belief, age, race, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin.

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.

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is voluntary. This will be used to help us understand how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information, it is not used in any part of the selection process and we will treat your information confidentially and use it anonymously.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.

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.

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 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.

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

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