Senior Director - IT Procurement, Open to flexibility

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
04 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type

Senior Director - IT Procurement, Open to flexibility

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. Employing close to 100,000 people globally, we have 87 manufacturing sites around the world.

Our pharmaceuticals business researches, develops and makes available medicines that treat a variety of serious and chronic diseases. We have medicines available or in development in a wide range of areas including:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

We are currently seeking an ambitious Sr Procurement Director-Global IT Category to join our team, working together with colleagues to define, manage and achieve divisional business targets.

This is a high-impact senior role (on the Corporate Services Leadership Team) with responsibility for a global Procurement team who will successfully drive change in partnership with HR stakeholders in all regions. The external IT environment is rapidly developing with the increase of digital technologies and analytics. We require a strong and dynamic leader who will optimise our current supplier relationships to harness innovation from our Strategic Supplier Partnerships. The Role is responsible for a spend of approx. £400m (Opex+Capex). with 3rd parties. The role looks after the entire global IT spend and includes software, hardware and services.

The Senior Procurement Director will be responsible for the following strategy creation & execution:

  • Create and implement world class sourcing strategies (in collaboration with stakeholders) to identify innovations
  • Partner with suppliers to drive continuous improvement and performance.
  • Take accountability for delivery of the financial/savings plan (including OPEX).
  • Lead & develop the global category team to build procurement capabilities through SMART objective setting, development plans, and coaching aligned to GSK behaviours and expectations.
  • Lead and direct category teams, ensuring creation of global sourcing strategies (using GSK strategic sourcing methodology) which incorporate business requirements and capitalise on market disruption to deliver long term opportunities
  • Execute sourcing strategy globally
  • Create and implement communication strategy to ensure engagement for delivery of strategy

Benefit delivery:

  • Effective annual forecasting and setting of savings targets (via defined Spend Management Framework process) for the IT team in alignment with Finance
  • Deliver benefits to agreed annual targets through effective strategy execution and project management governance. Inspire, motivate and reward teams towards high performance delivery.
  • Business partnering & stakeholder management:
  • Influence key global stakeholders and business partners to support, endorse and deliver strategies via category councils

External supplier relationships:

  • Negotiate, create, and execute global contracts for IT
  • Build strategic relationships with key supplier leadership teams, and actively participate in Business Review Meetings. Motivate and reward suppliers to bring market leading innovations.
  • People leadership
  • Create culture of collaboration and inclusion to drive superior performance. Lead, manage and develop team members to reach full potential.

Closing date for applications: 13th October 2017

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