Global Category Lead, Lab Testing Service & Safety Assessment Procurement, Open to flexibility

Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
29 Aug 2018
Closes
28 Sep 2018
Ref
WD179241
Contract Type
Permanent

Global Category Lead, Lab Testing Service & Safety Assessment Procurement, Open to flexibility

In this role the Global Category Lead will be responsible for managing a global spend of £100m across the three R&D Business Units by creating comprehensive sourcing strategies for lab testing (central labs), Toxicology and bio-markers, Immunogenicity, Bio-analytical testing. You will build strategic relationships with senior scientific leaders to understand business requirements, identify opportunities and create value. You will lead three procurement professionals and provide strategic support for the Head of R&D Discovery and Development Services Procurement.

  • You will be responsible for creating compelling business cases for change and obtain approval to execute from GSK R&D and/or other support functions (Finance, HR) senior management , and to agree how benefit delivery will be budgeted
  • Accountable for delivering global benefits identified in strategies through effective strategy execution, aligned to assurance of supply (risk management), compliance, quality, service, cost and innovation.
  • Proactively engage stakeholders, Finance and other relevant functions in the sourcing strategy delivery and execution.
  • You will build strategic relationships with key suppliers at a senior level and lead processes to ensure value is driven from these relationships. Ensure BUs considerations are accounted for in supplier relationships. Leverage the Business Review Meeting process to drive the relationship.
  • Responsible for leading and directing category teams within scope of responsibility
  • You will build the organisational capabilities necessary to implement GSK strategy, now and in the future.
  • Ensure appropriate communication strategy is in place and in use within the relevant Procurement and business customer networks

For internal GSK applicants please indicate in your application if you are at risk of redundancy

Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • Significant experience in leading remote global teams
  • Negotiations and contract management.
  • R&D or Clinical business experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Significant experience in procurement leadership
  • English proficiency (written and oral)
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Experience in Leading, motivating global teams
  • Experience with lab testing and safety assessment
  • Scientific and technical expertise

Why GSK?:

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires

Who are Global Procurement at GSK?

We are a centralised and integrated organisation, delivering value to GSK through partnership with stakeholders and our supply base. Our team is comprised of 700+ colleagues in over 65 countries. Collectively we manage over £11B in spend across a substantial breadth of spend categories. We do this through an approach centered around Global Category Management and through embedded presence and engagement with our stakeholders in local country teams and manufacturing sites.

What role does Procurement play in delivering the GSK strategy

Procurement at GSK continues to develop into an important strategic business partner with a high expectation to help create value for GSK not only through delivering savings to the business but from working with great suppliers who help deliver high quality goods and services to GSK impacting both our bottom line and top line growth.

What's the future for Global Procurement?

We will be an integrated organisation with value added business partnering relationships, deep category expertise in the right places, and effective supplier relationship management practices. We are focused on streamlining business processes, efficiently managing a strong pipeline of value-adding projects, and delivering maximum value for GSK.

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