Global Category Manager, Consulting and Financial Services Procurement, Open to flexibility

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
12 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018
Contract Type

Global Category Manager, Consulting and Financial Services Procurement, Open to flexibility

We have a fantastic challenge available for you to disrupt the Consulting and Financial Services category within GSK.

This is a role will involve engaging with some of the largest consulting services to support high value projects which are visible with senior stakeholders in the business.

Your Purpose

  • Utilising GSK and GSK Procurement policies, procedures, processes, systems and methodologies, engage and build strategic relationships with key senior stakeholders and business partners in GSK
  • Understand the business requirements of key stakeholders and business partners and positioning the Procurement value proposition; and deliver on the needs of key stakeholders and business partners through creation and execution of global sourcing strategies
  • Identify and deliver business benefits aligned to assurance of supply, quality, service, cost and innovation
  • Ensure 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
  • Building and leading effective strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Driving sustainable value for GSK from key supplier relationships

Your Key Duties

  • Create comprehensive global sourcing strategy for spend categories in scope of responsibility, operating with a truly global and strategic mindset and in close collaboration with the Category Leader to ensure full alignment with global strategies
  • Be the global expert in the spend categories within scope of responsibility
  • Deliver global benefits, quality, service, cost, sales and innovation.
  • Create and deliver effective global budgets (Plans of Purchase) agreed with key stakeholders and Finance in accordance with the Spend Management Framework and fully aligned with global budgets
  • Influence key global stakeholders and business partners to support strategy development, endorse recommended strategies, support execution and agree how benefit delivery will be budgeted
  • Build strategic relationships with key suppliers at a senior level and lead processes to ensure value is driven from these relationships. Leverage the Business Review Meeting process to drive the relationship
  • Negotiate, create, execute and manage effective global contracts with suppliers (where required) that will allow GSK to maximise opportunity globally.
  • Lead global strategy reviews.
  • Develop and implement effective, partnership, ways of working within the category management structure across geographical regions
  • Ensure appropriate communication strategy is in place and in use within the relevant Procurement and business customer networks

Application Details

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Closing date for applications: Monday 24th September 2018
For internal GSK applicants please indicate in your application if you are at risk of redundancy.


Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent in Business, Procurement, Accounting, Finance or HR
  • Experience working within professional services procurement, for example within IT, Accountancy and/or Marketing
  • Proven negotiation, conflict resolution and contract management skills relating to procurement
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong and adaptable leadership styles
  • Effective communication and influencing kills
  • English proficiency (written & oral)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Further academic qualifications, for example Masters Degree or CIPS
  • Fluency in additional languages

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 centred 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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