Global Category Manager, Marketing Procurement - Print & Promo, Open to flexibility

Location
Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
03 Oct 2018
Closes
15 Nov 2018
Ref
WD183171
Contract Type
Permanent

Global Category Manager, Marketing Procurement - Print & Promo, Open to flexibility

As part of our fundamental change toward technology based buying we are launching a new project to develop a comprehensive global sourcing strategy for Print, Point of Sale Material (POSM).

We need you to lead, execute, manage and implement this strategy which has significant exposure within senior leadership and our marketing organisation.

The job represents a great challenge for you to leverage global opportunities, work in close collaboration with the local procurement organisation and also create strategy across the Promotions space in new previously unexplored categories.

If you are someone from a strong marketing procurement background, or are someone with Print and Promo marketing experience and a strong commercial acumen we are keen to hear from you.

Your Key Duties in the Role

Strategy creation & execution

  • 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 Global Category Leader to ensure full alignment with global strategies
  • Have a clear understanding of how global strategies affect local markets and the fit with regional strategy. Build an education & communication process for in-country Procurement leads and business units
  • Be the global expert in the spend categories within scope of responsibility

Benefit delivery

  • Deliver global benefits, quality, service, cost 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

Business partnering & stakeholder management in GSK

  • Influence key regional stakeholders and business partners to support strategy development, endorse recommended strategies, support execution and agree how benefit delivery will be budgeted

External supplier relationships

  • Build strategic relationships with key suppliers at a senior level and lead processes to ensure value is driven from these relationships. Ensure regional considerations are accounted for in global supplier 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 maximize opportunity globally. Ensure regional considerations are taken into account in global supplier negotiations and contracts

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 15th October 2018
For internal GSK applicants please indicate in your application if you are at risk of redundancy.

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Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • University Degree within related subject, for example Business Administration, Finance or Marketing
  • Experience in Print & Promo marketing and/or working with Marketing Agencies
  • Proven negotiations and contract management skills.
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • English proficiency (written and oral)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Masters Degree
  • Relevant experience in procurement
  • Fluency in another language

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.

Contact information:
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