Site Procurement Specialist, Open to flexibility

Barnard Castle, Durham
25 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type

Site Procurement Specialist, Open to flexibility

The GSK Procurement function is tasked with ensuring that the business obtains value-for-money services, products and solutions to facilitate GSK's business model and vision of delivering market-leading medicines to patients all over the world. The Global Procurement team is comprised of over 700 colleagues (in over 65 countries) who are collectively responsible for managing over £11Billion in spend across a substantial breadth of spend categories.

Site Procurement Specialist (Barnard Castle Manufacturing Site)

The Site Procurement Specialist (based at the GSK Barnard Castle Manufacturing Site) is a new role that has been created that will be responsible for a wide-range of procurement activities across multiple GSK manufacturing sites (for Pharmaceutical, Vaccines and Consumer manufacturing) The team covers Direct and Indirect spend (Total value circa £120M to £130M), and focuses on the creation and execution of Procurement strategies by creating strong relationships with stakeholders at different levels within (and above) the Sites that they will be supporting.

As Site Procurement Specialist (SPS) you will partner with the local site teams in order to drive and support across all the dimensions of Procurement delivery. At a strategic level, you will support the alignment with the Site Leadership Team (ensuring that site business needs and priorities are well understood and supported by the Global Category Procurement teams) as well as contribute to the strategic management of key suppliers

From a day-to-day perspective, you will support the local Procurement team in the operational management of activities, implementation of sourcing strategies and other global projects. You will be involved (and may lead) the development of long and short-term plans to improve Procurement processes in order to enhance the overall performance of the Site.

The role is high-profile, as it works with stake-holders enterprise-wide (including at Director-level) to understand specifications and business requirements to ensure that GSK effectively leverages its scale. In delivering your role you will create best-in-class partnerships with key suppliers and deliver quality end-user and infrastructure services in a cost-conscious manner.

About You:

This role would suit a driven and motivated individual who has strong experience of working in a complex procurement management environment. You will have demonstrable skill / ability in managing sophisticated commercial procurement strategies that align with the business's needs. This includes having a strong understanding of business and financial analysis. The ability to communicate with senior stakeholders (eg Directors, Finance Managers, etc) is considered important. You will have excellent people skills, and a proven ability to drive performance. It is imperative in this role that you drive common-objective thinking, with a complete focus on providing solutions. You will need to be persuasive, have a strong continuous improvement mindset, and have proven experience dealing with diverse stakeholder groups.

Applicants should demonstrate in their application how they meet the above criteria in order to be successful for interview selection.

About Barnard Castle Manufacturing Site:

Barnard Castle is a key secondary manufacturing site within the GSK network and one of GSKs flagship New Product Introduction sites, bringing ground-breaking medicines to people all over the world at the right quality and the right price. At Barnard Castle, we proudly manufacture 38 different medicines in over 1500 pack variations to treat HIV, cancer, infectious diseases, migraines, psoriasis, dermatitis, asthma, cold sores and acne, to name just a few, which we supply to over 130 markets around the world.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Monday 10th December 2018 (Mid-Day).

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When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

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Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • CIPS or working towards this qualification
  • Strong Procurement experience (particularly indirect and capital)
  • Experience in influencing strategy and managing across multiple geographies and supply chains.

Preferred qualifications:

  • As Per Basic Qualifications

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. For more information on GSK please refer to our website:

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