Buyer - Professional Services

Basic qualifications:

Degree

Preferred qualifications:

Experience of buying / procuring professional services is highly advantageous

Details:

Our Procurement team has more than 900 members across 50 countries where we actively manage £13bn of GSK's spend per annum across both direct and indirect categories. Our Team influences the company's entire third-party expenditure, partnering with business units and driving value from supplier relationships to support GSK's strategies and targets.

We currently have an opportunity for a Procurement professional to join our high-profile

Financial Business Services (FBS) category. This is a key role in a complex, regulated and quickly evolving environment, that mainly covers GSK's engagements with the "Big 4" accounting and consulting firms as well as engagements with second tier suppliers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and Implement Sourcing Strategy;
  • Develop and nurture internal stakeholder; relationship and build knowledge of the category key players;
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers;
  • Negotiate contracts and engagements;
  • Deliver savings and value for GSK while minimizing risks;
  • Ensure effective communication with Procurement peers all globally to monitor implementation of contracts;
  • Monitor Supplier performance and propose continuous improvement and innovations for the category;

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • procurement experience;
  • ideally some knowledge of Professional Services environment;
  • High levels of drive and motivation

The closing date for this role will be the 14th August

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.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application 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.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

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Contact information:

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