Global Category Lead-Logistics Procurement

Your Responsibilities:
What is the purpose of this role>
As the Global Category Lead for Logistics you will be operating in a highly complex, competitive environment.

You will influence stakeholders enterprise-wide to become advocates of procurement through demonstrated delivery and partnerships, securing a competitive advantage for GSK.

In this role you will be a member of the Facilities, Capital and Logistics leadership team and is key contributor to Procurement functional strategy and leadership of the function.

You will be accountable for developing and implementing sourcing strategies for GSK logistics services across the world and across business units.

The role demands strong leadership to drive step change improvement in the way logistics services are sourced; expanding the reach of procurement into untapped areas, and leveraging over £700m of spend to continuously deliver best in class total value.

What are the Role Responsibilities?
Accountable for developing procurement strategies for all global Logistics services, spend > £700 million annually, across 80 sites and commercial facilities, and delivery of procurement savings globally.

Display leadership behaviours aligned with GSK values to drive a culture of collaboration and engagement across the global organization

Embed a performance management system including KPI's to drive mutual collaboration with the regional teams and support the global strategies

Successfully manage global supplier relationships with key LSP's (logistic service providers), leveraging on GSK's End to End Logistics Partner

Engagement with stakeholders across the E2E supply chain - working collaboratively with all Supply Chain stakeholders within the Global Logistics function.

Active involvement in development and deployment of the Supply Chain strategies.

Accountable for delivery of robust market intelligence assessment and act as the business expert for the category in GSK

Leading Continuous Improvement and Savings Programs

Develop People & Capabilities

Develop & Embed Processes & Ways of Working: champion, imbed & integrate new / revised processes and systems into the region as are they are rolled-out through the centre-lead initiatives (ISP, Absolute, Galaxy, MERPS, etc)

How do I apply?
Closing date for applications (midnight): 20th October 2018

Please ensure that you provide a strong cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role, we will use the information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV to assess your application.

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.

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Why You?

Basic qualifications:
What qualifications do I need to apply?
You will be university qualified

What skills & experience do I need?
Global procurement leader with experience in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare or FMCG Environment.

Highly developed commercial acumen with demonstrated success in delivering a competitive commercial advantage. .

Demonstrated ability to forge close business relationships with internal and external stakeholders at senior leadership level.

Skilled negotiator adept at managing complex negotiations at management level with both external and internal stakeholders

Project and Change management experience with strong leadership and team development

Working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations

Preferred qualifications:
What else would benefit me in this role?
Global procurement leader in Logistics

Successful multi-year track record in delivering year on year savings in a challenging economic climate

People leadership/management skills, both downward and upward.

Expertise in delivering change programs to switch supply base to achieve lower cost whilst retaining secure supply and service.

Expertise in manufacturing processes and regulatory requirements.

Develop and present persuasive arguments to deliver change and influence stakeholders.

Creative, conceptual thinker, exceptional problem solving/analytical skills.

Able to work in a matrix environment and with a high tolerance for ambiguity.

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 centralized and integrated organization, 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 organization 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:
You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.
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