Global Category Manager (Consumer Healthcare Procurement)

Basic qualifications:


You are a passionate seasoned Procurement Manager with the following attributes:

  • University qualified with at least 8 years relevant experience managing innovation and new product introduction in a FMCG environment.
  • Relevant procurement experience: Sourcing materials and services, supplier management as well as good understanding of the end to end supply chain cost drivers.
  • Experience in managing complex projects with cross functional stockholders in areas such as R&D, Commercial and Supply Chain all within a FMCG environment.
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes and regulatory requirements within a FMCG environment
  • Exceptional analytical skills using external and internal data

Preferred qualifications:

Experience managing remote team members in a regional or global role for a MNC will be an advantage.


Our Company

At GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) we are dedicated to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, live longer. GSK is one of the world's leading research based healthcare companies, with over 100,000 employees in 150 countries across our Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare business.

We are proud of the difference we make and in 2016, FORTUNE Magazine ranked GSK #1 on its list of companies that are changing the world. The 'Change the World' list recognises companies that have made significant progress in sustainable, scalable approaches to addressing societal problems as part of their company strategy. Put simply, our focus is on improving access and affordability of medicines, regardless of where people live or their ability to pay.

GSK has been present in Asia for over 50 years and our commitment to the region is strengthened by the establishment of our purpose-built headquarters for Asia. Situated in Singapore, GSK Asia House is a further step in our long-standing strategy to grow and diversify our company - emphasizing the globally balanced business we have built over the years. To better support Asia, we focus on developing talent to improve our ability to make the right decisions for healthcare professionals, patients and consumers across the region.

The Role

GSK defined vision and strategy for Consumer Healthcare is to build a business that will deliver industry-leading growth in the years ahead to become the world's first Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare company in the world, driven by science and values. The recent JV with Novartis took the Consumer to 25% of the overall GSK turnover, unlocking exciting opportunities that bring together global brands such as Panadol, Voltaren and Horlicks.

Procurement will play a pivotal role supporting the business to achieve its ambitions, and as a result, a procurement team has been put in place to support each of the Consumer Healthcare categories to drive the business needs using an end to end approach.

In this role, you as the Consumer Healthcare Category Manager will report to the Director of Consumer Healthcare Pain, Respiratory, Nutrition & Digestive Health categories supporting the strategic objective and ambition of the brands associated in areas covering areas such as Risk, Gross Margin Improvement, Value Engineering and Innovation.

Your main pillars of delivery within the role will be:

1.Partner and align with the Category / Commodity Teams to define business requirements for a world class supply base for provision of high quality goods and services able to:

  • Support the delivery of aggressive commercial growth
  • Support market access through strategic supplier sourcing
  • Contribute to product pipeline through supplier sourced innovation
  • Improve cost and margin via Portfolio Optimization, Gross margin improvement etc

2.Source new and novel raw materials / components for new product launches. Responsible for issue management working with appropriate teams for issues that may arise during product launches e.g. supply constraints, material quality issues, etc...

3.Partner with R&D, External Innovation teams on understanding innovation needs. Work closely with Commodity Teams to generate innovation ideas from the supplier base in line with the R&D needs.

What We Can Offer You

GSK's dedication to the wellbeing of our employees is reflected in the benefits we offer; including healthcare for yourself and dependents, performance related bonus, long term incentives and a host of other flexible offerings you can tailor to your own preferences. We also offer a range of employee health and wellbeing programs including our truly unique Partnership for Prevention program, a global commitment by GSK to provide all employees with up to 40 preventative healthcare services bringing to life our mission to: do more, feel better and live longer.

Application Process

At GSK we value diversity and treat all candidates equally. We aim to create an inclusive workplace where all employees feel engaged, supportive of one another, and know their work makes an important contribution.

If you would like to join us in innovating and inspiring changes in the industry, we urge you to apply.

Closing date for applications: 25-Sept-2017

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