Procurement Manager Canada

Your Responsibilities:
To be the interface between the LOC stakeholders or Hubs (collection of countries) and the Global Procurement community to
• Ensure continuity of business
• Direct to the appropriate Regional Category Manager depending on the business requirement
• Support the business to understand the GSK Procurement policies and ensure that users are trained / supported accordingly

To ensure input to and alignment with the creation of Hub and global sourcing strategies, representing the needs of local stakeholders and local markets dynamics, in partnership with regional category team and the Global category teams.

To identify and deliver business benefits aligned to assurance of supply, quality, service, cost and innovation and delivering stakeholders and business partner requirements through execution of category strategies

To drive operational efficiencies by ensuring Contract & Preferred Supplier list compliance as well as managing the Tail spend

To deliver effective budgets (Plans of Purchase) agreed with key stakeholders and Finance in accordance with the Spend Management Framework and aligned to the global budgets together with Global and Regional category team


Strategy execution
• Align with appropriate Hub and Global category teams and work in collaboration with these teams to provide local business requirements and market information to support effective collaborative regional and global strategy creation and execution
• Execute global sourcing strategies for multiple spend categories in scope of responsibility, operating with a truly global mindset and ensuring all applicable LOC or regional dimensions are accommodated
• Have a clear understanding of how global strategies affect local markets and build an education & communication process for regional Procurement leads and business units
• Be the local expert in the spend categories within scope of responsibility

Benefit delivery
• Ensure financial benefits are managed in accordance with the Spend Management Framework approach, ensuring business unit and Finance agreement to financial value delivered and transparency on treatment of benefits in the budgeting process
• Create and deliver effective budgets (Plans of Purchase) agreed with key stakeholders and Finance in accordance with the Spend Management Framework

Business partnering & stakeholder management in GSK
• Build strategic relationships with local GSK stakeholders, to understand business requirements, identify opportunities to create value and to position Procurement's value proposition. Align sourcing strategies accordingly
• Influence key stakeholders and business partners to support strategy development, endorse recommended strategies, support execution and agree how benefit delivery will be budgeted

External supplier relationships
• Execute and manage effective contracts with suppliers that will allow GSK to maximize opportunity globally. Ensure global views on supplier negotiations are taken
• Manage the local supply base for the categories within scope through a robust performance management process. Ensure supplier performance is understood and measured.
• Ensure suitable processes and communication links exist between above country supplier organization structures and local & regional networks to ensure effective process and communication cascade through supplier and GSK network and geographies

Supply chain & risk management
• Transform the supply chain to release value and make GSK more responsive to business and customer needs - for example in cost control, complexity reduction, simplification, best practice procurement and use of KPIs
• Identify and manage significant risks in the supply chain. Ensure appropriate mitigation plans are in place and in use and that the risks are communicated appropriately within business units impacted, Procurement and the supply base

Role dimensions
• Reports to Director level in Procurement organization
• Financial spend responsibility is approximately 50-75 million CAD
• Operate across all countries in a specific Hub/ Region
• Stakeholder interface in GSK is typically Director/VP level with a medium complexity network
• Category complexity is medium
• Supply market complexity is medium
• Seniority of supplier interface is medium
• GSK business impact of the category is high

Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• Degree level e.g. BA, BSc or equivalent.
• Demonstrated expertise in Procurement processes is required, particularly with respect to developing & implementing significant strategies, stakeholder management and supplier relationship management.
• Demonstrated experience in influencing strategy and managing within a LOC (across countries within a region) and business units.
• Demonstrated significant experience in managing projects within a LOC needs and regulation (eg taxes, law, regulation).

Preferred qualifications:
• MBA is an asset
• Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) is an asset.
• Strong influencing and inter personal skills.
• Use of Strategic Thinking to build relationship (with stakeholders and suppliers) and create sourcing plans.
• Strong knowledge of Marketing Procurement.
• Proven sourcing expertise in Print and Point of Sale categories.
• Managing fast, efficient and transparent information flows.
• Solve issues/blockage, beware of risks, support implementation and robustly forecast spend and saving.
• Full knowledge to successfully utilize Microsoft tools.

Why GSK?:
GSK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. GSK is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies, please contact us at

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