Procurement Senior Manager-Contingent Workers & Consultancy

Basic qualifications:

Master degree in Economics, Procurement or Business Management, MBA would be a plus

5 to 8 years procurement experience in a highly regulated industry

Experienced in the design and delivered of a category sourcing strategy

Preferred qualifications:

Proven track record of managing international cross-functional projects

Successful implementation of transformational initiatives including change management

Evidences of design and implementation of compelling business cases including qualitative and financial impact assessment.

Evidences of proficient communication and influence at senior level in a complex matrix international organization

Ability to nurture a complex network of internal and external stakeholders in an international environment

Good People Management, both downward and upward

Fluent in French & English


Job Purpose:

Contingent Workers (CWs) is a high spend category (GBP 220 mGBP)

An outsourced platform has been implemented in Belgium in 2013 to support the day-to-day operations and complete lifecycle of the CWs population –from recruitment, onboarding to off boarding and reporting/market intelligence. This platform is currently being expanded to other sites in the Vaccines network.

Building on mature procurement processes, the job incumbent will create and implement a vision to bring the CWs category to the next level –Partnering with senior leaders of GSK to drive more value from this key source of talents while continuously mitigating risks.

Consultancy is a lower spend category (ranging from 1 to 10 mGBP annually depending on the strategic agenda of GSK); however highly visible to senior management for the added value it can bring. The job incumbent will support the Vaccines organization in getting the best value for money from consulting companies, in close connection with other Procurement team

Key Responsibilities:

Assume global accountability for the CWs category, managing operations in Belgium and a network of buyers on Manufacturing and R&D sites around the globe

Partner with senior leaders in the company (Vaccines Executive Team level) to bring the CWs category at the agenda and drive the strategic discussion to increase value, control, and reduce risks

Align strategies, processes, rules, tools and systems across all sites in the Vaccines network. In particular, expand the outsourced platform implemented in Belgium to other sites

Drive value and intelligence from the outsourced provider responsible for the management of day-to-day operations. Align the strategy of this platform at global level.

Partner with other Procurement teams to leverage the global size of GSK, share strategies, cross-fertilize on best practices, manage common suppliers, and drive more supplier consolidation

Manage 1 direct report and indirectly an outsourced platform

Partner with the relevant internal and external stakeholders to develop suitable sourcing strategies in different skill sets –Engineering, Quality, R&D, IT, Finance, Procurement,…-- to increase customer satisfaction, reduce time to fill, generate savings, and simplify the vendor base.

Our Offer:

At GSK we provide a supportive working environment, and a range of development challenges and opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages designed to attract and to retain the very best. GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish. GSK is an equal opportunity employer.

The department:

Once our pioneering treatments have been developed, they are manufactured to the highest standards and distributed across the regions that need them most. Accomplishing this as efficiently and quickly as possible can quite literally be a matter of life and death. So it's no wonder that more than 70% of our talented workforce is based within Global Industrial Operations - the essential business unit that manufactures and manages the entire vaccine supply process, from customer order to product dispatch on a global scale.

As the name suggests, it operates in a multi-national context across more than 17 sites around the world, working closely in tandem with colleagues from a variety of disciplines and professions.

The department is structured in operating units that focus on various aspects of the manufacturing and supply process. These include Industrialisation (overseeing the transfer of production from R&D to a commercial level), Supply Chain Management and Technical Services.

Our Company:

GSK is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

GSK Vaccines is one of the world's leading vaccine companies, with a comprehensive portfolio of 39 vaccines for infants, adolescents and adults and 15 more in development. We have more than 16,000 people working worldwide to deliver nearly 2 (1.9) million vaccines every day to people in around 90% (172) of the world's countries.

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