Supply Chain - Future Leaders Programme (Singapore) 2018

Basic qualifications:

  • Degree in any disciple is acceptable
  • Preference for Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering or Degree in Business with Major in Decision Sciences, Strategy & Policy, Operations Management or Strategic Management
  • Minimum achievement of a Second Upper or GPA 3.0 and above
  • No more than 2 years post graduate work experience
  • Authorized to work within Singapore

Preferred qualifications:

  • Location mobility is required and must be able to travel
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Responsiveness and resourcefulness
  • Good project management skills


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company with a powerful combination of skills and resources that provides a platform for delivering strong growth in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment. The company is the second-largest drug company in the world, with estimated 5.3% share of the world's pharmaceutical market. The business comprises three types of products: prescription medicines, vaccines, and consumer health care products. GSK's mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

What's this area all about?

Our supply chain is the lifeblood of GSK. The better it flows, the better we serve our patients and consumers, and the greater our competitive advantage.

Everything we do is for the person at the end of our supply chains, to help them 'do more, feel better and live longer' through leveraging a single end-to-end supply chain organisation, from procurement to delivery-to-customer.

As a Supply Chain graduate at GSK, you can expect to gain awareness and understanding of the end to end Supply Chain and gain experience in different functions such as;

  • Manufacturing: Be involved in ensuring GSK makes right products and delivers them to the right place at the right time
  • Contract Manufacturing : Responsible for Sourcing, Contracting and Managing the External third party operations for the products or services add up to the overall product portfolio of GSK in the Region
  • Supply Planning : Be involved in supply planning and end-to-end delivery and cost optimisation across sites/markets in the region
  • Customer Service and Logistics: Be involved with the Warehouse and Distribution network, interfacing with Logistics Service Providers and external customers.

We are transforming the way we work with our customers and consumers to deliver the Commercial ambition whilst supporting our overarching values of consumer first, integrity, transparency and respect.

What will the programme be like?

This three-year programme involves different rotations to give you wide experience within different roles and working environments, alongside a number of training courses. Throughout the programme, you will have numerous opportunities to meet with other graduates for training, and networking events. You will undertake a number of core training and personal development courses, alongside additional opportunities arranged using your personal training budget.

Joining our global manufacturing and supply (GMS) division, you'll undertake business-critical roles.

What will I learn?

As a graduate you will have the chance to develop your skills in an industry that is making radical changes to the way it develops and manufactures products. In supply chain, you will gain awareness and understanding of the multiple functions and steps involved in an end to end supply chain to deliver optimum value to the business and the customer. We are developing new, state-of-the-art technologies all the time and we'll give you the support and inspiration to plot your own career development.

Where can I work?

Initial roles are within your local country. But we're a truly global organisation, so you may find the opportunity to gain international experience in the future.

What's expected of me?

We'll expect you to get involved in managing projects and prioritising a variety of tasks effectively. This means you'll need to build working relationships with people at all levels of our organisation. In addition, you'll analyse information and report your findings, so we can identify and understand trends, insights and facts. We'll also look to you to help research and source this information. Not least, we want you to keep developing new skills and knowledge wherever you find the opportunity.

What do I need to succeed?

A relevant degree and strong technical skills are just the start. You'll need ambition, a genuine interest in the healthcare industry and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We're looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It's also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. As rotations may be located in different sites, flexibility with mobility would be expected. While you've the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you're a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you'll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.

How do I apply?

Click the Apply Now button to submit your application today. You will then be requested to enter your personal information and then submit your responses to two questions about your interest and motivation to work for us.

Essential Programme Criteria

Before submitting your application please ensure that you meet the essential criteria for the programme that you are applying to and that you provide this information accurately. Please note that if you do not meet the essential requirements of the programme, you may receive an automatic response, declining your application.

Online Testing

As part of our selection process we may ask you to complete between one and three online assessments. You will receive an email from us with a link to a personalized 'my assessment' homepage where you can access your first assessment. Please note, you will be given 72 hours from receipt of this email to complete your first assessment. If you don't complete the assessment within 72 hours, it will expire and your participation in our selection process will come to an end.

We would like to advise you to review your email daily to check whether you have been sent your first assessment.

Timeline & Assessment Process

Our robust recruitment process includes online application, online testing, video interview and assessment centre.

Applications open on September 11 and close on 19 Oct 2017

Late submissions will not be accepted.

It is expected that our Assessment Centre will run in End November/December 2017

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss your requirements in confidence.

For more information on the Future Leaders Programme, please visit our website

Contact information:

You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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