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Procurement Manager


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On-Site or Remote

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Competitive salary and benefits

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*Job description* *Site Name:* UK - London - Brentford, Philadelphia Walnut Street, Upper Merion, Upper Providence, USA - North Carolina - Durham, Warsaw *Posted Date:* Jan 24 2024 *Procurement Manager* *The role will preferably be based in the UK/Poland/US* The Logistics Procurement team at GSK operates on a global scale, leveraging a total cost of ownership methodology to ensure suppliers meet or exceed goals in quality, compliance, delivery, and cost. As a Procurement Manager you will contribute to the category strategy development with the objective of maximising value, innovations, growth and process efficiencies. *In this role you will:* - Support strategic sourcing strategies for a defined portfolio - Lead suppliers and contract negotiations - Deliver Procurement strategy across portfolio - Create and implement Procurement initiatives which improve quality of service and supply and produce significant cost savings across business units or supply networks - Know and utilise complex business processes in all GSK supplier transactions, including all risk/regulatory/compliance requirements - Partner with key stakeholders across global Supply Chain to understand business requirements to deliver relevant strategic procurement solutions - Lead Supplier Relationship Management to enable additional value creation - Ensure suppliers deliver best value by actively benchmarking and negotiating contracts changes - Support sustainability initiatives to meet GSK goals *Key responsibilities: * - Support global category strategies development and execution - Identify opportunities for process optimisation within global logistics network - Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring business alignment on critical objectives - Support budgeting process - Lead tender process, ensure compliance with GSK Procurement policies and procedures - Negotiate contracts with suppliers - Work closely with supply chain team to ensure a smooth and efficient implementation of global category strategy - Evaluate vendor performance regularly and implement improvement plans as necessary to meet quality and service standards *Required Qualifications and Skills:* - Bachelor’s degree in preferred discipline of Business, Supply Chain, Procurement or related filed. - Proven experience in global logistics management role with a focus on global transportation, warehousing and customs brokerage - Category management and strategic souring knowledge and experience - Knowledge of market drivers effecting category and of the latest tools for executing sourcing strategies (Jaggaer, Ariba, etc.) required for annual benchmarking, sourcing, and negotiation process - Negotiations skills necessary for complex negotiations across GSK markets - Experience in managing the delivery of global scale projects and change management *Other Capabilities / Characteristics:* - Ability to prioritize multiple tasks applying project management skills - Proven ability to provide effective procurement management in complex organisations using technical expertise and analytical skills - High energy, enthusiastic and results driven - Problem-solving skills - Proven ability to work in a matrix environment, with a high tolerance for ambiguity and a collaborative mindset - Good understanding of market drivers effecting category; strong commitment to keeping abreast of trends #LI-GSK *Why Us?* GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. 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