Commercial management (Consumer Healthcare)
Exciting minds with our Future Leaders graduate programme – Commercial management (Consumer Healthcare)
We’re looking for Future Leaders in Commercial management (Consumer Healthcare)
Are you an adaptable graduate who’d like to work in a high-energy environment and improve people’s lives? If so, why not join our fast-moving Consumer Healthcare business? Here, you’ll work with household names that are known in more than 100 countries worldwide. You’ll also have the chance to explore new products and markets, launch innovations quickly and further our brands using real consumer insight.
Read about Susie's experience at GSK
"It’s very fast, very dynamic – and I think it reflects our industry. It’s amazing that you can be fresh out of university and the next thing you know you find yourself changing teams every six months, or even changing countries. It kind of forces you to constantly come out of your comfort zone."
Develop your career
Over three years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll have three to four stretching rotations within our sales and marketing functions, where you’ll take on real roles and gain wide-ranging experience across the Consumer Healthcare Commercial business.
In the sales rotation, you’ll work in a customer-facing role. This will give you an invaluable first-hand insight into how our consumers engage with our products. You’ll learn about areas including product merchandising, customer education, new product launches, sales planning, forecasting and stock planning. If you strive for targets, take responsibility and are great at building relationships, you’ll thrive in our talented sales team.
In the marketing rotation, expect to work in areas such as shopper marketing and brand/category management. You’ll learn about our brands, gather insights into consumer and buyer preferences and understand which factors influence overall sales. There’ll be the opportunity to work on media campaigns, brand activations and product launches, while learning how we analyse brand performance and optimise consumer engagement. All this calls for strong analytical skills, an ability to work cross-functionally and a good understanding of customers.
As well as sales and marketing, you could experience areas such as supply chain and finance. This will help you understand how our business operates and how we get our products from our manufacturing site to consumers.
What can you expect?
You’ll have the opportunity to:
- learn how to market leading brands to national, regional and global audiences on a tailored development programme
- gain in-depth insights into our Consumer Healthcare Commercial business
- learn how to manage projects and prioritise tasks
- build relationships with people at all levels of the organisation and with our customers
- learn how to drive sales growth
- train to be a leader who inspires through influence and negotiation
- learn how to adapt in a fast-paced, high-energy industry
- make valuable contacts, including senior leaders and peers, through networking opportunities
What are the requirements?
- to be a proactive and enthusiastic graduate with a talent for multi-tasking
- the ability to adapt to change and stay focused under pressure
- an analytical mind
- excellent interpersonal skills that can help you connect people and ideas to come up with something new
- Commercial awareness – an interest in sales and marketing
Read about Phon's experience with GSK
"GSK’s culture of innovation and technology, to address specific consumer needs, is what most attracted me to apply to the Future Leaders Programme (FLP). The other big appeal was the rotational structure, designed specifically to expose you to different aspects of a successful, global business."
How to apply
Apply now to solve tomorrow’s health challenges today – and you could join 100,000 dedicated people in over 150 countries.
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If you’re a talented, ambitious student or graduate and share our values, this two or three-year programme is an amazing opportunity to build leadership skills and start your career with one of the world’s leading scientific businesses.