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Procurement

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Ben Lau
Procurement
UK

Procure items and improve lives

Help us spend wisely and innovate, so we can help people do more, feel better, live longer.

We’re looking for Future Leaders in Procurement

Are you an adaptable graduate with a keen interest and creativity to negotiate, problem solve and innovate? Join us and make an impact on our business on a whole range of levels.

Procurement operates across 50 countries, making it a truly global function. And our team does more than buy goods and services – they help bring innovation and value to the entire business. Working with these highly skilled professionals, you could be involved in a wide variety of initiatives. You could bring a new product technology from our suppliers to our patients. Or perhaps create a value-driven ad campaign with our social-media partners to reach new consumers in emerging markets. With a stream of diverse and absorbing projects, Procurement is a fascinating area with tremendous scope for progress.

 

Audrey's experience at GSK

"Whatever job you do at GSK, there's always a real sense that our work plays a part in improving patients' lives."

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Develop your career

Over two and a half years, our Future Leaders graduate programme will challenge and support you to grow professionally and personally. You’ll have three fascinating rotations that will give you a thorough grounding in procurement management. You’ll explore direct and indirect procurement, with an international perspective, take responsibility for managing spend across a range of different categories and get involved with transversal projects. Throughout the programme, you’ll work closely with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve value for money for us, and ultimately, the patient or consumer.

With first-class support and development opportunities, you’ll take your career into leadership roles and help us achieve our commercial ambitions.

What can you expect?

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • discover the best ways to boost the profitability of a leading healthcare company
  • hone your skills by getting involved in development opportunities including formal training that will equip you to become a leader of the future and inspire action through influencing and negotiating
  • develop purchasing and negotiation strategies, and demonstrate project leadership
  • negotiate at senior or executive management level with our supply base
  • gain in-depth and cross-sectional insights into the GSK Procurement function and partner with business functions such as finance and legal
  • lead contract negotiations and review financial proposals
  • manage spend across multiple functions, including marketing, manufacturing and research
  • bring positive changes to the business through creative and innovative ideas
  • build your leadership and management skills by mentoring/coaching others and leading project teams

What are the requirements?

You’ll need:

  • an interest in Procurement, the commercial world and the healthcare industry
  • to work as a business partner, building strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • the ability to create effective working relationships globally and a natural drive for team work
  • the ability to adapt to change and work under pressure
  • excellent communication skills that can help you influence
  • strong problem-solving skills that are driven by curiosity
  • confidence to deal with complexity and ambiguity, good project management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks

Ben's experience at GSK

GSK’s values stay strong to its heart; it’s a company with a proud diversity in the people they invest in.

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How to apply

Apply now to solve tomorrow’s health challenges today – and you could join over 94,000 dedicated people across 96 markets.

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