Exciting minds with our Future Leaders programme – Procurement
Applications are open!
To apply for this role please do so from our Career web site at the link hereunder:
Education required: Master degree in a business, technical or scientific field. An additional Master degree is an asset
Language requirement: Must be fluent in Business English (written and spoken)
Start date: September 2022
Assessment centre dates: Early 2022
Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough matching candidates.
Want to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges?
With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.
Develop your career
If you’re a graduate with the talent and ambition to lead others, we’ll help you develop the expertise to become one of our Future Leaders.
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 in 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 will you do?
You will discover the best ways to boost the profitability of a leading healthcare company
You will get 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
You will develop purchasing and negotiation strategies and demonstrate project leadership
You will negotiate at senior or executive management level with our supply base
You will gain in-depth and cross-sectional insights into the GSK Procurement function
You will lead contract negotiations and review financial proposals
You will manage spends across multiple functions, including marketing, manufacturing and research
You will manage projects, prioritize tasks and build relationships with people at all levels of the organization across the business
You will have the chance to deepen your leadership and supply chain technical skills
You will partner with business functions such as finance and legal with the opportunity to lead contract negotiations and review financial proposals
You will bring creative and innovative solutions to the business to drive change
Tailored training – and great career progression
We’ll tailor your training and development to suit your talents and ambition, as well as our business needs, setting you up for success in your chosen niche. Rotation assignment vary across a number of Procurement areas, such as direct or indirect category management, site Procurement, local country Procurement, and project or operations roles. After completing the programme, you will typically have full accountability for an area of business spend to then move into senior management roles. There’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself.
You’ll be excited by the thought of:
discovering the best ways to boost the profitability of a leading healthcare company
honing your skills on a tailored development programme
developing purchasing and negotiation strategies, and demonstrating project leadership
negotiating at senior or executive management level with our supply base
partnering with business functions such as finance and legal
leading contract negotiations and reviewing financial proposals
managing spend across multiple functions, including marketing, manufacturing and research
bringing positive changes to the business through creative and innovative ideas
building your leadership and management skills by mentoring/coaching others and leading project teams
a Master degree in a business, technical or scientific field. An additional Master degree is an asset.
a previous experience in purchasing is an asset
to be Fluent in English (written and spoken)
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
the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement
good project management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks
Our Future Leaders programme is designed to accelerate the development of graduates who don’t have significant previous professional work experience in the area to which they are applying. Of course, many graduates who join the programme have worked while studying or after graduation. If you’ve already developed substantial experience working in a professional role in your sector, while you would be able to apply for this programme, you may also want to look at direct entry roles in our businesses, as these may be the best way to build on your existing skills and expertise and develop a career at GSK.
A competitive base salary
An annual bonus based on company performance
Access to healthcare and wellbeing programmes, pension plan membership, savings programmes, time off and childcare support
Employee recognition programmes which reward exceptional achievements
Long term incentives through share ownership link your rewards to our longer term performance
On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programmes.