1+ months

Sr. Manager, Direct and Sites Procurement - Rx, U.Merion US

King of Prussia, PA 19406
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - King of Prussia
Posted Date: Feb 24 2021

The Global Procurement Site team is responsible for Procurement across all the GSK manufacturing Sites for Pharma, Vaccines and Consumer. The team covers Direct and Indirect spend, and focuses on the creation and execution of Procurement strategies by creating strong relationships with stakeholders at different levels within the Site.

Procurement is accountable for establishing and nurturing value-focused relationships with third parties. The Procurement Manager Site (SPM) partners with the local Site team in order to drive and support across all the dimensions of Procurement delivery. At a strategic level, the SPM leads the alignment with the Site Leadership Team; ensures the Site business needs and priorities are well understood and supported from Global Category Procurement teams and contributes, directly or indirectly, to the strategic management of key suppliers. From a more tactical perspective, the SPM leads the local Procurement team in the operational management of activities, implementation of sourcing strategies and other global projects. They also ensure that the daily needs and transactional activities are executed in accordance with GSKs policies and SOPs and that the communication provided to the local Procurement team and the stakeholder community is relevant and effective.

The SPM is a delivery-orientated value creating partner. Someone who is well connected to the business and has the strong people relationships necessary to make things happen to create value. Its someone that is so well connected that they find things out, they get to know things from various sources and then they put two and two together to make five. Its someone who can connect the dots. Who can challenge collaboratively and lead others to deliver the value. Someone others are drawn to because they know that that person will help make them be successful. To drive needle-moving value creation the SPM doesnt just need to be a great partner with each Category Procurement team and each Supplier but also need to connect across Sites, particularly those in the same value chain and geography, connect across Procurement, across the Supply Chain and across the business.

The SPM is also excellent at execution, is action-orientated and focused on delivery. They are sharp. Fast. They bring people together to make things happen with traction. They are can do. They get things done. Quickly. The Procurement Manager - Site is a clinical problem solver - whats the challenge statement?, what are the options?, what is the value analysis?, facilitate the decision, then execute and deliver. The SPM needs to influence others to deliver and have the super-powers to unlock and unleash potential and address any challenges and issues that arise.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

Business strategy:

  • Develop and propose long and short-term plans to improve Procurement processes in order to enhance the overall performance of the Site. Provide leadership in the implementation of new processes.
  • Implement Global Procurement processes, policies, guidelines, strategies locally and ensure compliance.
  • Managing interfaces between Procurement and the Site, balancing the expectations of both Procurement and Site stakeholders. Understanding different perspectives and satisfying the needs and expectations of all stakeholders, both within Procurement and the Site.
  • Ensure the Site requirements are taking into account within the definition and implementation of Global Category strategies. Development and robust implementation of Procurement strategies for local categories of spend that clearly meet business requirements.

Procurement Management:

  • Lead the Procurement function at Site (Directs, Manufacturing Indirects and Capex).
  • Develop and manage the Site supply base to meet GSKs requirements: assurance of supply, quality, regulatory, service, cost, and innovation to control costs in a fast-moving environment. Adapt and respond to regularly changing business requirements.
  • Manage the development of a long-term vision for all local purchasing categories to support the growth of GSK. Ensure the approval of this long-term vision by local key stakeholders.
  • For specific Categories, actively negotiate contracts.
  • Reduce the Directs, Manufacturing Indirects and Capex costs of the site. Support the reduction of end-to-end total costs of the Site.
  • Influence the balance sheet of the Site through development and robust implementation of best Procurement practices.
  • Balancing both strategic and operational requirements. Any interruption of supply results in immediate and extended impact on GSK revenue stream.
  • Coordinate support from multiple Category teams and working within a matrix organisation. Manage relationships with other Procurement staff remotely.

Risk Management:

  • Secure the supply chain through integrating a risk management approach as a foundation of Procurement mission. Evaluate and mitigate risk associated with long standing local suppliers and single sourcing.


  • Responsible to select, train, supervise, develop and evaluate local buyers. Lead and motivate team members towards the pursuit of operational excellence and attainment of best practices. In addition, promote empowerment and process ownership.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance
  • 5+ years of operational Procurement experience across multiple categories of spend and some experience of regulated environments
  • Experience working with Procurement tools such as sourcing, quotation analysis, contract negotiation, supplier review, supplier development and others
  • Fluent in English.
  • Experience in finance (cost benchmark & financial audit with key supplier) and legal matters (contracting)
  • Experience in Risk management

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Demonstrated team leadership and ability to motivate and inspire colleagues, and work in partnership with others to drive, implement and support change
  • Exceptional ability to manage sensitive partnerships, strong influencing and stakeholder partnering skills coupled with excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Significant experience working in a matrix business environment
  • Ability to work in high pressure environment, often under tight deadlines
  • Deep financial acumen
  • Strong acumen of corporate business norms and requirements needed; broad understanding of Procurement activities needed; ability to adapt quickly to new topics and responsibilities
  • In depth understanding of external environment & supplier relationship models.
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills across internal GSK teams and external suppliers globally
  • Demonstrated success in leading and improving outsourced services and projects to meet and improve the needs of business.
  • Ability to operate and influence across all business units and across multiple disciplines

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness

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Posted: 2021-02-10 Expires: 2021-04-28

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