- Master level in economics or Business management, or industrial management
Specialized master in procurement would be a strong advantage
- 5 to 8 years procurement experience including relevant experience and functional knowledge of category management, sourcing strategies design and implementation, supplier relationship management, tendering, stakeholder management, negotiation.
- Experience in dealing with contractual and legal matters
- Strong negotiation and communication skills
- Sound knowledge of finance including should-cost modelling, P&L and balance sheet
- Experience in managing cross-functional projects and drive change
- Relevant experience of highly regulated environment
- Business acumen. Sound understanding of biological or pharmaceutical sector;
- Solution oriented, creative, conceptual thinker, capable of identifying novel solutions,
- Customer focus, active listening skills with an ability to challenge with tact, in the interest of GSK
- Impact and influencing skills, both internally and externally.
- Ability to build a strong network with relevant internal clients
- Ability to navigate in complex matrix organization
- Ethical behaviour
- Fluent in French and English
- Develop and implement sourcing strategies to meet global GSK Vaccines business targets of patient safety, assurance of supply, compliance and cost effectiveness.
- Ensure operational support and supply continuity for all critical raw materials in scope.
- Develop market knowledge to identify potential opportunities for GSK Vaccines. Perform market analysis, benchmark and understand different possibilities of strategies applicable for the various spend categories
- Implement selectively and nurture a supplier relationship management model with the main suppliers of the categories in scope.
- Lead and/or support a number of risk securization, value creation and supplier simplification initiatives.
- Develop a pro-active and effective communication with a network of local buyers. Ensure they understand, support and enforce the agreed procurement strategies in their respective sites.
- Create internal alignment with all departments (QA, TLCM, R&D, Operations, Logistics, Regulatory, etc…) ensuring “one voice to the external world”.
- Assume a procurement ambassador role by aligning department’s strategies with MPU (Manufacturing Production Unit) priorities.