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GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British multinational pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare company which has its headquarters in Brentford, London. As of March 2014, it was the world's sixth-largest pharmaceutical company after Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Hoffmann-La Roche, Pfizer, and Sanofi, measured by 2013 revenue. The company ...
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Production procurement supports the commercial ambitions of gsk by providing procurement services to gms for production materials and site indirects. The key mechanisms for this delivery are the sourcing and selection of suppliers, supplier relationship management, and risk mitigation.
The site liaison manager (slm) is responsible for partnering with the site to ensure its priorities and business requirements are understood, and for delivering a high level of customer service and support.
The success of the shared service model relies on the relationship between the service provider and customer to deliver the service to meet agreed business requirements. This role will require high level influencing and teamwork/customer focus.
Serve as the ambassador for production procurement and represent procurement to the site leadership team
Delivery of site procurement plan and savings targets
Alignment of production procurement activities with site priorities
Resolution of procurement-owned supply issues and communication of root cause and corrective actions to site
Deliver excellent customer service, and maintain a high level of visibility and performance with site stakeholders
Serve as the main procurement point of contact for the site, and primary site contact for procurement
Develop monthly site le and review financials with slt; track actuals & address discrepancies
Lead and coordinate procurement strategy events and procurement cogs reviews at site
Ownership and management of site riskpacks and ownership of supply risks identified on the site risk management system
Site business requirements communicated to commodity managers and addressed in sourcing strategies
Manage and influence key business and procurement stakeholders
Identify and drive savings opportunities
Update site on procurement initiatives, planned projects, changes to category responsibility, etc.
Drive and monitor implementation of procurement activities (e.g., projects, strategy implementation) at site, and update site on the status of key projects and supplier changes
Support site working capital initiatives; identify and lead opportunities to reduce inventory costs
Ensure site compliance to issue escalation process. Escalate 2nd touch supply issues, as needed
Communicate key site information (e.g., site strategies & priorities, budgets, financial targets) to commodity teams
Support site finance with annual budgeting and standard setting processes
Input in to project investment proposals, as required
Assess contract coverage for key materials and services and highlight risks with commodity managers and site
Assist site with material costs for new products (contract manufacturing, product transfers & product line extensions); work with commodity teams to establish supply chains
Advise site staff on relevant procurement policies, ways of working and responsibilities. Conduct training, on procurement policies, as required
Support key supplier relationship management
Share and implement best practice across the slm community
Support data accuracy within site systems
High Degree of complexity coordinating support from multiple commodity teams and working within a matrix organization
Managing relationships with other procurement staff remotely
Any interruption of supply results in immediate and extended impact on gsk revenue stream
Understanding different perspectives and satisfying the needs and expectations of all stakeholders, both within production procurement and the site
Managing interfaces between procurement and the site
Balancing the expectations of both procurement and site stakeholders
Adapting and responding to regularly changing business requirements
Balancing both strategic and operational requirements.