Job description Posted 30 October 2020

External Supply Category Manager

GSK House, Brentford (Initially Remote Working)

Contract Until 30/04/2020

Pay: £355 per day (Inside IR35)

Job Purpose:

Manage External Supply strategy and sourcing with a focus on designing, developing and implementing value stream strategies by dose form, engaging with internal stakeholder to understand business requirements, understanding and using market intelligence to develop strategies, leading supplier negotiations and execution of contracts , supplier relationship and performance management , ensuring the integration of new business to identify and deliver benefit and savings from all CMOs aligned to the Category team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate benchmarking and collation of supplier intelligence data, relative to strategy and dose form area. Fully understand and develop market intelligence for the category group to understand the category CMO supply base and areas for opportunity, ensuring alignment with the holistic Externa Supply network strategy and principles.
  • Deliver Cost Reduction targets and identify future opportunities. Accountable for the delivery of the financial plan relating to the category, including PPV, savings, OPEX items such as headcount, project costs, write-offs, capex. Ensure all value contributions are captured and reported.
  • Relationship management, performance monitoring and agreeing performance improvement plans at a strategic level with all CMO aligned to the category ensuring that key performance targets are created & met, that performance problems are resolved, and that continuous performance improvement and innovation is delivered
  • Leading strategic projects across cross functional teams that include Supply, Procurement, Quality and Technical to identify global, regional and local business requirements to support the development and approval of the sourcing strategies, supplier selection and contract execution. Leading strategic contract, key terms and price negotiation.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholder across GSK to support strategy and procurement development within the category understanding of the CMO capabilities, supply costs and pricing on a global basis.
  • Ensure delivery of Procurement fundamentals of compliance, contracts, risk etc. within the category area in alignment with the Procurement Operations Manager
  • Delivering key initiatives in support of the ES Strategy including but not limited to establishing a preferred CMO network, driving forward Portfolio Optimisation, ensuring alignment with GMS Regional strategies, establishing SRM and leading savings ideation opportunities.
  • A thorough understanding of savings methodology, source plans supply analysis and managing spend categories.