Job description Posted 23 January 2024

R&D Procurement Manager

6 Months

Hybrid – London

Pay £470 per day via Umbrella (inside IR35)


Who Are We - GSK?


We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. GlaxoSmithKline plc was formed in 2000 as a result of a merger between Glaxo Wellcome plc and SmithKline Beecham plc, although our history can be traced back more than 300 years to London’s Plough Court Pharmacy in the 1700s.


Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our strategy is to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our three global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture:


·       Our values are Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity

·       Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork



Role purpose / summary


·       The Senior Manager in R&D Procurement will support the Global Medical Communications team with the sourcing, data analysis, contract management, stakeholder management and supplier relationship management across the category.

·       Be the global procurement business partner and align with various internal stakeholders: Other procurement teams, Finance, TPRM team (Third Party risk Management), Global and Local Medical teams…etc

·       Consolidate and analyse complex data in line with the category strategy.

·       Lead and execute RFPs



·       University Degree: Minimum Bachelor’s degree.

·       3-5 -year procurement experience, with indirect procurement expertise.

·       Proven negotiations and contract management skills.

·       Adaptability and flexibility.

·       English proficiency (written and oral), other language will be a plus

·       Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships

·       Demonstrated ability to effectively use negotiation and conflict resolution skills to protect GSK rights and interests

·       Ability to prioritize multiple tasks across multiple projects using project management skills

·       Proven ability to provide effective procurement management in complex organizations using technical expertise and analytical skills


Must have skills

·       Good knowledge of the RFPs, RFIs and e-sourcing processes.

·       Strong stakeholder management skills are essential.

·       Data analysis capabilities

·       Advanced excel experience