Job description Posted 24 January 2024

Global Category Manager (Procurement)

5 Months

Hybrid twice per month onsite in Brentford  

Pay up to £750 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 Global Category Manager for Tech Procurement is accountable for all sourcing and contract management across their assigned category(ies). This will include the development and implementation of category strategies; the contracting for master/service/product agreements within the categories; the management of supplier relationships that fall outside of the enterprise SRM structure for these categories; effective negotiation with Tech Suppliers, and management of internal stakeholders; and for ensuring appropriate BI and Analytics is maintained for the Tech Procurement Category.

This role will primarily support the R&D Tech Global Category Lead, primarily buying Software and Tech Services

Must have skills

·       Contract negations experience

·       Commercial negotiation experience

·       Tech software / service experience

·       SAS contract / tech service contract experience

·       Experience working across supply and R&D