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Global Procurement Category Manager Capital Construction Services

Are you a Procurement professional with a proven track record in working with and influencing key stakeholders, creating best in class partnerships with key contractors and suppliers? If so, read on…

GSK have a new role within Facilities, Capital and Logistics Procurement for a Manager, Capital Construction Services Manager .

As a Facilities, Capital and Logistics Procurement, Capital Construction Services Manager you will be operating in a highly complex, multi-stakeholder and cross-functional environment where you will be responsible for developing construction category strategies. You will be executing and implement these strategies in regions, with a strong focus across Europe region (circa 20 sites), addressing c£250m annual spend. You will be also supporting other regions depending on the Capex needs.

In this role, you will work with and influence stakeholders to ensure GSK is leveraging scale, creating best in class partnerships with key contractors and suppliers and delivering quality end user, infrastructure services and construction activities in a cost-conscious manner.

Key Responsibilities

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Global responsibilities for Engineering Services Category through internal analysis, external analysis and strategic options (stage gates A and B) and oversight of implementation (stage C)
  • Oversight of all Capex projects in the region: 3years Capex plan, overall consolidation of Capex spend (for all Capital Teams), identify top critical projects, attendance to Capex governance meetings of the region, overall consolidation of cash improvement savings and sharing information cross Capex team
  • Define & deliver optimised contracting and procurement strategies for major capex projects/capex portfolio in the region dealing with complex sourcing, logistics and quality issues in a fast paced and challenging environment
  • Procurement partner for capex projects/capex portfolio in the region, supported for the packages sourcing by category owners/contingent workers
  • Introduce procurement in the earliest stage of capex projects to define the best contracting and procurement strategies considering the project triggers
  • Accountable to define and execute contracting and procurement strategy of capex projects (e.g. EPCM, EPC, IPD) in the region
  • Accountable of Packages sourcing of capex projects according to category strategies
  • Accountable in contracting and in project execution (e.g. steering attendance, contract management, contractual changes, claim, contract close-out)
  • Manage relationship with main contractors dedicated to capex projects and conduct regular business reviews with senior management to ensure GSK Vaccines requirements are met, employing supplier evaluation and continuous improvement management
  • Role of sharing of supplier’s information/performance/issues with other Category Managers and being supported by them upon request
  • Promote innovation and ideas coming from supplier base to challenge internal position to reduce cost and timing
  • Supervise contingent worker(s), acting a project procurement partner supporting all Capex projects of the region
  • Strong focus in Europe region (circa 20 sites), with flexibility to support other regions in the world, depending on Capex projects needs
  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Master level degree in Business/Procurement or similar
  • Proven Procurement experience across multiple spend categories: Capex or Indirect Categories is highly preferable
  • Experience in Capex projects and Construction is highly preferable
  • Experience in Pharma, Food, FMCG. Life sciences background is a plus
  • Ideally having a strong understanding about technical categories present within all capital projects: building services and process/biotech equipment, construction and technical contractors
  • Strategic sourcing: set-up of long-term strategy for category management (market analysis RFI, RFQ, contract development, contract management, supplier relationship management)
  • Demonstrated ability in managing categories is required, particularly with respect to developing & implementing strategies, stakeholder management and supplier relationship management
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing strategy and managing across multiple geographies and supply chains
  • Extensive experience across key procurement processes:Category strategy and category managementMarket analysisFull end-to-end sourcing process on defined purchasing categories: request for information / request for proposals / request for quotations / request for solutionsNegotiationContract ManagementSupplier Performance Evaluation & Supplier Relationship Management
  • Experience in Lean / Six Sigma tools is a plus
  • Ability to work in a complex and multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent business acumen, analytical, and financial skills
  • Fluent French and English
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong Leadership skills Easiness to communicate and influence Senior Management StakeholdersAutonomous and strong sense of prioritiesResult, value and performance oriented with management / consultancy experience gained in a fast moving, results oriented business environmentTypical interfaces with Director levelBuild network with key stakeholders in order to agree and progress procurement strategies in line with Business requirements
  • Strategic Thinking Flexible thinking: structured, creative, conceptual thinker according to situations and needsLearning agility and continuous improvement mindsetAbility to leverage experience and industry knowledge to continuously motivate change both inside & outside area of direct responsibilitiesStrong Synthesis and analytical skills, ability to extract key information from complex set of data
  • Strong Communication Skills Strong communicator with ability to interact in multidisciplinary environment and work in teams in a highly complex organizationAbility to influence and develop common strategic agendas to the benefit of the company
  • Agility in never ending change environment Ability to influence & adapt behaviours in a changing/evolving environmentChange management skillsAble to develop and present strong arguments to convince of the need for change
  • Category Management Demonstrated ability in managing categories is required, particularly with respect to developing & implementing strategies, stakeholder management and supplier relationship managementDemonstrated experience in influencing strategy and managing across multiple geographies and supply chains
  • Developed and effective negotiation skills Demonstrated ability to effectively use negotiation and conflict resolution skills to protect GSK rights and interests
  • Application Details

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    Global Procurement Category Manager Capital Construction Services

    GSK, Wavre
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    Category Manager, Procurement
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