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Logistics Regional Category Manager

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Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Contract: PERM
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Position Overview:
The Logistics Regional Category Manager  is a role operating in a highly complex, competitive environment.  To support the business growth, this role has been created to manage and influence stakeholders enterprise-wide to become advocates of Procurement and secure credibility through demonstrated delivery and win-win partnerships, securing a competitive advantage for GSK in a highly competitive environment. This role will be accountable for managing inbound freight and distribution contracts and to create category sourcing strategies in line with end to end logistics partnership goal of increasing visibility, control and compliance while delivering incremental value to GSK. Additionally, the role also demands strong leadership to drive step change improvement in executing of category projects.

Key Position Responsibilities:
• Accountable for implementation of procurement strategies and delivery of procurement savings across multiple regions for international transportation services.
• Building close partnerships and alignment with in county teams to support the strategy deployment and savings delivery
• Engagement with stakeholders across the E2E supply chain - working collaboratively with all Supply Chain stakeholders (Pharma and Consumer) across the business
• Active involvement in strategy development and deployment of the Supply Chain strategies
• Leading Continuous Improvement and Savings Programmes
• Developing & Embedding Processes & Ways of Working:  champion, imbed & integrate new / revised processes and systems into the region as are they are rolled-out through the centre-lead initiatives (ISP, Absolute, Galaxy, MERPS, etc)


Why You?

Basic qualifications:

Bachelor Degree in Related Field
3-5 years of operational Procurement experience across multiple categories of spend and some experience of regulated environments
Good understanding of Procurement tools such as sourcing, quotation analysis, contract negotiation, supplier review, supplier development and others
Good Ability to motivate and inspire colleagues, and work in partnership with others to drive, implement and support change
Good ability to manage sensitive partnerships, strong influencing and stakeholder partnering skills coupled with excellent negotiation and communication skills
Good knowledge of finance (cost benchmark & financial audit with key supplier) and legal matters (contracting)
Experience on Risk management

Preferred qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills fluent English.
Procurement experience in logistics
Demonstrated success in leading and improving outsourced services and projects to meet and improve the needs of business

Why GSK?:
At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires

Who are Global Procurement at GSK?
We are a centralized and integrated organization, delivering value to GSK through partnership with stakeholders and our supply base. Our team is comprised of 700+ colleagues in over 65 countries. Collectively we manage over £11B in spend across a substantial breadth of spend categories. We do this through an approach centered around Global Category Management and through embedded presence and engagement with our stakeholders in local country teams and manufacturing sites.

What role does Procurement play in delivering the GSK strategy?
Procurement at GSK continues to develop into an important strategic business partner with a high expectation to help create value for GSK not only through delivering savings to the business but from working with great suppliers who help deliver high quality goods and services to GSK impacting both our bottom line and top line growth.

What’s the future for Global Procurement?
We will be an integrated organization with value added business partnering relationships, deep category expertise in the right places, and effective supplier relationship management practices. We are focused on streamlining business processes, efficiently managing a strong pipeline of value-adding projects, and delivering maximum value for GSK





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