R&D Procurement Manager, Asia

R&D Procurement Manager, Asia

GlaxoSmithKline Pte Ltd
Singapore
8-10 years
Not Specified

Job Description


Job Description :
Job Purpose
This role is responsible for a spend of R&D Category in Asia regionally.
This is a critical scope to deliver GSK R&D pipeline and to manage GSK product life-cycles.
  • To lead the creation, execution and management of the comprehensive regional/local sourcing strategies for the categories in scope in collaboration with the Global Categories Leaders in charge.
  • To support the business by executing the endorsed strategies.
  • To demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the market actors, their capabilities and capacities.
  • To lead direct contracting support end-to-end in China and Japan Markets.

The strategies will take account of functional business needs and therapeutic area needs. The strategies will be comprehensive with BUs requests including GSK LOCs (when relevant), and will be consistent with regional or local needs. More specifically this scope will cover needs coming from lab supplies & equipment, pre-clinical/discovery and clinical studies. The strategies will require internal business requirements building, external market intelligence assessment, strategic spend management recommendations to identify cost savings, and implementation of the strategies and of supplier performance management guidance to deliver the financial and non-financial benefits.
Initiate and drive process optimization initiatives related to procurement process to simplify ways of working with stakeholders and vendors while respecting GSK compliance policies
Help R&D stakeholders to navigate within the Global Procurement Organization and to engage them with the relevant GCM in Corporates Services categories definition and execution (when relevant).
Specialized knowledge - This role requires relevant category sourcing experience and good knowledge of the relevant local supply markets. Proven ability to forge close business relationships with specialized supplier networks is required as well as good understanding of R&D discovery and pre-clinical and clinical process processes and (local) regulatory requirements.
Complexity - For the region in scope, the resourcing strategies will have to embrace :
  • Need of 3 R&D organizations (Pharma, Vaccines, Consumer healthcare as needed)
  • New GSK R&D pipeline priorities and commercial priorities
  • different level of business maturity towards outsourcing (from no outsourced activities to a high proportion of budget)
  • Need to consider make versus buy from an end-to-end perspective
  • Anticipate new local requirements or opportunities

The role requires full compliance with GSK procurement policies, procedures, processes, systems and methodologies.
Responsibilities
  • Align with appropriate Heads of R&D procurement/Global Category Leaders and work in collaboration with these teams to provide local business requirements and market information to support effective collaborative strategy creation and execution. Ensure regional considerations are accounted for in supplier relationships.
  • Execute sourcing strategies for spend categories in scope of responsibility aligned with the requirements of stakeholders and business partners and deliver
  • Have a clear understanding of how global and regional strategies affect local markets and how global and regional strategies align
  • Create and deliver of effective budgets (Plans of Purchase) agreed with key stakeholders and Finance in accordance with the Spend Management Framework
  • Contribute to support spend management and be the regional expert in the spend categories within scope of responsibility
  • Ownership of tail management within the in-scope country and challenge it appropriately to ensure no category spend is left outside category scope
  • Build strategic relationship with a network of R&D stakeholders, to understand business requirements, identify opportunities to create value and to position Procurement’s value proposition
  • Build strategic relationships with key suppliers at a senior level and lead processes to ensure value is driven from these relationships.
  • Influence key stakeholders and business partners to support strategy development endorse recommend strategies, support execution and agree how benefit delivery will be budgeted
  • Manage the supply base for the categories within scope through a robust performance management process. Ensure supplier performance is understood and measured.
  • Negotiate, create, execute and manage effective regional/local contracts with suppliers that will allow GSK to maximize opportunity.
  • Develop and Implement Operational excellence strategies and plans for key regional/local suppliers to drive improvements against KPIs.

Why youBasic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor degree ideally in Business, Finance or Sciences.
  • 8 to 10 years of experience in procurement or commercial environment
  • Demonstrated business acumen and knowledge of R&D categories in pharmaceutical is critical
  • Proven negotiations and contract management skills.
  • Excellent communications and influencing skills in English, both written and spoken
  • Proven ability to work remotely and successfully in global complex organizations
  • Managing fast, efficient and transparent information flows
Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Master degree in Business Management, Finance or Science
  • Ability to multi-task across various requests daily and work independently
  • Ability to engage senior leadership with limited direction
Why GSK
Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.
These includePatient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen

*LI-GSK
Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.
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Our goalis to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.
Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies
GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

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