Oferta pracy

Senior Manager - Glass category


  • Warszawa

    Warszawa, Masovian
  • offer expired 25 days ago
  • contract of employment
  • full-time
  • manager / supervisor
  • remote recruitment

Your responsibilities

  • You manage a spend of up to £45m by creating comprehensive global sourcing strategies, operating with a truly global and strategic mindset

  • You build strategic relationships with a network of senior GSK global stakeholders, to understand business requirements, identify opportunities to create value and to position Procurement’s value proposition. Align sourcing strategies accordingly

  • You create compelling business cases for change and obtain approval to execute from GSK Supply Chain and/or other support functions (Finance, HR) senior management, and to agree how benefit delivery will be budgeted

  • You deliver global benefits identified in strategies through effective strategy execution, aligned to assurance of supply (risk management), compliance, quality, service, cost and innovation

  • You engage stakeholders, Finance and other relevant functions in the sourcing strategy delivery and execution

  • You build strategic relationships with key suppliers at a senior level and lead processes to ensure value is driven from these relationships Ensure BU considerations are accounted for in supplier relationships.

  • You lead and direct category team within scope of responsibility

  • You build the organizational capabilities necessary to implement GSK strategy, now and in the future.

  • You ensure appropriate communication strategy is in place and in use within the relevant Procurement and business customer networks.

  • Develops strategic sourcing strategies for a defined portfolio

  • Requires high cultural awareness

  • Plans, leads and oversees negotiations

  • Build and delivers a Procurement strategy across portfolio or Region/Sub-Region

  • Creates and implements Procurement initiatives/strategies which improve quality of service and supply and produce significant cost savings across business units or supply networks

  • Knows and utilises complex business processes in all GSK supplier transactions, including all risk/regulatory/compliance requirements

  • Understands and business partners the customer group in order to deliver relevant strategic procurement solutions

  • Leads, manages and develops a team of procurement managers to facilitate delivery of the primary role purpose described above

Our requirements

  • Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Science, Business, Finance

  • Significant experience in procurement, leading teams

  • Subject matter expertise in procurement area of Glass Material for manufacturing

  • Highly developed business acumen with demonstrated success in delivering a multi-year strategy ensuring competitive commercial advantage

  • To be able to Build powerful network with Key (Senior) Stakeholders in order to agree and progress procurement strategies in line with Business requirements.

  • To be able to interact with VP / SVP / GM level

  • Demonstrated ability to forge close business relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all management levels

  • Requires significant external supplier and market knowledge of Pharma and/or Biotechnology


  • Skilled negotiator adept at leading complex negotiations with both external and internal stakeholders

  • Good understanding of market drivers effecting category; strong commitment to keeping abreast of trends

  • Finely honed project and change management skills

  • In depth understanding of latest tools for executing sourcing strategies including digital tools

  • Clear understanding business value, business priorities, and potential implementation risks

  • Experience managing the delivery of large projects and with end-to-end service / operations management

  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills

What we offer

  • Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork

  • Career at one of the leading global healthcare companies

  • Contract of employment

  • Attractive reward package (annual bonus & awards for outstanding performance, recognition awards for additional achievements and engagement, holiday benefit)

  • Life insurance and pension plan

  • Company car or car allowance

  • Private medical package with additional preventive healthcare services for employees and their eligible

  • Sports cards (Multisport)

  • Possibilities of development within the role and company’s structure

  • Personalized learning approach (mentoring, online training’ platforms: Pluralsight, Business Skills, Harvard Manage Mentor, Skillsoft and external training)

  • Extensive support of work life balance (flexible working solutions, short Fridays option, health & well-being activities)

  • Supportive community and integration events

  • Modern office with creative rooms, fresh fruits everyday

  • Free car and bike parking, locker rooms and showers

  • Benefits

  • life insurance

  • fruits

  • retirement pension plan

  • coffee / tea

  • leisure zone

  • extra social benefits

  • holiday funds

  • employee referral program

  • charity initiatives

  • one shorter working day

  • sport and recreation cards

  • annual bonus

  • canteen for employees at site (with discounts)

  • flexible working options available for most positions


Almost 300 employees have already joined the ranks of the new financial center, whose headquarter is located in Poznan.

The Polish financial center is a part of GSK global operating model, responsible for serving the European region in terms of Planning & Reporting and Close & Control activities, as well as more complex accounting activities. Similar two units, responsible for serving Americas, as well as for Asia and Australia, are located in Costa Rica and Malaysia respectively. Our regional finance hubs will be centers of expertise that will work together as one finance team to share best practice and knowledge, working closely with other markets and colleagues from our global headquarters in London.

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The role:

In Global Procurement we have a unique opportunity to bring an enterprise approach and knowledge with industry-leading insights, to our strategic priorities and deliver the benefits to our patients and consumers. We’re partnering with business units and using our expertise to drive value, diversity and flexibility from our suppliers to invest in accelerating the discovery, development and commercialization of an exciting pipeline of new products. With a stream of diverse and interesting projects, Procurement is a fascinating area with tremendous scope for progress.

As a Category Manager will have responsibility for vials and components , and reports into Director – Glass categories. The role interacts with senior stakeholders in the supply chain and directly covers up to £45m in spend.