Procurement in GSK is a global function, with over 700 employees around the world, based in 50 countries. Global Procurement is responsible for proactively managing more than £12 Billion of 3rd party spend, managing 43,000 suppliers in 92 countries.
Procurement activity includes managing a range of goods and services that can be split into (i) direct and (ii) indirect categories. The direct category includes materials that are purchased that will go into the actual medicines, vaccines and products that GSK sells into markets worldwide. Indirect categories are goods and services that are purchased by the organisation to support its operations and commercial activities, these may include for example: research and development expenditure, marketing services, capital equipment, facilities services, IT and travel.
Global Procurement’s objectives are:
With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Our industrial placements are real roles with real responsibility, where you can gain experience in a purpose-led, performance-driven healthcare business. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.
Procurement operates across 50 countries, making it a truly global function. And our team does more than buy goods and services – they help bring innovation and value to the entire business. Working with these highly skilled professionals, you could be involved in a wide variety of initiatives. You could bring a new respiratory product technology from our suppliers to our patients. Or perhaps create a value-driven ad campaign with our social-media partners to reach new consumers in emerging markets. With a stream of diverse and absorbing projects, Procurement is a fascinating area with tremendous scope for progress.
Your year with us will be spent working as part of a team on structured and challenging projects and activities. The Procurement department support all GSK business areas, including manufacturing, sales and marketing, corporate functions and research and development (R&D). This diversity of projects is reflected in the range of placements available. Wherever you’re based, you’ll put into practice the business skills you’ve gained at university, learn from experienced colleagues, and network with a wide community of business professionals, customers and other undergraduates.
The knowledge and experience you gain will help you to stand out from the crowd and give you a firm idea about your future career options. As well as learning all about Procurement, you’ll develop core personal skills such as communication, planning, organisation, problem solving, team-working and networking.
Our ideal student will have:
Start date: Summer 2022.
Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications.
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