ViiV Healthcare Supply Chain Industrial Placement, UK 2024

Business/Economics/Supply Chain & Logistics.

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We take on some of the biggest healthcare challenges in the world to deliver results that matter. We prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines, focusing on science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies.

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We invest in 4 core therapeutic areas: Infectious diseases, HIV, Oncology, Immunology/Respiratory and future opportunities to impact health at scale.

Looking to gain valuable real world work experience and help positively impact the health of billions of people?

Apply for a ViiV internship today!  

A ViiV internship offers you the opportunity to kickstart your career – to take on a real role with genuine impact! You’ll take on challenging, serious work on live projects or assignments. You’ll also get to learn from us, develop your skills and gain valuable experience for wherever the future takes you.  

ViiV Healthcare is a specialist company established by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer in 2009, with the addition of Shionogi in 2012 after working together on the development of several drugs. We are focused solely on the research, development, and commercialisation of medicines to treat HIV. 

Our aim is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any company has done before and take a unique approach to deliver new and effective HIV medicines as well as supporting communities affected by HIV. 

With a Supply Chain role in ViiV Healthcare you will be part of a team that is integral to our success. You will work in an agile, innovative, and supportive team, with accountability for the delivery of key business projects. Throughout the placement your team will offer support through training and development to ensure that you are able to grow and take away value experiences from the year.  

The Supply Chain IP student is a functioning member of the Supply Chain team and supports delivery of our objectives through assuming responsibility for several tasks. They will get an opportunity to join the corporate Supply Chain team, be exposed to many areas of a pharmaceutical company and specifically the end-to-end Supply Chain, as well as gain experience and develop significant skills in day-to-day problem solving across a variety of supply chain scenarios.  

Key responsibilities: 

Leading the day-to-day operational management of ViiV’s medically critical product which may include preparing for and leading the key governance meetings, day to day issue resolution, daily contact with GSK Supply Chain and Pfizer manufacturing sites and reporting to management. 

  • Developing and presenting on supply chain performance which involves root cause analysis and stakeholder’s interviews to investigate Supply Chain performance and organisation of guest/speakers or special topics, as required. 
  • Under the direction of ViiV Head of Quality, facilitating the ViiV Supply Chain team risk management process to ensure compliance with global policies and mitigate risk in ViiV’s supply chain.
  • ViiV Supply Chain team support for accessing data in supply planning systems, like SAP APO and SAP Ariba, to enable supply security across the portfolio.
  • Supporting technical and /or quality projects, as required, and as aligned to personal development objectives of the placement.

Education required: To apply for this placement, you must be:

Currently studying an Undergraduate Degree in any discipline. 

Other requirements: You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You must be enrolled at a UK or ROI university for the duration of your placement.  

If you have already graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and are currently studying a postgraduate Master's, you are not eligible for this programme.

Who are we looking for?   

  • Strong learning agility 
  • Someone who is curious, keen to learn and responsive to feedback 
  • Appetite to work in a cross-functional team, building strong relationships with key stakeholders  
  • Adaptability to change and working under pressure  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills  
  • Highly motivated to deliver beyond expectations and communicate with team effectively 
  • Great project management skills and the ability to prioritise   

What do we offer you?  

  • A salary of £23,400 plus a bonus  
  • Access to GSK resources, including employee assistance programmes, private healthcare and well-being programmes.  
  • On-the-job experience, training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching and mentoring  
  • A GSK placement which gives you the opportunity to take on a real role with genuine impact 
  • You will join IPUnite, GSK’s community of over 250 students across all UK sites and business areas, run by the Industrial Placement students committee  
  • Once you accept your offer you will be invited to join LinkedIn groups and pre-joining webinars, to enable you to connect and network with new students

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Job ID Number: 379425
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  • Deadline
    October 11th, 2023
  • Starting
    June 2024
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    £23,400 plus a bonus + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Location
    Brentford (London)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
Also Accepting...
  • All STEM disciplines
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