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Head of Sourcing – Travel, Expense and Meetings

Do you want a role which will allow you to contribute positively to not only your community but the world? Come and join us! Together we can serve the patients around the world to do more, feel better and live longer!

As part of our drive to create a strong employee experience we have a fantastic challenge available for you to transform what we do and how we buy travel and meetings at GSK.

It is a great opportunity to build a long-term strategy for the category, influence behavioural change across all business units and all levels of the entire GSK organisation and drive more value from the supplier relationships that we have across the category.

If you are an action-orientated change agent viewed as a sourcing specialist in the field of travel and meetings this is a great chance to develop a career with purpose at GSK.

Key Responsibilities
Lead a newly formed category team and a data analyst to:
•Create and execute comprehensive global sourcing strategies for travel and meetings with clear and detailed 3-year execution plans to deliver value to GSK
•Manage Sourcing Strategy to ensure structured competitive bidding events with travel & expenses suppliers including spot buys, RFQs, reverse auctions and RFPs
•Negotiate, create, execute and manage effective contracts with suppliers (where required) that will allow GSK to manage risk and maximize opportunity globally.
•Work closely with Travel and Meetings Operations Team to ensure seamless execution of sourcing strategies
•Work with large and complex data sets to draw actionable insights to drive financial business benefits as well as making travel easier at GSK
•Influence key stakeholders and business partners to support strategy development, endorse recommended strategies, support execution and agree how benefit delivery will be budgeted
•Create budgets and performance manage the delivery of the strategic initiatives
•Build strategic relationships with key suppliers and lead delivery of improvement plans to ensure value is driven from these relationships.
•Responsible for the savings for the T, E and Meetings sign off and tracking
•Lead and deliver category plans working closely with operations teams

Closing Date: 6th March 2019
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Why You?Basic qualifications:
•Degree qualified, ideally within appropriate subject
•Travel and meetings sourcing background and/or experience
•Strong acumen of corporate business norms and requirements with a broad understanding of procurement activities along with the ability to adapt quickly to new topics and responsibilities.

Preferred qualifications:
•You will have a high level of proficiency with MS Office programs (e.g. Excel and PowerPoint)
•Experience working in matrix environment
•Travel industry background / experience (ideally air & hotel sourcing)
•Fluency in another language
•Procurement or related certifications are preferred
•Strong acumen of corporate business norms and requirements with a broad understanding of procurement activities along with the ability to adapt quickly to new topics and responsibilities.

Why GSK?:
If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK HR Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Contact information:
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