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Capital Buyer - King of Prussia, PA

King of Prussia, PA
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Basic qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
• Has experience in Capital Projects or Capital Procurement for a large organization and or multinational experience
• Is familiar with contracting processes and procedures
• Has experience of large scale business change projects / programs, including implementing new strategies for capital procurement.
• Has a proven track record working in capital procurement delivering to agreed targets and deadlines.
• Has credibility, strong communication and influencing skills, able to work well both within a team and to self manage in a matrix management environment.
• Has procurement or commercial experience engaging directly with and managing external suppliers and agencies.
• Created performance management reporting and stakeholder management workshops.

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience of coordinating capital buying across complex stakeholder groups

Software Skills:
• Good understanding of MS Office applications: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Good understanding of MS Outlook (email)
• Good understanding of Share Point (Team Site) applications
• Experience with remote team working (live meeting and teleconferencing)
• Experience in Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) and other Procurement systems and processes.

GSK has a global portfolio of sites with capital spend between £700 – 900m per annum. There is a requirement to deliver a strategic coordinated approach to TPS and Construction categories both globally and regionally. This includes working with GSK facilities, Engineering teams and suppliers to deliver best in class cost and project delivery requirements.

The key role of the Capital Category Buyer is to support the Capital Procurement in the US with potential support for Global Capital Categories as required, delivering innovation, supplier relationship management and world class performance for on time delivery and operational efficiency.  Responsibilities will include the implementation of standardized processes where appropriate and total cost of ownership benefits delivery.  The role is to also develop partnerships with key suppliers, including across procurement teams into the contractor base, to drive innovation, performance and trust across the market and GSK US sites.

PLEASE NOTE: This person can be located at any of the US GSK locations, preferably in Pennsylvania (Upper Merion, Navy Yard, or Upper Providence.)

The job holder will be expected to:
• Proactively  identify , develop and execute innovative  sourcing of contracts, under the leadership of the Commodity Manager-Americas, for the following Capital spend categories across the GSK US footprint:
o Technical Professional Services
o Construction Projects
o Equipment – both regional and in collaboration with the Global Equipment
• Working closely with teams within procurement, engineering and capital project delivery.
• Create partnerships and supplier relationship programs to drive performance of existing and new capital projects across the US and potentially global network.
• Lead performance related management of project delivery with suppliers and assist in the mitigation of losses or compensation issues.
• Drive Total Cost of Ownership innovation and strategies deployment into sites
• Ensure the savings reporting and financial benefits analysis of projects, including budgets for sites and to use these models to target and prioritize the highest impact improvement areas.
• Translate successful pilot projects into standards, guidelines and procedures which can be applied across the whole supply chain working with engineering counterparts.
• Have knowledge and experience of Capital Procurement.
• Work collaboratively, and to build strong relationships internally and with external suppliers.
• Have good written, verbal and face to face influencing/communication skills.

The role will ensure that:
• Regional and Global capital procurement solutions are developed and delivered across   GSK -  driving  savings  in 2017 and beyond.
• GSK maintains robust project delivery.

Contact information:
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  • JobId: WD135252
  • Posted / Updated: 9/13/2017