Procurement Site Liasion Manager at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK employs over 97,000 employees in over 100 countries worldwide.GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is one of Africa's largest consumer healthcare companies, producing leading brands such as Lucozade, Ribena and Panadol.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Procurement Site Liasion ManagerRequisition ID: WD92966Location: Lagos, NigeriaFunctional area: ProcurementJob type: Full timeJob Purpose/Key ResponsibilitiesProduction procurement supports the commercial ambitions of gsk by providing procurement services to gms for production materials and site indirects.  The key mechanisms for this delivery are the sourcing and selection of suppliers, supplier relationship management, and risk mitigation.The site liaison manager (slm) is responsible for partnering with the site to ensure its priorities and business requirements are understood, and for delivering a high level of customer service and support.The success of the shared service model relies on the relationship between the service provider and customer to deliver the service to meet agreed business requirements.  This role will require high level influencing and teamwork/customer focus.AccountabilitiesServe as the ambassador for production procurement and represent procurement to the site leadership teamDelivery of site procurement plan and savings targetsAlignment of production procurement activities with site prioritiesResolution of procurement-owned supply issues and communication of root cause and corrective actions to siteDeliver excellent customer service, and maintain a high level of visibility and performance with site stakeholdersServe as the main procurement point of contact for the site, and primary site contact for procurementDevelop monthly site le and review financials with slt; track actuals & address discrepanciesLead and coordinate procurement strategy events and procurement cogs reviews at siteOwnership and management of site riskpacks and ownership of supply risks identified on the site risk management systemSite business requirements communicated to commodity managers and addressed in sourcing strategiesResponsibilitiesManage and influence key business and procurement stakeholdersIdentify and drive savings opportunitiesUpdate site on procurement initiatives, planned projects, changes to category responsibility, etc.Drive and monitor implementation of procurement activities (e.g., projects, strategy implementation) at site, and update site on the status of key projects and supplier changesSupport site working capital initiatives;  identify and lead opportunities to reduce inventory costsEnsure site compliance to issue escalation process. Escalate 2nd touch supply issues, as neededCommunicate key site information (e.g., site strategies & priorities, budgets, financial targets) to commodity teamsSupport site finance with annual budgeting and standard setting processesInput in to project investment proposals, as requiredAssess contract coverage for key materials and services and highlight risks with commodity managers and siteAssist site with material costs for new products (contract manufacturing, product transfers & product line extensions);  work with commodity teams to establish supply chainsAdvise site staff on relevant procurement policies, ways of working and responsibilities.  Conduct training, on procurement policies, as requiredSupport key supplier relationship managementShare and implement best practice across the slm communitySupport data accuracy within site systemsComplexity:High Degree of complexity coordinating support from multiple commodity teams and working within a matrix organizationManaging relationships with other procurement staff remotelyAny interruption of supply results in immediate and extended impact on gsk revenue streamUnderstanding different perspectives and satisfying the needs and expectations of all stakeholders, both within production procurement and the siteManaging interfaces between procurement and the siteBalancing the expectations of both procurement and site stakeholdersAdapting and responding to regularly changing business requirementsBalancing both strategic and operational requirements.

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