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Country Head of Procurement - Hong Kong

Job Description

Your Responsibilities: 
The Head of Procurement, Hong Kong entails a high degree of interaction and influencing with senior managers both within GSK and external supplier organization. The candidate will be possess research and analytical skills required to develop solutions to complex problems and analyze complex financial proposals

Strategy execution:
• Develop and implement effective ways of working across the Hub, LOC and Category team to ensure a cohesive approach
• Align with appropriate Hub and Global category teams and work in collaboration with these teams to provide local business requirements and market information to support effective collaborative regional and global strategy creation and execution
• Execute sourcing strategies for spend categories in scope of responsibility aligned with the requirements of stakeholders and business partners
• Deliver benefits identified in strategies, local, hub and global, through effective and collaborative strategy execution, aligned to assurance of supply (risk management), quality, service, cost and innovation

Benefit Delivery: 
• Support Global category lead in the creation and delivery of effective regional budgets (Plans of Purchase) agreed with key stakeholders and Finance in accordance with the Spend Management Framework

Drive operational efficiency:
• Ownership of tail management within the in-scope country and challenge it appropriately to ensure no category spend is left outside category scope
• Challenge requirements and educate stakeholder to drive maximum contract and PSL compliance

Business partnering & stakeholder management in GSK:
• Build strategic relationship with a network of senior GSK local/hub stakeholders, to understand business requirements, identify opportunities to create value and to position Procurement’s value proposition. 
• Influence key stakeholders and business partners to support strategy development endorse recommend strategies, support execution and agree how benefit delivery will be budgeted

External supplier relationships:
• Build strategic relationships with key local suppliers at a senior level and lead processes to ensure value is driven from these relationships. Ensure local considerations are accounted global & regional supplier relationships. 
• Influence category teams to ensure hub considerations are taken into account in global & hub supplier negotiations and contracts
• Manage the supply base for the categories within scope through a robust performance management process. Ensure supplier performance is understood and measured.

Supply chain & risk management:
• Transform the supply chain to release value and make GSK more responsive to business and customer needs in close collaboration with Global and Regional category teams – for example in cost control, complexity reduction, simplification, best practise procurement and KPI’s.
• Identify and manage significant risks in the local supply chain. Ensure appropriate mitigation plans are in place and in use and that the risks are communicated appropriately within business units impacted, Procurement and the supply base.


Specialist Experience

• Degree level eg BA, BSc or equivalent
• Fluency in English and Chinese

Required Capabilities:
• Full knowledge to successfully utilize Microsoft tools
• Strong influencing and inter personal skills
• Use of Strategic Thinking to build relationship (with stakeholders and suppliers) and create sourcing plans
• Strong knowledge of Marketing Procurement
• Proven sourcing expertise in Print and Point of Sale categories
• Managing fast, efficient and transparent information flows
• Solve issues/blockage, beware of risks, support implementation and robustly forecast spend and saving



Preferred qualifications: 
• MBA, MCIPS (or US/International equivalents)
• Experience in the healthcare and/or FMCG sectors preferred but not mandatory


Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.

Job Summary

Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong
  • Pharma/Biotech
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
23 December 2018
Applications Deadline
23 February 2019

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