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Procurement Industrial Placement

Who are we?

One of the world’s leading healthcare companies, GSK discovers, develops, manufactures and distributes life-saving vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products such as Sensodyne, Savlon and Panadol.

The size and scope of our organisation allows our people to answer some of the biggest questions facing everyone on the planet – questions about future healthcare needs and questions about building a responsive, innovative, global business to meet them – as well as questions about their own personal and professional growth.

What does a Procurement industrial placement have to offer?

Procurement is a pioneering, influencing function; with over 900 members across more than 50 countries we buy goods and services on a global scale. But we do more in global procurement than just purchase things. We partner with business units to drive value from supplier relationships to support GSK’s strategies and targets to ensure a secure supply in all areas of our business – from consumer health products to pharmaceutical development.  Our 12 month industrial placements offer the opportunity to work with our various teams to support the business requirements both internally and externally. You would engage with key stakeholders across our Pharmaceutical, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare businesses.

The procurement placement is an outstanding opportunity to support the commercial ambitions of GSK and take on exciting challenges and add value to the business.  You will be provided with a solid grounding in Procurement during your rotation in either direct – or indirect Procurement - that will push you to your limits. From day one you will be given direct responsibility to manage spend across various categories working closely with colleagues and stakeholders to deliver value to your customer and ultimately the patient or consumer.

What’s in it for me?

Do you want to work somewhere that’s deeply committed to personal and professional development – offering a range of support and learning opportunities? Do you want trust and respect? Do you want the chance to learn about a company operating with an incredibly diverse collection of businesses and geographies? Do you want to flourish in an environment that plays a vital part in the changing face of the business? Most of all, do you want to enjoy the sense of purpose that comes from leading change in an industry that touches millions every day? That’s what you’ll get at GSK.

What next?

Please go online to find out more about our programmes, including a full list of requirements, and how to apply.

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