GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Plc Job Vacancy for a Procurement Site Liasion Manager

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

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is one of Africa’s largest consumer
healthcare companies, producing leading brands such as Lucozade, Ribena
and Panadol.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Procurement Site Liasion Manager
Requisition ID: WD92966
Location: Agbara, Ogun
Position: Full time
Job Purpose/Key Responsibilities

  • Production 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
  • 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
  • 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.


  • Serve as the ambassador for production procurement and represent procurement to the site leadership team
  • Serve as the main procurement point of contact for the site, and primary site contact for procurement
  • Develop monthly site le and review financials with slt; track actuals & address discrepancies
  • Lead and coordinate procurement strategy events and procurement cogs reviews at site
  • Ownership and management of site riskpacks and ownership of supply risks identified on the site risk management system
  • Site business requirements communicated to commodity managers and addressed in sourcing strategies
  • Delivery of site procurement plan and savings targets
  • Alignment of production procurement activities with site priorities
  • Resolution of procurement-owned supply issues and communication of root cause and corrective actions to site
  • Deliver excellent customer service, and maintain a high level of visibility and performance with site stakeholders
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  • Manage and influence key business and procurement stakeholders
  • Identify and drive savings opportunities
  • Update site on procurement initiatives, planned projects, changes to category responsibility, etc.
  • Input in to project investment proposals, as required
  • Assess contract coverage for key materials and services and highlight risks with commodity managers and site
  • Assist site with material costs for new products (contract
    manufacturing, product transfers & product line extensions);  work
    with commodity teams to establish supply chains
  • Advise site staff on relevant procurement policies, ways of
    working and responsibilities.  Conduct training, on procurement
    policies, as required
  • Support key supplier relationship management
  • Share and implement best practice across the slm community
  • Support data accuracy within site systems
  • 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 changes
  • Support site working capital initiatives;  identify and lead opportunities to reduce inventory costs
  • Ensure site compliance to issue escalation process. Escalate 2nd touch supply issues, as needed
  • Communicate key site information (e.g., site strategies & priorities, budgets, financial targets) to commodity teams
  • Support site finance with annual budgeting and standard setting processes


  • High degree of complexity coordinating support from multiple commodity teams and working within a matrix organization
  • Managing interfaces between procurement and the site
  • Balancing the expectations of both procurement and site stakeholders
  • Adapting and responding to regularly changing business requirements
  • Balancing both strategic and operational requirements
  • Managing relationships with other procurement staff remotely
  • Any interruption of supply results in immediate and extended impact on gsk revenue stream
  • Understanding different perspectives and satisfying the needs
    and expectations of all stakeholders, both within production procurement
    and the site
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Basic qualifications:

  • At least 6 years experience in a similar role

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree at the minimum in related area

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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