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Supply Chain and Business Industrial Placement

Job description

Supply chain management is all about ensuring we can supply our life-saving and life-enhancing products to people around the globe. Making sure that the right products arrive at the right time in the right place is no easy task.

We offer a wide variety of supply chain placements, from forecasting demand, production planning, raw materials management, to warehousing and supply chain logistics. Wherever you are based, you’ll be getting stuck in and playing a key part in ensuring our products reach our patients and consumers in an efficient and timely manner.

During your placement you could be involved in a range of activities, such as:

  • Project management – leading and delivering improvement projects
  • Working with suppliers, customers and colleagues from around the world
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Distribution chains for complex products that require changing temperature for sensitive goods
  • Demand review (including gathering and understanding market intelligence on forecasts and supply chain complexities)
  • Inventory management
  • Building strong relationships with key third party suppliers
  • Working with suppliers, customers and colleagues from around the world.

Whichever role you go into you will be applying the skills you already have and developing new skills such as; team working, negotiation, problem solving and project management.

Roles available

  • Role1 - part of the Consumer Healthcare organisation and you would be joining the Global Programs team within Contracting Manufacturing & Operations (CMO). This role involves working on a wide portfolio of projects within GSK and with our external third-party suppliers.
  • Role 2 - ES Risk, Compliance and Operations. Includes participating in RMCB leadership meetings and using creative skills to improve and/or reenergise existing ways of working. The opportunity to understand the risks that lie across the business and learning to use the tools within RMS to track risks and ensure adherence to process. Supporting members of the team to collate and analyse data to help solve a problem.
  • Role 3 - supporting the CORE Analyst and Business Process/Systems Managers in ad hoc reporting. Including systems administration, collating and analysing data to help solve a problem, Understanding and looking for insights into the data to enable more informed business decision making. Involvement in development and implementation of new processes in External Supply and initiatives as part of continuous improvement in the business.
  • Role 4 - will provide support to the regional operational supply teams who manage the day to day relationship with our CMOs to ensure efficient, timely and reliable supply of products. Supporting the management within the Europe region. in ensuring continuity of supply for products/brands, Investigating and mitigating gaps in continuous supply. Liaising with quality, technical & procurement on various projects, utilising relevant systems to create master vendor data.
  • Role 5 - as part of the ES projects team Activities including assisting with the development of business cases and financial estimates, developing and tracking project plans to implementation, and managing stakeholder engagement throughout the project.
  • Role 6 - will support the GSK External Supply Quality team. In Recording, monitoring and trending Key Quality Performance Indicators (KPI). Developing improved reporting, audits, MM, GEMBA and review of procedures. Participate in projects to drive periodic review of Quality Systems and Support communication and monitoring of quality data and information between CMO and ES Quality
  • Role 7 - working with the Oncology team and wider Third-Party Sales teams and externally with Novartis External Supply Organisation. role will include supporting the cutover transfer plans, monitoring adherence to plan; identifying areas for improvement and managing implementation. There will be scope for additional development work as we move through the contract life cycle and support of wider Third Party Sales initiatives.

What we are looking for


Must be studying an undergraduate degree in engineering, business, maths, science or a related subject.

You will have completed a minimum of two years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.

Accepted degree subjects

  • accounting and finance
  • environmental science and ecology
  • business and management studies
  • physics
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • geology and geographical science
  • health sciences
  • biology and life sciences
  • engineering management
  • civil engineering and construction
  • medicine
  • transport engineering
  • agricultural sciences
  • food sciences
  • mechanical engineering
  • pharmacy and pharmacology
  • mathematics
  • aerospace engineering
  • economics
  • marketing and advertising studies
  • chemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • materials science

Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Additional details: the Virtual Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in the latter part of November/ early part of December 2020.

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date. Applications will closed when we have filled our virtual assessment centre dates.

This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2021

  1. Eligibility form
  2. Online assessment
  3. Application form
  4. Virtual assessment centre

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 16 October 2020

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Closing date:  16 October 2020

Expires17 days

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