May 20, 2024

Global Head, Facilities, Real Estate & Fleet Procurement

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA

Job Description

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, UK - London - Brentford
Posted Date: Feb 29 2024

As the Global Head, Facilities, Real Estate, and Fleet Procurement General Procurement Director, you lead the development and execution of the global procurement strategy for Real Estate, Facilities, and Fleet through close collaboration with key stakeholders and supplier partners to drive strategy and encourage innovation while ensuring continuity of supply, setting aggressive goals and objectives; drive team to meet or exceed on an annual basis, and managing risk effectively via well-constructed commercial and contractual agreements with third parties. The Global Head will manage a team of 6. This role will be based out of either our FMC building in Philadelphia, PA or GSK House & eligible for a relocation package.

This role will gives YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Development, execution, and continued maintenance of comprehensive global sourcing strategies aligned with GSK business stakeholder needs
  • Responsibility and management of annual £500m spend related to Enterprise Real Estate, Facilities Management, and Fleet; ensure compliance to project budgets and schedules
  • Significantly contribute to overall organizational goals by meeting or exceeding annual cost reduction and avoidance goals
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring business alignment on critical objectives
  • Keep abreast of market trends and commodity drivers; leverage same to effect strategies and develop annual cost reduction commitments
  • Build a high performing team comprised of existing colleagues and targeted external hires; initiate multi-year talent development plan, including succession

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business OR Supply Chain OR Engineering
  • 15+ years of Procurement experience with large multi-national corporations; focus on indirect categories, including facilities, real estate, and fleet
  • 5 plus years leading a procurement organization leveraging an Enterprise Facilities Management approach across an extensive Real Estate footprint, and utilizing a large sales and perquisite fleet
  • Experience with market drivers effecting category and of the latest tools for executing sourcing strategies (Ariba, etc.)
  • Experience negotiating with both external suppliers and internal stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Master’s degree or MBA

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox.
  • Managing individual performance.
  • Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritisation, execution, delivering performance.
  • Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organisational transformation.
  • Building a resilient organisation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organisation and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit.
  • Managing P&L and capital allocation.


Please visit GSK US Benefits Summary t o learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees.

Why Us?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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