Commercial Spend Manager

Brentford, UK; Poznan, Poland
Competitive salary and bonus plan
01 Mar 2024
08 Mar 2024
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Contract type
Full time
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GSK has a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, and live longer. This mission is out of date and should be replaced by the current strategy.

The role of the Commercial Spend Manager is to ensure Pharma Logistics (PL) has robust freight spend management processes in place, lead the delivery of the PL Freight Settlement service and PL Commercial Model, providing spend visibility to the Global GSK Regional Supply Chains, Finance, Procurement and our 4PL and 3PL Logistics Transport Partners.

We create a place where people can grow, be their best, be safe, and feel welcome, valued, and included. We offer a competitive salary, an annual bonus based on company performance, healthcare, and wellbeing programmes, pension plan membership, and shares and savings programme.

We embrace modern work practices; our Performance with Choice programme offers a hybrid working model, empowering you to find the optimal balance between remote and in-office work.

Discover more about our company-wide benefits and life at GSK on our webpage Life at GSK | GSK

In this role, you will:

  • PL financial control:

Design, embed, and deliver PL financial control processes.

Ensure PL is properly positioned in GSK corporate financial control and review processes.

  • PL Project support

Provide Financial SME support to the new Freight Settlement process (CIS)

Drive ad-hoc improvements to current Freight Settlement processes until CIS is in place.

  • PL Freight Settlement service

Service owner accountable for the definition and delivery (largely through outsourced provision) of the PL Freight Settlement process, from invoice generation to payment and allocation.

Influence other stakeholder groups involved in the freight allocation and payment process, largely SC Accounting (trading partners), to ensure end-to-end robustness of freight payment, allocation, and reporting processes.

  • PL Commercial Model

Accountable for the definition and delivery of the PL Commercial model, including:

Audit and approval of the commercial model process/results

Budgeted setting with PL and across all Regional Supply Chain customers of the PL Operation service

Support in independent rate benchmarking and setting processes (alongside Logistics Procurement)

  • Manage PL financial stakeholders.

Identify and maintain relationships with key financial stakeholders, including (but not limited)

GMS finance (VP/SVP level)

Regional Supply Chain finance (VP / Snr Director level)

KN finance (VP level)

  • Management Monitoring (MM)

Ensure the monthly Management Monitoring audits covering the Cost to Serve Process are completed and reported as scheduled to the Head of Cost to Serve

Accountable for the financial processes of the Pharma Logistics managed annual freight spend of £85m-£100m. Freight accruals of £8m-£12m a month and ad hoc project budgets.

Why you?

Qualifications & Skills:

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

  • Strong experience in working in finance leadership roles, ideally with experience of outsourced service models. Experience working closely with external partners for service delivery.
  • Experience in or excellent awareness of supply chain/logistics
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work off own initiative and comfortable with delegated responsibility.
  • Analytical with excellent attention to detail. Resilience – ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to direct peer-level staff internally and externally set objectives and drive performance.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Highly effective change management and problem-resolution skills.
  • Demonstrable leadership backed up by considerable influencing abilities.
  • Change management skills and ability to construct business proposals.
  • Experience in supporting internal and external audits of controls.

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