Procurement and WREF Industrial Placement - 2022 Intake

by GSK

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Job Details

17th October 2021
£22,500
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Business Management, Property/Real Estate, Purchasing and Supply
Greater London
Brentford

Procurement and WREF Industrial Placement

Procurement in GSK is a global function, with over 700 employees around the world, based in 50 countries. Global Procurement is responsible for proactively managing more than £12 Billion of 3rd party spend, managing 43,000 suppliers in 92 countries.

Procurement activity includes managing a range of goods and services that can be split into (i) direct and (ii) indirect categories. The direct category includes materials that are purchased that will go into the actual medicines, vaccines and products that GSK sells into markets worldwide. Indirect categories are goods and services that are purchased by the organisation to support its operations and commercial activities, these may include for example: research and development expenditure, marketing services, capital equipment, facilities services, IT and travel.

What will this placement offer?

Your year with us will be spent working as part of a team on structured and challenging projects and activities. The Procurement department support all GSK business areas, including manufacturing, sales and marketing, corporate functions and research and development (R&D). This diversity of projects is reflected in the range of placements available. Wherever you’re based, you’ll put into practice the business skills you’ve gained at university, learn from experienced colleagues, and network with a wide community of business professionals, customers and other undergraduates.

The knowledge and experience you gain will help you to stand out from the crowd and give you a firm idea about your future career options. As well as learning all about Procurement, you’ll develop core personal skills such as communication, planning, organisation, problem solving, team-working and networking.

Worldwide Real Estate & Facilities (WREF) at GSK

WREF in GSK is a global function with 200 internal staff supported by a network of approximately 3,000 contract staff around the world. Global WREF is responsible for proactively managing a portfolio of over 400 facilities including Manufacturing and Logistics facilities, Research and Development labs and Commercial offices equating to £1.6 Billion of Annual Spend.

WREF’s key activities include:

  • The strategic planning of the Real Estate portfolio to keep up with market trends and ensure our facilities are in the right locations to support our business
  • Collaborating with our Facilities Management suppliers to enable our WREF sites to deliver to our customer’s needs
  • Providing environments that are safe, legal, compliant and sustainable.

What will this placement offer?

Your year with us will be spent working as part of a team on structured and challenging projects and activities. The WREF department support all GSK business areas, including manufacturing, sales and marketing, corporate functions and research and development (R&D). This diversity of projects is reflected in the range of placements available. Wherever you’re based, you’ll put into practice the business skills you’ve gained at university, learn from experienced colleagues, and network with a wide community of business professionals, customers and other undergraduates.

About GSK

GSK are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines products. Our challenging and inspiring mission is to enable people to do more, feel better and live longer by developing innovative products and improving access to healthcare for patients around the world.

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