What’s this area all about?
Supply Chain is all about ensuring that our products are delivered with quality and value to the patient or customer. Our talented supply chain management teams ensure we deliver four billion packs of medicines and healthcare products a year.
What is this career path like?
This three-year career path involves different rotations to give you wide experience within different roles and working environments, alongside a number of training courses. Throughout this career path, you will have numerous opportunities to meet with other graduates both during training and at networking events. You will undertake a number of core training and personal development courses, alongside additional opportunities arranged using your personal development budget.
Joining our Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) division, you’ll undertake business-critical roles within Pharmaceutical or Consumer Healthcare supply, depending on your area.
As a Supply Chain graduate at GSK, you can expect to:
- Gain awareness and understanding of the multiple functions and steps involved in an end-to-end supply chain, while learning about the synergies and challenges faced when seeking to deliver optimum value to the business and the customer
- Be involved in ensuring GSK makes the right products and delivers them to the right place at the right time
- Gain experience working in and with cross-functional teams, across multiple geographies and cultures
- Benefit from a clearly defined network to support you in your development.
What will I learn?
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of supply chain management in a global pharmaceutical business. We will give you the opportunity to deepen your technical skills and hone your leadership skills so you are equipped to inspire and lead others in the future. Through a rich variety of leadership training, development and mentoring, you will receive the support you need to establish your career aspirations and work towards achieving them.
Where can I work?
Our Supply Chain career path is available in the countries listed below. Roles are within your local country. But we’re a truly global organisation, so you may find the opportunity to gain international experience in the future.
What’s expected of me?
We’ll expect you to get involved in managing projects and prioritising a variety of tasks effectively. This means you’ll need to build working relationships with people at all levels of our organisation. In addition, you’ll analyse information and report your findings, so we can identify and understand trends, insights and facts. We’ll also look to you to help research and source this information. We will want you to take full advantage of the wide range of leadership training that we provide, so you equip yourself to become a leader of the future. Not least, we want you to keep developing new skills and knowledge wherever you find the opportunity.
What do I need to succeed?
A relevant degree and strong academic credentials are just the start. You’ll need ambition, a genuine interest in healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We’re looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. As rotations may be located in different sites, flexibility with mobility would be expected. While you’ll have the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you’ll also be a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you’ll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence other people.