GSK eCatalogues Analyst Internship, Procurement Department, San José, Costa Rica
About the company
GSK is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. They are a global business with over 96,000 people across 100 countries.
GSK believes in developing innovative medicines and products that will enable people to do more feel better and live longer. This is the challenge that they set to all employees and is what inspires and motivates them to deliver medicines, products and work with communities worldwide. They are a leader in the pharmaceutical industry and believe they are the only company both researching and developing medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organisation’s three ‘priority’ diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and they are very proud to have developed some of the leading global medicines in these fields.
About the internship
The Procurement Department in Costa Rica provides consulting and support to the local Procurement community in Central America, The Caribbean, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Perú, this region is referred to as CariCam Andina.
Among Procurement key priorities are: savings delivery, internal control, contract management, supplier and internal customer management and supply chain management.
The Procurement Team in this Region handles top business projects which have direct impact in our bottom line; hence we need to align our resources where we feel more added value will be delivered to the business.GSK Procurement Latina has identified electronic catalogues as a way to empower internal customers, while at the same time making sure internal controls are in place and fulfilled.
We have a big opportunity to expand the eCatalogues program in CariCam Andina. When we look at the current adoption level most of the countries in the CariCam Andina region, have low to medium eCatalogues adoption. Lack of local support and Procurement team available time constraints are the biggest barriers to expanding the use of this tool further across the procurement community and the local supply base. The key objective here would be to identify opportunities for developing several business impact catalogues, implement them, train local internal users in the use of the strategic tool and develop an organization to foster continuous improvement once the intern leaves.
Acquire knowledge of best practice use of the eCatalogues tool through training with eCatalogue expert. Understand GSK’s procurement process. Network with local teams to share best practice use of tool.
Identify top impact catalogues by country, implement catalogues, conduct training and suggest change management in order to continue building success once the intern leaves.
Increase confidence and use of the tool across CariCam Andina with main focus on CariCam countries, Ecuador and Peru. Increase eCatalogue numbers, categories deployed and spend put through the tool.
Priority should be given to the Central America and the Caribbean countries, Ecuador and Peru
You will have the opportunity to develop strategic procurement skills, engagement and influencing skills, team working, organisational skills for Supplier and User Training, presentation skills and multi lingual skills.
The internship will be based in San José, Costa Rica and will run from approximately June to September 2013 ; all costs will be covered by Global Challenge. Find out more about the internship (PDF - 83KB)
Qualifications and skills
A self starter who will be confident in communicating with all levels of staff and is able to manage his/her time to maximise the overall benefit without face to face supervision. The candidate will be in daily contact with the Procurement team in CariCam Andina and eSourcing Head Procurement Latina.
Good communication and Interpersonal skills.
Advanced Excel skills.
A business and purchasing background is desirable but not essential.
Ability to speak Spanish is advantageous but not essential (but why not try learning a little now?)
We will attempt to provide you with the opportunity to speak with the student who worked with GSK on a procurement project in 2012 prior to your departure.
Applications for this opportunity have now closed.