External Supply Associate at GlaxoSmithKline

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Job Title:
External Supply Associate
Years Experience:
0 - It’s an entry-level / graduate role
Average Rating:
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4.6/5
Date of Review: 07th Feb 2013
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How would you describe your job in 2-3 lines?
I help manage GSK's external supply network - which includes companies who manufacture products for GSK.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
I work on sourcing new products and manufacturers, broadening GSK's outreach into emerging markets, implementing operational excellence/lean sigma in GSK and developing strategies for future products.
What are the main positives and negatives to your job?
Positives: Empowering
Fast Paced
Diverse - multiple projects
Strong team culture.
What qualifications and skills are needed to be great at this job?
Self motivated
Energetic
Confident in pushing self
Organised

No specific qualifications required except a good degree - backgrounds are very varied in the function.
What are the best and worst things about your job? Best:
Great culture of people

Nice work life balance

Very nice office which includes restaurants and gym
What hours do you actually work, on average? 8amto 5pm.
Working hours are flexible and you have enough time to have a nice lunch or go to the gym during lunch. There is no late-night or early-morning culture and nobody will micro-manage you. Your time is your own responsibility and most people work until they feel satisfied with what they have achieved in the day.
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