GlaxoSmithKline (GSK ) is one  of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. With a firm foundation in science, we discover, develop, manufacture and distribute vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products. Headquartered in the UK, with major business operations in the US, we employ more than 99,000 people in 120 countries. We discover, develop and market medicines and vaccines that meet patients’ needs and provide value to our customers. We also innovate and market consumer healthcare products that help people stay healthy. Our business comprises three main types of product: prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

If you are looking forward to being a part of a progressive team that drives business, we at GlaxoSmithKline would like to hear from you……

Commercial Procurement Trainee

Role profile

  • Process Purchase requisitions of internal customers
  • Analyze specifications and consolidate requirements for inviting quotations from relevant suppliers.
  • Prepare commercial evaluations and obtain approvals from relevant budget holders
  • Negotiate with suppliers on potential cost reduction prior to awarding.   
  • Raise purchase orders (PO), obtain approvals for POs and follow-up on deliveries.
  • Maintain up to date records of supplier database and scout for new potential suppliers.
  • Responsible for tracking timely deliveries of orders and ensure the supporting documents are available for supplier payments.
  • Generate monthly reports on savings and open POs.
  • Assist Procurement Manager on day to day operations

Personal Profile

  • GCE Advanced Level - in the core subjects
  • Diploma level qualification in Procurement/ Supply Chain/ Material Management/ Business Management OR part qualification in CIMA/ACCA/CIM/ SLIM or equivalent
  • Age below 25 years
  • Good command of the English language (both written and verbal)
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Energetic, fast learner with a positive attitude

 The selected candidate will be on an initial trainee contract for 12 months  and will be paid a trainee allowance. 

Please mail your resume to careers. with names of two non-related referees indicating the post applied for in the subject line.

Senior Manager Human Resources

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

121 Galle Road,