Finance and Procurement - Operations Associate, Student Intern

GSK - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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Site Name: Canada - Ontario - Mississauga
Posted Date: Feb 4 2020

Location: Mississauga, Canada

Required Skills: Analytical| | SAP experience in finance / supply chain| Proficient in Excel | Continuous Improvement

GSK Consumer Healthcare is a global, fast-moving organisation, delivering innovative, science-led products that make a real difference to people’s lives. GSK Consumer Healthcare has achieved a leading position in five categories: Oral Health, Skin Health, Pain Relief, Respiratory and Nutrition/Gastro Intestinal (GI) Health. Some of our world-leading and local consumer brands include Sensodyne, Voltaren, Tums and Buckley’s.

GSK Consumer Healthcare is a dynamic business area that creates opportunity for GSK to explore new products and markets. It’s an exciting place to work as we move quickly to launch meaningful innovations and activate our brands based on real consumer insight and need.

We are seeking a student intern co-op position for 12 months who is interested in supply chain, operations management, finance, systems and process improvement.

This assignment would involve supporting the North America Contract Manufacturing Operations team (CMO) and would be based in GSK Consumer Health division in Warren office. The CMO team is responsible for the management of third party manufacturing facilities supplying consumer products to the global market.

Key Accountabilities:
Process mapping of supply chain processes (purchase order through to payment to supplier) for North America CMO Supplier Network.
Identify areas for improvement and implementation using root cause analysis.
Responsible for the tracking and delivery of the improvements for North America CMO.
Responsible for tracking North America CMO Supplier Invoice Status, acting as a single point of contact for North America CMO and Suppliers for second stage escalation.
Responsible for managing meetings and documenting actions to ensure timely payment of invoices within CMO.
Ensure key metrics are implemented and communicated on a weekly and monthly basis.
Responsible for ensuring system data is accurate for CMO suppliers through review, analysis and action.
Improve and simplify processes; through standardization, simplification and efficiency improvements.
Review current CMO North America finance and procurement cost performance tracking systems, propose and implement improvements.

Basic qualifications:
Pursuing a degree in Business, Engineering, or Science with demonstrated interest in finance, process improvement, and supply chain
Expertise in Microsoft Office applications, specifically in Excel
Able to work full-time (35-40 hours/week) throughout the 12 month co-op.
Must have an active student status and/or within 12 months post-graduation from a BS or MS degree program. Post-doctoral candidates are not eligible.

Preferred qualifications:
Basic understanding of supply chain
Passion for data mining and data visualization
Self-starter who is innovative and a solution-based thinker
Results oriented with a proven ability to deal with ambiguity, take initiative, lead and manage project
Analytical and problem solving required
SAP user experience

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