Director, Product Owner ERP Logistics and Traceability

  • Job Reference: 473433052-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: GlaxoSmithKline
  • Location: Brentford, South East
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors, Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Site Name: UK - London - Brentford
Posted Date: Jan 6 2022

Director, Product Owner ERP Logistics and Traceability - UK Based

Why Consumer Healthcare?

Right now, we're on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We're doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year - over a billion and a half of them - and it goes beyond products. It's about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve.

With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we're uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business.

This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It's an opportunity to be part of something special.

Key Responsibilities

As the Director, Product Owner - Logistics ERP, you will be accountable for managing the product backlog, defining features and prioritising by Business value, defining the product vision, designing and delivering the roadmap that will increase efficiency and effectiveness of the business logistics operations which support business strategic priorities, as well as improve the user experience for the products within their domain.

The Director, Product Owner - Logistics ERP will work collaboratively with stakeholders to agree on priorities within their domain and build plans to deliver against those priorities and monitor the products to ensure value is being realised as expected.

The Director, Product Owner - Logistics ERP will have ownership and responsibility for the products within the Logistics ERP product, which include SAP Logistics Execution modules, 3PL Integration, Labelling, temperature management solutions, Serialisation and Track and Trace, and will be recognised as the go to leader and trusted advisor for the product suite, working collaboratively and adaptively to constantly meet the needs of their customers and deliver value to GSK.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements below. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.
Why you? - What are we looking for?
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar discipline
  • Proven experience in a major global Tech organisation (e.g. Product Management, Programme Management, Service Management, Business Partnering)
  • Track record in successful Tech strategy development, solution design, programme and product delivery, service and vendor management
  • Track record in delivering business impact through process and Tech enabled solutions
  • Excellent relationship management, strong influencing and communication skills
  • Deep content knowledge of respective functional area (business operating models, processes & products)
  • Knowledge and assessment of emerging trends (both functional and technical) within domain
  • Experience and proven track record of working as part of Agile development teams.
Preferred Qualifications & Skills
  • Extensive experience reading distributed teams developing Logistics solutions in SAP
  • Solid SAP experience in SAP modules - LE (Logistics Execution), IM (Inventory Management), and WM (Warehouse Management). HUM handling unit management, LO- BM Batch management
  • Solid experience in integrating with 3PL/4PLs
  • Good understanding of serialisation business processes, compliance regulations plus application of T&T to drive business value beyond compliance, experience implementing track and trace solutions.
  • Solid experience in SAP ATTP, SAP ICH
  • Solid experience on most common labelling challenges for FMCG company such as on line printing gained by designing and implementing labelling solution within SAP or provided by external provider.
  • Experience in implementing large and complex SAP Projects, solution build, configuration and delivery to meet business requirements.
  • Demonstrated breadth of knowledge and solution delivery experience across the end-to-end manufacturing and supply chain process and its integration points with other processes.
  • Experience in SAP solutions architecture, solution build, configuration and delivery to meet business requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of local legal and fiscal requirements and their implications on ERP solutions
  • Strong interpersonal and communicational skills. Capable of leading effectively in large, complex cross functional teams, capable of forming relationships across different stakeholders and functional groups
  • Experience in working with Agile, Scrum, Kanban and waterfall delivery models
  • Experience in a Pharmaceutical or FMCG commercial and manufacturing environment
  • SAP S/4 HANA experience is a plus
  • Available to travel
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.

We're striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where your authentic self belongs and thrives.

New Consumer Healthcare HQ:

Recently we've shared some exciting proposals with our colleagues which mark an important moment in our preparations for separation and becoming a new, standalone Consumer Healthcare company.

Our preparations are going well. GSK is on track to separate in mid-2022 and create two incredible new companies, each with the ability to improve the health of millions of patients and consumers worldwide, and both great places to work.

We've already confirmed that our new Consumer Healthcare company will be headquartered in the UK and the first step we're taking is to announce proposals to move our CH business from our current location in GSK House in Brentford when we separate, into a new, CH headquarters in Weybridge. x

This will be a temporary, but important move in the short term, whilst we take this opportunity to design for the future and create an inspiring, flexible, collaborative workspace that meets the changing needs of our people and our business needs.

Inspired by our new culture and purpose, and with a commitment to our sustainability goals, we plan to build a new campus close by which would be home to our headquarters teams, our UK business, our global Oral Health category, R&D and innovation teams, as well as a state-of-the-art Shopper Science lab.


As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

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