Supply chain

Supply chain management is all about ensuring we can supply our life-saving and life-enhancing products to people around the globe.

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What does a supply chain placement involve?

During your placement you could be involved in a range of activities, such as:

  • Project management – leading and delivering improvement projects
  • Working with suppliers, customers and colleagues from around the world
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Distribution chains for complex products
  • Demand review (including gathering and understanding market intelligence on forecasts and supply chain complexities)
  • Inventory management
  • Building strong relationships with key third party suppliers
  • Working with suppliers, customers and colleagues from around the world.

What will I gain?

We offer a wide variety of supply chain placements throughout the end-to-end supply chain, from forecasting demand, production planning, raw materials management, to warehousing and logistics and regional supply hubs. These placements are offered both in our manufacturing sites in Worthing and Barnard Castle and in our offices in Brentford.

We also offer supply chain opportunities in ViiV, a joint venture which combines the power and expertise in the management of HIV from GSK, Pfizer and Shionogi. ViiV Healthcare’s supply chain team offer you an opportunity to be involved in the interface with the GSK, Pfizer and other third party manufacture and supply organisations, local businesses/customers in many International markets, regulatory support functions, Finance and ViiV Healthcare’s Government Affairs group.

Wherever you are based, you’ll be getting stuck in and playing a key part in ensuring our products reach our patients and consumers.


What skills do I need?

A business-related, supply chain, logistics, mathematical or statistical degree would give you a head start. You'll also need ambition, a genuine interest in how our end to end supply chain works and a self-motivated, proactive approach.

You should be on track for a 2:1 (or equivalent) or above in your degree and your industrial placement must be recognised or supported by your university.


Where will I be based?

You will be based at one of our manufacturing sites (Barnard Castle, Ware Worthing) or at our global headquarters GSK House in Brentford.

The ViiV Supply Chain role will be based at GSK House.


When can I start?

Placements start in June/July 2021 (start and end dates are flexible for the outgoing and incoming needs of the students and the business). Placements run for twelve months.


How can I apply?

Please visit the link here for information about applying to our Industrial Placements roles.