Marcel Laubacher is the Vice-President and Head of Procurement and Supply Chain Management for GSK Vaccines. Prior to joining GSK, Mr. Laubacher spent over two decades working in the R&D and Purchasing Departments of Mars Incorporated.
In his current role at GSK Vaccines, Mr. Laubacher has overseen the transformation of the procurement function from local transactional to global and strategic and the step change in value creation. He also manages a team that regularly delivers best in class results.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Laubacher has achieved a strong track record of change management and value creation in multidivisional international organizations. He has defined and implemented European and global purchasing strategies both in direct and indirect categories, built value through strategic supply chain management and operational excellence programs, and developed world class procurement functions in large and complex multinational settings. His programs, based on strategic sourcing and strong supplier relationship management have resulted in significant savings, reduced inventories and operating costs, and improved quality, service and productivity.
- HEC Paris (F): Advanced General Management 2006
- Centre Creative Leadership (USA): Executive seminar, 2002
- ENSAIA Nancy, (F): Master in Food Technology, 1982
- ULP Strasbourg (F): Master Degree Biochemistry, 1980
2007 – present GlaxoSmithKline Plc. Vice President and Head of Procurement GSK Vaccines
2005 – 2007 Mars Incorporated Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Masterfoods Europe, Pet Care Division
2000 – 2005 Mars Incorporated European Purchasing Director Masterfoods Europe
1998 – 2000 Mars Incorporated European Purchasing Director Mars Snackfood Europe
1992 – 1998 Mars Incorporated Head of European Purchasing & Supplier Quality Assurance Raw Materials Mars Snackfood Europe
1989 – 1992 Mars Incorporated R&D Head Mars Germany Mars Snackfood Europe
1988 – 1989 R&D Mars Alimentaire SA Raw Material Development Manager
1985 – 1988 R&D Mars Alimentaire SA Technical Services Manager
1984 – 1985 R&D Mars Alimentaire SA Product Development Specialist Chocolate
- Member of European Leadership Purchasing Council (Conference Board)
- Member of HEC Steering Team for supply chain & procurement master
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