Hermes Parcelnet

Procurement Manager

Town/City Morley
Posted Date 1 month ago(02/02/2018 13:25)
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Award winning Hermes is the largest UK courier delivery service and we handled over 270 million parcels last year. We employ over 2,500 people, have over 10,000 self-employed couriers and deliver parcels to over 190 countries.


We have grown in excess of 15% each year over the past 5 years with even bigger ambitions for the future - there has never been a more exciting time to join us!


Role overview:


Reporting to the Head of Procurement the role is responsible for helping to lead a virtual procurement team across all categories, developing strategies to deliver improvements in quality and budgeted cost savings. Taking a leading role in dictating the pace of the procurement team of three people.


What you are Accountable for:

  • Influencing stakeholders on recommended areas for change / improvement
  • Set targets for financially appraised business opportunities, ensuring conversion and delivery of benefits
  • Commercial negotiations through to contract handover
  • Control and compliance of suppliers


  • Establish virtual team governance, setting targets for each virtual lead. Working as a team with our other Procurement Manager and Procurement coordinator to provide assistance and guidance as required
  • Helping to providing direction and leadership for procurement working with category specialists and project leads
  • Leading contract negotiations and contract management for all non-IT Hermes UK procurement activities, with a core focus within the Operational areas
  • Responsible for identifying and optimising synergies wherever possible across the Hermes Group to maximise opportunities and leverage economies of scale
  • Form independent relationships with key suppliers
  • Sourcing of external expertise where required

Key Contacts/Business Relationships:

  • Projects
  • Departmental heads, senior and finance managers
  • Legal team
  • External supplier base


  • Ideally CIPS qualified, or working towards
  • Experience of working across multiple categories
  • You will be an accomplished influencer and negotiator, willing to step beyond the traditional procurement role to maximise business opportunities
  • Numerate with the commercial acumen to evaluate procurement opportunities
  • Effective communication skills at all levels and highly motivated in meeting challenging deadlines and delivering outstanding service
  • Ability to coordinate business stake holders during a procurement process
  • Operational knowledge of contract and schedule construction and a good level of understanding of contract law
  • Leadership and strategy
  • Professional in dealing with colleagues
  • Take ownership for delivering financial savings and value added benefits
  • Help to drive business areas to challenge use of suppliers, supplier cost


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