Hermes Parcelnet

  • Senior Procurement Manager

    Town/City Morley
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/05/2018 15:50)
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  • Overview

    Award winning Hermes is the largest UK courier delivery service projected to handle 300 million parcels this year. We employ over 3,000 people, have over 12,000 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!

    How it feels to work for us:

    Here at Hermes, we empower each individual with both the responsibility to make critical decisions and to explore new ideas to achieve the best performance.

    The biggest thing we are proud of is that our people care. We want you to make a positive difference to our customer’s experience, because in every job at Hermes, you will and you can add value.

    Role Overview

    Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the role is responsible for helping lead the Procurement team across all categories, implementing strategies to deliver value,  in quality, cost, and service. Taking a leading role in shaping  and developing the Procurement team.


    What you are Accountable for:

    • Deputising for the Head of Procurement where required
    • Line management of members of the Procurement team
    • Influencing stakeholders on recommended areas for change / improvement
    • Set targets for financially appraised business opportunities, ensuring conversion and delivery of benefits
    • Commercial negotiations and contract management
    • Control and compliance of key suppliers




    • Helping define and implementing the Procurement Strategy and Policy within Hermes
    • Developing and influencing the Procurement decisions and direction with our Delivery Experience team
    • Helping to providing direction and leadership for the Procurement team
    • Leading contract negotiations and contract management for all UK procurement activities, within the Delivery experience team
    • 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:

    • Director of Delivery Experience
    • Departmental heads, senior and finance managers
    • Legal team
    • External supplier base


    • Qualified MCIPS
    • 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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