Senior Agile Procurement Team Expert, Europe

Utrecht, Provincie Utrecht, Netherlands Global Business Services 25545 13. May, 2020

Senior Agile Procurement Expert, Europe

Career Function: Procurement

Job Family:Business Consulting, Data Analysis, Project Management / Sourcing


Job location:Key Procurement Location within Europe

Our DPDHL Corporate Procurement is currently looking for a Senior Agile Procurement Expert in Europe. In Procurement, we have embarked on a new way of working with an aspiration to deliver extra business value and to make a difference for our business colleagues across the DPDHL divisions. We need excellent talent to work closely with our business and to maximize value creation, while navigating the fast-changing digital landscape! Are you up for the challenge to bring fresh ideas to the table and join our Agile Procurement Team and projects in Europe?

Read on for more details:

You will implement Procurement Top Initiatives (Focus Plus) project plans and processes to maximize the business value and successfully deliver projects while meeting the cost, timescale and quality parameters in line with overall business objectives and needs, Group guidelines and policies.

Your main tasks will be to:

  • Develop and implement project management plans to deliver on Procurement Focus Plus projects (at required quality standard, on time and on budget) and processes for successful execution of the projects
  • Instruct, direct and review the output of functional project team or individual project members
  • Identify and highlight deviations on project expenditure to adhere to defined project budget
  • Track project milestones, monitor / report progress and performance against the project plan
  • Identify and resolve operational problems and minimize delays in the delivery of projects
  • Implement project risk mitigation action plans to minimize projects risks
  • Support implementation of project results to create targeted impact.
  • Provide professional sourcing support for key business initiatives, supply market research / intelligence to support business decisions in investments and budgets and establishment of regional frame contracts
  • Specialize in strategic sourcing goods and services and transportation capacities in order to reduce costs and ensure quality and supply as needed by the business / function in scope
  • Identification of strategic sourcing opportunities and development and management of strategic suppliers
  • Applies analytical or technical negotiation tools to prepare fact-based negotiation like clean-sheets and Design to Value
  • Act as a liaison between different project stakeholders
  • Define project resources, conduct performance reviews and post implementation evaluations
  • Provide support on issues and problems toless experienced / new team members, provide direction and guidance as needed
  • Drive big data analysis with advanced tools (e.g. evaluate offers, understand market development, build cost database)

Your profile should look like:

  • More than 5 years of industry experience
  • Experience with at least3 large sourcing initiatives
  • of experience in working in an international virtual interdisciplinary teams
  • Very good ability and track record to analyze, model and interpret data
  • Problem solving skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proven ability as well as track record to prioritize and think from business needs in order to identify and provide solutions best suited for a specific problem – consultative approach
  • Very good knowledge of Procurement systems and tools as well as digital mindset
  • Previousagile workingexperience
  • Willingness and ability to travel minimum 50%
  • Experience withinitiatives abroad(incl. local touch time)
  • Fluent inEnglishand showsintercultural competencies


  • Outstanding opportunity, responsibility as well as a fantastic working environment
  • Competitive salary and world class benefits

If this is something you would like to do, don’t hesitate and start your application.

Facts and Figures

  • Working Hours


  • Business Unit

    Deutsche Post AG

  • Travel Required

    less 50%

  • Employment Type

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Shift Requirement

    Day Time Only