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Regional Lead Agile Procurement Team, Europe

Regional Lead Agile Procurement Team, EuropeCareer Function: ProcurementJob Family: Business ...

Regional Lead Agile Procurement Team, Europe

Career Function: Procurement

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

Scope: Regional

Job location: Location flexible within Europe

Our DPDHL Corporate Procurement is currently looking for a team lead for the new Agile Procurement Team 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 lead our Agile Procurement Team and projects in Europe?

If your answer is yes, read on:

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. You will also identify opportunities to bundle Procurement projects across geographies or topics, thereby creating large-scale projects and increase value levers as well as build and lead regional APT.

Your main tasks will be to:

  • Lead, manage and develop regional APT team
  • Develop and implement project management plans to deliver on large-scale Procurement projects (at required quality standard, on time and on budget) and processes for successful execution of the projects
  • Support implementation of project results to create targeted impact
  • Specialize in strategic sourcing of goods and services and transportation capacities in order to reduce costs and ensure quality and supply as needed by the business / function in scope
  • Provide professional sourcing support for key business initiatives, supply market research / intelligence to support business decisions in investments and budgets and establishment of global frame contracts with high value and importance
  • Apply 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
  • Enrich large-scale projects with consultative problem-solving in project management
  • Define project resources, conduct performance reviews and post implementation evaluations
  • Provide support on issues and problems from less experienced / new team members, provide direction and guidance as needed
  • Drive data analysis with advanced tools (e.g. evaluate offers, understand market development, build cost database)

Your profile should look like:

  • More than 7 years of industry experience
  • Has worked on at least 3 large international company-wide sourcing initiatives
  • Has proven track record in managing large-scale projects and mastering project management tools / methods
  • 5+ years of experience in leading international virtual teams
  • Very good ability and track record to analyze, model and interpret data
  • Problem-solving skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experienced people manager with strong interpersonal as well as team working skills
  • Very good knowledge of Procurement systems and tools as well as digital mindset
  • 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
  • Previous agile working experience
  • Willingness and ability to travel minimum 50%
  • Experience with initiatives abroad (incl. local touch time)
  • Fluent in English and shows intercultural competencies

We offer:

  • 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.


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