Procurement Manager Job at DPD Group UK – in Procurement Manager

Company Description

DPD is one of the fastest growing express parcel delivery companies in the UK, with a turnover of £1.9 billion. As a multi award-winning company that has been voted the nation’s favourite parcel carrier for eight years running, we have a very clear strategy to support our enviable position. We will deliver the best service, use the best technology, recruit and retain the best people in the industry and be the UK’s most sustainable delivery company.

Job Description

Our Associate Director – Hubs, Logistics & Ops Planning is looking for an outstanding Procurement Manager to join their highly skilled and high performing team. This role will be based from our offices in Smethwick B66 1BY

If successful you can look forward to the exciting prospect of joining an increasingly successful and expanding business that has revolutionised the express parcel industry and continues to define its outlook for the future.

Purpose of Position

The main purpose of the role will be to manage an efficient and effective purchasing service that provides DPD UK with high quality service and best value for money in the procurement of goods and services. The Procurement Manager will also be responsible for the development and implementation of procurement procedures which comply with relevant legislation and represent best value. This will involve liaison across the organisation.

Key Tasks/Areas of Responsibility

Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and ensure that the cost of the procurement function is recovered through the negotiation of cost reductions

To review and identify relevant training needs within the department and ensure that these needs are met

Lead the procurement process in all phases

To develop a department procurement strategy which accurately reflects the needs of the organisation

To develop and implement department purchasing policies and initiatives, which support the procurement strategy, represent best practice and demonstrate the principles of best value.

To ensure that all procurement arrangements represent the most economically advantageous option for DPD.

To advise on and establish performance indicators for the procurement services provided.

To maintain and review existing Procurement Service contracts and develop new contractual arrangements where appropriate.

To provide professional advice on all procurement issues.

In conjunction with the Finance department, ensure that systems are in place to monitor total expenditure on supplies and services and to use this information to maximise the benefits of economies of scale.

To ensure that all relevant purchasing records and databases are accurate and that all relevant procedures are adhered to.

Support sustainable development which supports the company CSR strategy.

Responsible for planning, developing and buying materials, parts, supplies and equipments in a timely and cost effective way; timely manner while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications

Key Measures of Success

Cost Management

Delivery performance

Transaction cost

Sustainable development Indicators


To be considered for this role you must be educated to degree level or equivalent or have a relevant industry qualification. Experience operating at a management level is essential. You will also be able to demonstrate Category Management experience and extensive experience of developing and implementing category strategies. We would also expect;

Strong influencing and negotiation skills

Highly developed planning and organisational skills

Contracting skills with a strong commercial acumen to identify business opportunities.

Excellent written, analytical and presenting skills with the ability to communicate at all levels

Strong people management, leadership and people development skills.

Strategy development, implementation and strategic sourcing skills.

Proven track record of delivering savings from sourcing activity.

Demonstrate the core DPD DNA values of Passion, Respect, Honesty, Flexibility, Hard Work and Accountability.

Additional Information

Specific Requirements

You must hold a full valid driving licence.

This role may require occasional travel and overnight stays away from home


Your package will include an excellent basic salary, company car or cash alternative, attractive bonus scheme that is based on individual and company targets and PMI. As well as this you have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1,000’s of retailers.

There is a culture of recognition and reward within DPD with long-service awards, a special recognition programme for those individuals that go above and beyond, the DPD Personality of the Year and an award ceremony at our annual company conference attended by over 1,000 delegates.

DPD is a Valuable 500 company and a Disability Confident Employer

About the Company

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