Manager Sourcing & Procurement PUD Northern Europe

Job Description

Company: FedEx Express EU
Job Requisition Number: RC230479
Taurusavenue 111
Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Time Type: Full Time
Scheduled weekly Hours: 40
Worker Type: Regular
Posting Date: 07-February-2020
Closing Date: 28-February-2020
Job Family: FXE-EU: Manager Sourcing & Procurement (ID)

Position Summary:

The Contract Transportation Sourcing & Procurement (S&P) team is recruiting a Manager to join its PUD Team. The successful candidate will have under its responsibility the management of the Northern European S&P PUD team (Benelux, Nordics and United Kingdom) and will report to the Senior Manager Sourcing & Procurement PUD. The team currently counts 8 direct reports located across the region. On top of the PUD Category, the Northern Europe Manager will work on the TNT Special Services category. The position is based in The Netherlands and will imply occasional travels in the region. This position has strong interactions with Ground Operations (at all level of the organisation). Ground Operations knowledge and understanding is key.

Job Purpose:

To provide advice and guidance at regional/divisional level and effectively manage a team of professionals and/or subject matter experts. Responsibilities includes interfacing with senior level management.

People and Performance Management:

Recruits, develops, motivates and manages the team performance. Provides guidelines, support and coaching to ensure that team members have the competencies, capabilities and tools to consistently deliver individual and team objectives.


Coordinates resources within team to ensure the identification and development of goals relating to business initiatives and activities within remit, and in alignment with regional, divisional and corporate goals. Ensures all factors and risks are accounted for in team planning, leads team in communications of initiatives and activities to key stakeholders and secures commitment. Finalizes and presents plans to senior management for approval. Supports teams inside and outside department in the preparation of more complex business initiatives, business cases or plans as required.

Technical Expertise:

Maintains and develops expert knowledge of relevant Company standards and external requirements (including international or regional regulations), and managerial areas, including excellent understanding of the internal and external business environment. Builds team capabilities to provides expert advice on complex or unique issues, which often includes exploring new, dynamic or innovative business opportunities and solutions.

Processes & Procedures:

Coordinates and leads the design of process improvements, systems development or the implementation of best practice within area of expertise.

Maximizing opportunities:

Proactively identifies and analyses business issues, opportunities and constraints. Evaluates and makes decisions on high impact issues (e.g. significant resource investments, business dependent systems or activities, revenue generation). Leads and sponsors the implementation to ensure results are realized.

Research & Analysis:

Supports department by conducting high quality analysis, issues recommendations and contributing to strategic planning (including category plan), as required, in region(s) or division. Supports the development and communication of effective reports to key stakeholders, including senior/executive management.

Project management:

Oversees team projects/initiatives within expertise in order to deliver results within time and budget. Supports the team using project management tools and processes to plan and control various project /programs. Leads and/or participates in the implementation phase of approved solutions.


Ensures assigned department activities are completed on time and effectively. This involves identifying opportunities to improve department quality and productivity, such as developing more effective ways of working that are consistent with internal priorities, policies, external regulatory and legal requirements, while also assessing potential risks to the department, project or wider business.


Builds effective networks relationships within own team and with key stakeholders across the business in order to achieve optimal business outcomes. Maintains external alignments with customers, relevant subject matter experts or external bodies as required. Represents Company in external organisations.


Language: English: Writing, Speaking, Reading, Comprehension

FedEx was built on a philosophy that puts people first, one we take seriously. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce in which we provide growth opportunities for all

Our Company

FedEx Express is one of the world's largest express transportation companies and has consistently been selected as one of the top 10 World’s Most Admired Companies by "Fortune" magazine. Every day FedEx delivers for its customers with transportation and business solutions, serving more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. We can serve this global network due to our outstanding team of FedEx team members, who are tasked with making every FedEx experience outstanding.

Our Philosophy

The People-Service-Profit philosophy (P-S-P) describes the principles that govern every FedEx decision, policy or activity. FedEx takes care of our people; they, in turn, deliver the impeccable service demanded by our customers, who reward us with the profitability necessary to secure our future. The essential element in making the People-Service-Profit philosophy such a positive force for the company is where we close the circle, and return these profits back into the business, and invest back in our people. Our success in the industry is attributed to our people. Through our P-S-P philosophy, we have a work environment that encourages team members to be innovative in delivering the highest possible quality of service to our customers. We care for their well-being, and value their contributions to the company.

Our Culture

Our culture is important for many reasons, and we intentionally bring it to life through our behaviors, actions and activities in every part of the world. The FedEx culture and values have been a cornerstone of our success and growth since we began in the early 1970’s. While other companies can copy our systems, infrastructure and processes, our culture makes us unique and is often a differentiating factor as we compete and grow in today’s global marketplace.