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Procurement Manager- 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Procurement as Procurement Manager you will lead a team and be responsible for project and relationship management of a portfolio of spend on goods and services to achieve and exceed agreed procurement objectives. This temporary role, which will augment the resources in the existing procurement team over the next 24 months, is being introduced to service an anticipated increase in demand for procurement services as a direct consequence of strategic initiatives associated with business transformation.  You will provide service to the organisation managing total cost of ownership, collaborating with the team, stakeholders and supply base to find the best the solutions available while meeting procurement requirements and adding value result based outcomes.


  • Partner with internal teams and collaborate with senior management, to define and drive project scope, schedule and budget with responsibility for savings delivery within the defined portfolio spend.

  • Implement best public procurement practices to drive value and reduce risk for An Post while sourcing, contracting and developing relationships with quality suppliers and identifying supply optimisation opportunities.

  • Shape and execute An Post’s Procurement policies & procedures.

  • Ensure that tenders and sourcing processes undertaken are fully compliant with An Post Procurement Policy / Procedures, EU Directives, State Body Guidelines, applicable procurement law and An Post business and sustainability objectives.

  • Build on existing talent within your buying team, managing performance development through leadership, coaching and mentoring, improving effectiveness and efficiency to deliver and exceed the targets set for procurement.

  • Implement both long and short term buying strategies for the assigned portfolio through strategic and tactical buying projects, optimizing route-to-market, cost reduction, supplier selection and develop key supplier relationships.

  • Manage contract negotiations with new and existing suppliers, ensuring contract terms and inclusion of KPI’s/ SLA’S achieve maximum benefit to the Company and govern long term relationships.

  • As An Post works towards managing sustainability as part of the day to day business of the Company, you will investigate opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible and ensure sustainable procurement is considered to its maximum potential.
  • In line with the transformational developments within the Business strategy, you will be a champion of change engaging your team.

Knowledge & Experience

You will have a minimum of 3 years’ Procurement Manager level experience and will have amassed hands-on experience at negotiations in a range of categories, i.e. Property Management/ Facilities Management, Marketing, IT Services, Fleet management, Capital Expenditure Projects, Security Services, logistics, Strategic / Capex projects, Professional Services. You should have a degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Applicants with recent and relevant experience in public procurement including Irish and EU law (Utilities) are preferred.
You will be able to demonstrate strong technical and commercial procurement experience within large and diverse organisations, have excellent communication skills and be self-motivated with demonstrable problem-solving and decision making skills. You have ability to work collaboratively, with the capability to manage with influence as well as authority and build strong relationships with strategic suppliers. Substantial financial understanding and credibility in the analysis and reporting of results/forecasts and compliance to policies is required.

Critical Competencies

(The following competencies are critical to the delivery of results and/or to superior performance in this role:)

  • Technical and professional knowledge

  • Influencing and gaining commitment

  • Decision Making/Judgement

  • Problem solving & analysis

About the Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package we offer access to the following:

  • An Post Company Medical Scheme

  • Paid Maternity Leave

  • Paid Paternity Leave

  • An Post Pension Scheme

  • On site gym, fitness classes and shower facilities

  • Secure on-site bicycle parking & Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Tax Saver Travel Pass

  • City centre location

How to Apply?

We welcome all interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to by 5.00pm on Friday 15th January, 2021.
An Post is an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and championing inclusivity. If you require any reasonable accommodations to assist you in participating in the employee selection process, please simply let us know. We heartily encourage all interested parties to apply!
We are committed to digital transformation enabling us to build customer-centred competitive services. Read more about our strategy as well as our CSR, sustainability and equality initiatives here!

About An Post

An Post is one of Ireland’s leading organisations, offering financial and postal services as well being a trusted gateway to government services. We are transforming from the old world of traditional letters and cash to the new digital world of e-commerce parcels and financial services.  The An Post Corporate Centre supports and drives the bold strategic moves we’re taking as a sustainable, profitable business in the digital world.