Procurement Process, Systems & Data Lead

Job Description

Procurement Process Systems & Data Lead | UNITED KINGDOM | GB14392

Excellent opportunity to join our future focused UK Procurement team!!


Kuehne + Nagel are globally recognised as one of the world's leading logistics companies with an enviable market position in the Road, Air, Sea, and Contract Logistics industries. At the heart of Kuehne+Nagel's vision to create sustainable competitive advantage is a focus on Best Practice Procurement, working collaboratively with all business units and across all spend areas to enable improved customer service and retention at the same time as delivering increased shareholder value. The UK Procurement team are responsible for purchasing at best value, defining the strategy for engagement with third party supply markets, managing risk in the supply chain, and identifying and realizing innovation opportunities relating to an annual spend of approx. £1bn. This future focussed function also plays a key role in ensuring the resilience and sustainability of supply arrangements across a broad range of indirect spend categories. In order to achieve our objectives, Kuehne+Nagel are investing in improved capability, honing and refining processes and systems, and recruiting new talent to increase capacity and complement the skillset of the existing team. As part of this exciting team expansion we are recruiting for a Processes, Systems & Data Intelligence Lead. This role affords the successful candidate a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic function that has a direct impact on profitability and performance. It is a chance to join a highly motivated and energetic team where there is a strong emphasis on personal development and career progression. For an ambitious candidate with strong analytical skills, a professional approach, and preferably an interest in the design and management of robust financial control mechanisms, this role will provide an excellent introduction to category management and a launch platform for a future career in Procurement and/or Business Analytics. The role represents the chance to play a significant part in the ongoing success and growth of Kuehne + Nagel in the UK.


  • Developing, refining and delivering accurate data and reporting, with a focus on spend transparency
  • Deriving data driven insights to inform sourcing strategies, negotiations & best value outcomes
  • Documentation and demonstration of 'Best Practice' Procurement tools and processes and associated training materials
  • Develop and deliver dashboard reporting metrics that track and demonstrate progress towards the team's goal to become a Best in Class Procurement function
  • Devise the structure for monthly savings and benefits reporting upon which Category Managers will base strategic decisions and prioritise tendering processes, contract renewals and Supplier Relationship Management agendas
  • Development and monitoring of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) measures that reflect Procurement's contribution to delivery of ESG strategy
  • Continuous improvement of compliance monitoring and analytical capability
  • Own and maintain Procurement Policy and Process documentation as required to support future accreditation


  • Advanced knowledge of Financial Accounting & ERP software tools
  • Ability to run detailed reports from Acon+, cleanse and interrogate data and present outputs in an accessible format
  • Good understanding of process-mapping and process improvement techniques
  • An analytical and methodical approach with the ability to work to timescales and manage a varied workload
  • A strong team player with the ability to communicate and engage with stakeholders at all levels
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Familiarity with Database Management tools and techniques preferable
  • Accountancy qualification (or working towards) is preferred


If you would like to become a valued member of our UK Procurement team, we will make sure that you are rewarded for your commitment and expertise. This role offers a competitive salary, up to 10% performance related bonus, 23 days holiday (+ bank holidays), life assurance and private health insurance. You can join the contributory Kuehne+Nagel pension plan and enjoy our Route 2 Rewards scheme, which offers everything from discounts, benefit information, recognition and its own wellbeing centre. We care for our colleagues (and their immediate family) with our employee assistance programme providing access to 24/7 GP, legal and financial advice along with mental health counselling. All of this to help you live a happier and healthier life. As proud holders of the Gold Covenant, we are a forces-friendly employer who recognise the skills, expertise and value service leavers bring to our organisation.


With over 76000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies.

As an employer, Kuehne+Nagel stands for equal opportunity and we are committed to diversity in our teams with regard to people with disabilities. We believe that you can make a valuable contribution to Kuehne+Nagel and look forward to receiving your application.


Leanne Turner