Location:
Stratford
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Brand:
23 (Entain)
About The Role
Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups (FTSE 100), operating both online and in the retail sector. With offices across five continents and licences in more than 20 countries, we operate some of the most well-known and iconic brands in the industry with more than 250 years of combined history – names such as Ladbrokes, partypoker, bwin and Coral.
 
We are looking for a highly commercial, Global IT Category Manager to optimise 3rd party spend on IT products and services across Entain Group; a key role within Entain's procurement function.
 
As a Global IT Category Manager, you'll help reform the way we spend through the delivery of identified integration benefit and creation of short/mid/long-term value optimisation strategies aligned to the objectives of the business. 
 
Working in a fast paced, ambitious team, this role provides lots of opportunity, operating at a senior level with access to the board. 
 
Your arena: 
  • Lead on Entain Integration and execution benefit delivery opportunities
  • Creation and buy in to key supplier management strategy to drive improved performance across the supply base
  • Scoping out of all historic and future IT spend by supplier, BU and geography – including International
  • End to end ownership of IT categories on a global, cross brand, basis 
  • Creating IT strategies, ensuring commercial tension across all areas of spend and a clear roadmap of activity based on contract expiry dates and business needs
  • Financial reporting of cost improvement on a P&L basis, interpreting CAPEX, OPEX, depreciation and cash flow
  • Optimising buying channels, to ensure efficient transactional procurement
  • Understand critical areas for Innovation and build a pipeline of opportunities to be shared with the supplier community
  • Identification of revenue improvement opportunities
  • Using stakeholder and supplier networks, identify continuous improvement and step-change opportunities to improve product and service specifications 

     

Additional Information
Who you are: 
  • Good level of experience in a similar role within a matrix organisation 
  • Exceptional commercial experience (including strategy creation,  implementation and benefit delivery)
  • Building of IT strategies
  • TCO modelling to define optimal cost structures
  • Excellent people and influencing skills across all levels of the organisation
 
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About The Company

We’re Entain. Our vision is to be the world leader in sports betting and gaming entertainment by creating the most exciting and trusted experiences for our customers, revolutionising the gambling space as we go. We’re specialists in safer gambling and the company that is at the forefront of responsibility.

Combining technology and entertainment to build products that push the boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands – names such as bwin, Ladbrokes, Coral, Gala, Betdaq, and many more. With a focus on sustainability and growth, we will transform our sector for our players, for ourselves and for the good of entertainment.

Diversity and inclusion at Entain

As a global employer, Entain is committed to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive culture where our people feel like they truly belong. We are a multicultural business that values, celebrates and respects individual differences, so whatever your sexuality, gender, gender identity, ability, age, race, religion or belief, you will have a voice here, and the space to do your best work. Our diverse internal networks provide the support for you to express your views and make a positive difference, all for the good of entertainment.


Our Culture As real as it gets

At Entain we're a diverse team, sharing a commitment to quality and success.

Whether you're playing a key role in your local community as part of our retail team, or working out the next big gaming trends in our digital team, you'll enjoy a culture and benefits package that we're extremely proud of.