Vacancy Type:
23 (Entain)
About The Role
Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, 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.
Role Purpose

Entain are looking for a Procurement Category Manager – Technology, to join its growing global business.

The key purpose of this role is to optimise 3rd party spend on all IT and Telecoms expenditure across Entain, through the delivery of the identified integration benefit and creation of short/mid/long-term value optimisation strategies aligned to the objectives of the business.

Key Responsibilities
  • Own and embody the teams values, including the promotion and embedding within the team
  • Scope out of all historic and future IT spend by supplier, BU and geography – including International
  • Engage IT teams to understand business strategies
  • Create a IT strategies, ensuring commercial tension across all areas of spend and a clear roadmap of activity based on contract expiry dates and business needs
  • Understand and ensure the implementation of all IT Integration benefits through both personal delivery and matrix engagement with the IT teams
  • Financial reporting of cost improvement on a P&L basis, interpreting CAPEX, OPEX, depreciation and cash flow
  • Build a cutting-edge knowledge of the supply base, providing value adding insights to the IT community 
  • Operate agile and effective commercial processes 
  • Optimise 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 global synergies
  • Identification of revenue improvement opportunities
  • Contribute and uphold the agreed values/behaviours of the team
  • Using stakeholder and supplier networks, identify continuous improvement and step-change opportunities to improve product and service specifications
This will specifically include:
  • Lead on Integration and execution benefit delivery opportunities
  • Ratification of the IT LC integration benefits and review, for opportunities to over deliver or accelerate benefit delivery
  • Provision of strong commercial leadership on all areas of IT costs
  • Develop and conduct Rfx’s for market activity ensuring size and complexity are fit for purpose
  • Creation of IT innovation plan
  • Creation and buy in to key supplier management strategy to drive improved performance across the supply base
  • Develop an understanding and knowledge of all industry specific technology solutions
  • Become a key member of the IT community 
  • Maximise contract compliance and spend under management

Additional Information
Qualifications and Education
  • Graduate calibre with Bachelor’s degree in Business (or other related degree)
  • Post-graduate qualification (e.g. MSc/MBA) or a professional qualification such as MCIPS is desirable but not essential
  • Project Management qualification desirable but not essential
  • Technically and commercially astute
Specialist Skills and Experience
  • 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
  • Highly organised
  • Self-motivated and can-do attitude
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 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.

Wellbeing at Entain

We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That's why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

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.