Dependent on experience + Bonus + Benefits
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.

Working as part of the Global Procurement Team, you will be part of the Marketing Procurement team and you will be expected to support the team to influence £Multi Million spend across multiple categories for Marketing.


The key purpose of this role is to optimize 3rd party Marketing spend through the delivery of identified benefits and the creation of short/mid/long-term value optimization strategies aligned to the objectives of the business.


Role objectives


  • Become the “go to” person for commercially related matters regarding the specific marketing categories.
  • Obtain a holistic view of the spend and supplier base across the group (markets/brands) and identify relevant synergies.
  • Maintain excellent and valuable relationships with both internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Create a category strategy identifying synergies, processes improvements and cost reduction initiatives as well as ensuring commercial tension across all areas of spend and a clear roadmap of activity based on contract expiry dates and business needs.


This will specifically include:

  • Review spend across the group and analyse supplier base and business requirements.
  • Identify and lead all content projects ensuring they are delivered on time and target are achieved.
  • Engagement and regular catch ups with local and international stakeholders to understand requirements and strategies, identify opportunities, align goals, share best practices and review spend.
  • Build a cutting-edge knowledge of the supply base, market trends and provide value adding insights to the content community
  • Understand critical areas for Innovation and build a pipeline of opportunities to be shared with the supplier community
  • Develop and conduct Rfx’s when needed ensuring size and complexity are fit for purpose
  • Regular meetings with key suppliers and support key supplier management strategies to drive improved performance across the supply base
  • ·•Resolve issues with suppliers related to service scope, performance, regulation or finance and maintain on-going monitoring with core partners via QBRS.
  • Operate agile and effective commercial processes
  • Managing contract expiry, termination, extension and renewals
  • Supporting the implementation of the procurement strategy and policy


Qualifications and Educational Requirements


  • Degree level education or equivalent in Business Studies
  • MCIPS procurement qualification (a plus but not essential)


Specialist Skills and Experience Required


  • An experienced procurement professional with a minimum of 10 years in procurement with at least 12 to 18 months of previous experience in the Marketing category preferably in an Online and retail business within a regulated sector.
  • Experience with offline and digital Media, partnerships/sponsorships, creative and martech
  • Outstanding / Excellent verbal and communication skills and the ability to present and summarise a business case to an Executive audience
  • Excellent understanding and management of RFI’s, RFP’s, RFQ’s and Agreements
  • Excellent skills evaluating or monitoring contract performance to determine necessity for amendments or extensions of contracts, and compliance to contractual obligations
  • Experience developing and using metrics to manage the procurement process
  • Operates at the highest level of integrity
  • Commercial awareness and excellent negotiation skills
  • The ability to build and maintain business relationships, both internal and external


About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.