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IT Category Manager

Job Reference: 00799981
Date Posted: 09 July 2019
Employer: Ladbrokes Coral
Location: Stratford, E20 1EJ
Salary: Market Rate
Sector: I.T. & Communications > Management
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 09 August 2019

Job Description

Role Purpose and Key Responsibilities:

The key purpose of this role is to optimise 3rd party spend on IT products and services across the GVC Group, 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. Including:

  • 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 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 GVC 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
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
  • 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 Required
  • 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
At Ladbrokes Coral, we believe we’ve got the best brands in betting and gaming; and the best people behind them too.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us. Our recent merger combined more than 230 years of heritage and opened up a world of exciting opportunities for the future. With the biggest UK retail estate in the industry, a growing digital business and an ever-expanding international presence, we want to be the world’s best betting and gaming company, where customers want to play and people want to work.
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