Head of Technology Procurement

Permanent
E20, London

Our client is a dynamic and agile FTSE business that is recognised for its many leading brands in the Leisure sector. They have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Technology Procurement to be part of the senior Procurement leadership team.

This is an excellent time to join a successful business which is focused on cost effective growth, new markets as well as product acquisitions. It will suit somebody who enjoys strategy but is happy to remain hands-on in delivery.

The opportunity:

The position will report into the Group Procurement Director and manage a team of 3 direct reports. You will optimise 3rd party IT spend across the Group, through the creation of short/mid/long-term optimisation strategies aligned to the objectives of the business. This will include:

  • Scoping out all historic and future IT spend (software, hardware, cloud, outsourcing, applications development/management) – c£200m and growing, with a focus on future technology expansion into new markets
  • Engaging and working in partnership with the IT community and as an integral part of the CIO office
  • Regular engagement with C-suite stakeholders, including the COO, on business efficiency programmes
  • Creating an IT procurement strategy, ensuring commercial tension and a clear roadmap of activity, across global markets
  • Financial reporting of cost improvements on a P&L basis, interpreting cap-ex, op-ex, depreciation and cash flow
  • Building a cutting edge knowledge of the supply base, providing informed insights to the IT community
  • Understand critical areas for technology innovation and build a pipeline of IT innovation opportunities to be shared with the supplier community
  • Build a clear picture of global assets with opportunities for synergies and consolidations
  • Develop and manage a small, high performing team of direct reports as well as being happy to deliver and remain hands-on

The company is expanding globally and this will provide further challenges in North America and Australia.

Who should apply?

  • A solid track record in shaping IT/technology procurement solutions, with solid IT infrastructure experience
  • The right cultural fit – someone who is a self-starter, used to working in an agile and fast paced culture but can balance process with agility
  • Proven experience of influencing (NOT just responding to) C-level stakeholders
  • Exceptional commercial experience including strategy creation, implementation and benefit delivery
  • Experience in Total cost of ownership (TCO) modelling to define optimal cost structures
  • Able to build a matrix commercial IT community with alignment around value optimisation strategies
  • Excellent people and influencing skills across all levels of an organisation
  • Highly organised and ambitious
  • Graduate calibre/MBA is essential

Job Features

Job CategoryProcurement
Salary£90,000 - £110,000
Bonus65%
Holidays25 Days
PensionYes
Other BenefitsPrivate Healthcare
Job Reference10735

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