Operations Operations

Head of Sourcing

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title:
Head of Sourcing
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Full-Time, Permanent

What's your new role about?

Are you able to think fast in a busy and changeable environment while retaining a sense of calm and logic? Do you have strong commercial and strategic sourcing skills with experience delivering results in a growing business?  
If this sounds like it could be what you’re looking for in your next challenge, then keep reading.   

We are a business with massive ambition, and we move fast, so priorities can change by the day. You’ll need to be flexible to succeed, but you will be able to shape the Sourcing team to structure them in the best way to react to business needs.   
Sourcing at DAZN is about applying the most effective sourcing logic to a multitude of business requirements to facilitate swift decisions to deliver value for DAZN.  

Because nobody does what we do, new requirements and technology continuously emerge, so the scope is almost limitless. We need someone who can quickly pick up and process complex requirements, apply the most appropriate sourcing strategies and keep our business moving.   

All of this comes with the opportunity to be a part of DAZNs growth. Sourcing is at the forefront of cutting-edge projects driven to facilitate a better customer experience for our subscribers around the globe by leveraging our increasing scale with excellent Sourcing skills to deliver value to the business. 

You’ll report into the Global Head of Third Party Operations, a team that includes Supplier Relationship Management, Transformation, Supply Chain and Property as well as Sourcing. The Head of Sourcing has a small but high-profile team of four Procurement Managers who partners with our core verticals to cover spend areas such as Marketing, Product, Content and Production Services and Technology, which includes everything from hardware and software to engineering, networks, and broadcast solutions.    
This role can be based in Hammersmith or Feltham, UK
Benefits will depend on your location but will include access to DAZN, an annual performance related bonus, family friendly community, free access for you and one other to our workplace mental health platform app (Unmind), learning and development resources, opportunity for flexible working, and access to our internal speaker series and events. 

As our new Head of Sourcing, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Manage your team, forecasting savings, identifying opportunities, tracking projects and balancing priorities  
  • Provide expert guidance on the most appropriate sourcing strategies, knowing when tendering is and is not, beneficial  
  • Act as the escalation point for critical negotiations and high profile strategies   
  • Set a quarterly and annual contracts roadmap and strategy across all spend areas  
  • Proactively deep-dive spend and partner with business owners to drive Sourcing engagement across the business  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with colleagues in Finance, Legal, and DAZNs core verticals and the wider Third-Party Operations group 
  • Manage C-level reporting for Sourcing activity and results, being able to talk through the detail of reports at all levels across the business 

You’ll be set up for success if you have:

  • A solid understanding of evolving commercial models and the structure of contracts  
  • Ability to work quickly, think on your feet, but not cut corners  
  • Ability to communicate and drive change at all levels of the organisation  
  • An excellent record in developing and mentoring teams, prioritising resources to align with core business goals and provide guidance on a wide variety of unique spend types and negotiations  
  • Ability to understand and interpret spend trends and highlight inefficiencies to influence change programmes and make direct savings  

Even better if you have:

  • Knowledge of broadcast technology solutions   
  • Experience in a media or broadcasting organisation 

Here's a little more about us…

At DAZN, we bring ambition to life. We are innovators, game-changers and pioneers. So if you want to push boundaries and make an impact, DAZN is the place to be.

As part of our team you'll have the opportunity to make your mark and the power to make change happen. We're doing things no-one has done before, giving fans and customers access to sport anytime, anywhere. We're using world-class technology to transform sports and revolutionise the industry and we're not going to stop.

If you're ambitious, inventive, passionate, brave and supportive, then you're the kind of person who's going to enjoy life at DAZN.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of our walls, that values equality and diversity and where everyone can contribute at the highest level and have their voices heard. For us, this means hiring and developing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities. If you’d like to include a cover letter with your application, please feel free to. Please do not feel you need to apply with a photo or disclose any other information that is not related to your professional experience.

We look forward to hearing from you.