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Procurement Manager - Technology

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title:
Procurement Manager - Technology
Location:
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Schedule:
Full-Time, Permanent
Team:
Procurement
Department:
Operations
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What's your new role about?

Can you think fast on your feet and react to business changes? Do you have commercial acumen combined with strategic thinking; underpinned by demonstrable experience in a procurement setting? What about a keenness to work in an environment that will challenge you? 

We are a business with massive ambition, and we move fast, so priorities can change by the day so you’ll need to be flexible to succeed. Procurement at DAZN is all about applying the most effective procurement logic to a multitude of requirements to speed up the way our business works. This role is responsible for a variety of spending requirements across DAZN’s use of technology covering everything from infrastructure, operating systems, networks, security and more. If this sounds like it could be what you’re looking for in your next challenge, then keep reading! 

Reporting to the Head of Sourcing this role needs someone who wants to grow and evolve as quickly as we do. You’ll have the opportunity to focus on what is important but also understand that we are a business that moves quickly, priorities change, and so you will need to be very nimble to succeed. To support the delivery of the very best content and viewer experience to DAZN customers, you’ll get to source the very best (and sometimes very latest) products and services that drive value for our ever-growing business and customers, sometimes at short notice. 

Working within a small, yet high-profile team you will get to engage proactively in procurement across the organisation to ensure that we maintain a joined-up approach and support the continuity of an outstanding Procurement function. Our key focus is to drive cost efficiencies in the organisation and deliver transparent and reportable value that can be reflected in our bottom line.

This role is aligned to our London office in Hammersmith. Travel will be required to the office when requested and typically the team meet at least once a month in person.
 
Benefits include access to DAZN, 25 days’ annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), annual performance-related bonus, private medical insurance, life assurance, pension contributions up to 5%, 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 Procurement Manager, Technology, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Support and develop category strategies, setting a clear contracting and negotiation roadmap across certain Technology services, which you will then manage through to delivery with key stakeholders. 
  • Instigate and maintain strong relationships with business stakeholders, developing an understanding of the business direction, requirements and priorities and delivering these from a procurement perspective. 
  • Collaborate effectively every day with colleagues in Procurement, Finance, Legal, Operations and InfoSec to identify opportunities and mitigate risk 
  • Provide guidance to internal stakeholders on the Procurement process and influence behaviours in accordance with DAZN’s global procurement policy. 

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

  • Experience working in either Procurement Specialist/Category Specialist/Senior Buyer/Category Manager role(s) 
  • Experience managing technology spend 
  • Understanding of TCO and ability to manage this with business owners and wider stakeholder groups
  • Experience drafting and managing RFPs from requirement through to award. 
  • A clear understanding of commercial contracts and critical negotiation points; including but not limited to KPIs, SLAs, commercial models, service credits 
  • Ability to manipulate, evaluate and draw conclusions from large sets of data and present information in the right format to a senior audience to support procurement recommendations 
  • Experience in a fast-paced, rapidly growing business 
  • Ability to work quickly, think on your feet, but not cut corners 

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, 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. We are supported by our talented Employee Resource Group communities: proud@DAZN, women@DAZN, disability@DAZN and ParentZONE.
 
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.
 
Our aim is to make our hiring processes as accessible for everyone as possible, including providing adjustments for interviews where we can.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.