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Sourcing Manager

  • Primary Location:
    Clonskeagh Office
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  • Employment Basis:

Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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The Role...

The Sourcing Team for Commercial Operations is a key team within the Procurement Department. This team takes the lead in all relevant supplier sourcing and negotiation activities ensuring Flutter are at the forefront in terms of securing the very best commercial terms from the highest calibre of suppliers/partners for their business stakeholders. We are looking to recruit a Sourcing Manager to expand this team.

What You'll Be Doing...

Based in our Dublin offices in Clonskeagh and reporting to the Head of Sourcing for Commercial Operations the successful candidate will be a key member of this Sourcing Team. Their main role will be to lead the Sourcing activities for the Marketing category, including vendor management, management of all 3rd party supplier spend and providing corporate governance over that spend. The Marketing function is a key driver of customer engagement across our business and the role covers engagement with various agency types such as creative, media buying and digital across multiple channels as well as dealing with Marketing technology providers. The role will also assist managing the overall spend within the Marketing category and other key areas within the business, as needed.

  • Working at pace, take responsibility for the prioritisation and delivery of commercial and contractual negotiations against agreed targets within the Marketing area
  • Take ownership of the full procurement lifecycle, including supplier relationship management, ensuring that risk flows down the supply chain
  • Drive cost reduction efforts through process improvements, contractual efficiencies and elimination of inefficient spending
  • Assist on strategy development for category management and supplier development
  • Establish, build and leverage relationships with existing and potential suppliers/partners to ensure Paddy Power Betfair are at the forefront of innovative developments within the Marketing category
  • Working with new and potential suppliers/partners to safeguard capacity, quality, cost, minimise risk and assure continuity of supply in the long term
  • Liaising with multiple stakeholders, manage the end-to end delivery of supplier contracts in accordance with agreed roadmaps to meet the business needs
  • Responsible for highlighting contractual risk and supply resilience issues to Executive level stakeholders for consideration and change
  • Continually challenge operational requirements and supplier spend, identifying and critiquing cost throughout the supply base
  • Ensure, where appropriate, that regular review meetings with partners/suppliers are held at prescribed intervals including other stakeholder groups where necessary
  • Production of management information that takes into account achievements and challenges encountered/overcome
  • Build strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders and act as a functional bridge between external vendors and internal stakeholders (including senior management)

What We're Looking For...

  • 5+ years Outsourcing, Commercial or Technical experience in an online and/or technical environment
  • Solid demonstrable experience in a fast-paced Marketing space
  • Digital marketing experience including knowledge of programmatic buying, ad-serving and platform providers
  • Knowledge of agencies including media buying and creative
  • Solid and demonstrable Vendor Management and/or Procurement capabilities
  • Full understanding of RFI/RFP and all tender processes
  • Experience within the gaming industry a plus
  • Exposure to and understanding of legal frameworks and contract law
  • Experience of undertaking market research and analysis across indirect & direct spend categories to provide evidence to support/facilitate sourcing decisions
  • Knowledge of web based IT infrastructure technologies and understanding of financial reporting tools
  • Understanding of PPB's corporate risk profile and ability to manage those risks
  • Strong Excel and analytical skills are key to this role

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Clonskeagh Office
Unit 1-4, Paddy Power, Power Tower, Belfield Office Park, Beech Hill Road, Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland, DUBLIN 4

This is who we are

Paddy Power Betfair is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK and Ireland, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta.

We are online-led, mobile-led and sports-led: and our proprietary technology, unique products and innovative marketing all combine to offer a superb experience to our five million customers worldwide.

Our spirit, talent and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 7,000 people in sixteen locations across the globe; from Dublin to Los Angeles, and London to Melbourne. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.

On a larger scale

We are part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide.

Established in 2019, Flutter merged with The Stars Group in 2020. As the parent company Flutter Entertainment now has a host of brands that sit under it including Paddy Power and Betfair (PPB), Sky Betting and Gaming, PokerStars, Full Tilt Timeform, oddchecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet, Bet Easy in Australia, FOX Bet, TVG and FanDuel in the US.

Across the globe, Flutter employs over 14,000 people across more than 40 offices and over 600 retail sites. We pride ourselves on being a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.

This is your Challenge

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
  • Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
  • Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
  • Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
  • The products you’ll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
  • Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing