Competitive with benefits
Vacancy Type:
23 (Entain)
About The Role
Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. With offices across five continents and licences in more than 20 countries, we operate some of the most well-known and iconic brands in the industry with more than 250 years of combined history – names such as Ladbrokes, partypoker, bwin and Coral.
Role Purpose

The key purpose of this role is to support effective  3rd party performance in the Retail Operations space   across Ladbrokes Coral Group, through the implementation of sound commercial governance and the delivery of the identified integration synergies as well as the identification of future saving opportunities

Key Responsibilities

  • Own and embody the teams values, including the promotion and embedding within the team
  • Support all transactional elements of Operations Procurement
  • Delivery of all financial retail synergy target against business cases
  • Create category based procurement strategies andimplement within the operational environment
  • Financial reporting and support on invoice approval and queries for relevant area
  • Build a cutting edge knowledge of the supply base, providing value adding insights to the Operations community
  • Operate agile and effective commercial processes
  • Understand critical areas for Innovation and build a pipeline of opportunities to be shared with the supplier community to further lower retail cost footprint
  • Identification of revenue improvement opportunities
  • Contribute and uphold the agreed values/behaviours of the team
  • Work with Finance to support robust financial reporting on a monthly basis against budgets and stretch targets
  • Ensure contract coverage amongst supplier base
  • Drive improvement initiatives with internal stake holders to further reduce cost base

    This will specifically include:

  • Support onRetail Synergy execution benefit delivery opportunities
  • Creation ofretail relevant category strategiesincluding identification of saving opportunities
  • Provision of strong commercial support to the Operations team
  • 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 procurementgold standards
  • Maximise contract compliance and spend under management

Candidate 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
  • Sound  commercial experience (including strategy creation,  implementation and benefit delivery)
    Good analytical skills 
    Strong  people and influencing skills across all levels of the organisation
    Highly organised
    Self-motivated and can do attitude
    Attention to detail  

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.