Technology Procurement Manager

Bristol
Just Eat

Just Eat is known throughout the UK as a great way to get food delivered to your door, but behind that enterprise is a team of highly skilled techies exploring every possible way to get you the food you want as easily as possible.

This includes developing automated takeaway-delivery robots, chatbots that uses machine learning to guess what type of food you may want from your facial expression, Apple TV applications that let you split the cost of your takeaway between friends, Alexa apps, Hololens apps, Xbox apps, Virtual reality experiences – you name a cutting-edge technology, and Just Eat is exploring the possibilities the tech can offer the food-ordering community.

The company also has a big commitment to open-source technology [https://tech.just-eat.com/open-source/]. As Just Eat says on its website, “Just Eat is constantly innovating and every now and again we come up with something super neat that we can’t find an ‘out-of-the-box’ answer to; which we would like to contribute back to the community in the hope of solving some more of those common problems.”

The Just Eat tech team pride themselves on experimentation and learning from failure. As Craig Pugsley, Just Eat’s Principal UX Engineer says, “We have a wonderfully liberating principle of failing early and failing fast; it’s our job to fail those nine times so that we can get to that one time that is the absolutely killer success.” So, if you are interested in product research using the some of the most innovative technology tools out there, Just Eat’s Bristol R&D department want to hear from you.

Finance

The Finance team has to help the business grow and achieve its goals. We partner across the business with new initiatives, from sales to technology, in order to support growth in all areas. Our role is to take into account every aspect of the company combined, to make sure we’re financially sound and heading in the right direction. With the rate at which our business is growing, life in the finance department is never dull. Every day is different and provides a different challenge, whether that’s forecasting, reporting or learning – there’s a lot of room to prove yourself and to progress.

The opportunity

Position: Technology Procurement Manager
Department:  Group Procurement
Report to: Senior Technology Procurement Manager
Location: Bristol or London

Closing date for internal applications: 6th June 2020

The opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Technology Procurement Manager (within the Group Procurement function), you’ll be part of a team that is evolving rapidly and beginning a new chapter as it moves from vendor management to full Procurement and integrates with new business units and brands across the globe.

What you will be doing

  • Develop a deep understanding and broad appreciation for our Technology existing requirements and roadmap
  • Work closely alongside internal functional stakeholders (Legal, Finance and other Tech teams) to align functional goals and priorities with vendors during vendor selection, contracting and ongoing performance management
  • Build and maintain relationships with strategic IT vendors to ensure performance to SLAs, mitigating risk and capitalising on opportunities
  • Work with all Just Eat wider groups companies to align their technology spend and usage with Group contracts
  • Maintain a structured vendor performance management framework across the Technology vendor portfolio
  • Facilitate, host and contribute to service review meetings with vendors in the portfolio to ensure delivery against objectives and contract budgets.
  • Develop regular reports on service whilst keeping your internal customer informed
  • Running competitive sourcing events and market reviews with the aid of our e-sourcing technology, including RFXs and auctions
  • Negotiating with vendors as part of selection processes, contract renewals and service issue resolution, as well as influencing internal stakeholders
  • Assisting the business with vendor changes, onboarding and exiting where necessary
  • Contribute and support Finance and Tech teams in forecasting and budgeting, including contract changes and potential changes according to contact or market sourcing events such as RFPs or eAuctions
  • Solving problems and having fun with a hard working, talented and diverse colleagues across the world

Required skills and experience

  • Proven experience in managing contracts in one or more IT categories, including SaaS, PaaS, software and services
  • An inquisitive nature – do you know your API from your RDS, SQL or KLF?
  • Experience with negotiating contracts and maximising the value returned to Technology
  • Experience working with multiple internal parties, including senior leadership teams
  • Solid and proven knowledge of modern technology concepts and systems
  • Experience working with Agile based frameworks (Scrum, Kanban) – People over Process!
  • Solid process management skills, with the ability to handle multiple vendors and multiple contracts, as well as a wide range of tasks
  • Good relationship and interpersonal skills to be applied in working with vendors across the entire contract life cycle
  • If you’ve worked in detail with cloud management before (for us it’s AWS, although we use Google Cloud Platform and Azure too), that would be an advantage
  • Strong professional network – Identifying new and beneficial technologies to Just Eat is important, so any successful candidate should have an existing network of peers and industry professionals they could call on to help solve puzzles and challenges
  • MCIPS qualification (ideally already, but we will support you in achieving this if not)
  • Experience of managing high risk and impact sourcing activity, with an international element
  • Someone happy moving at a fast pace that helps our business grow profitably, quickly and sustainably

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To apply for this job please visit careers.just-eat.com.

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Bike Loan
Casual Dress
Crèche
Dental Benefits
Private Health
Team Outings
Gym Discount