IT Outsourcing and Contract Manager

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialized in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks, and holidays to theatre, entertainment, and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

lastminute.com is part of lm group, publicly-traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services

Job Description

As a tech company that travels, we're always on the look out for first-class talent to enhance our in-house technical capability, which is why we’ve created a new role, IT Outsourcing and Contract Manager, to do just that. We’re looking for an experienced IT Outsourcing and Contract Manager to support our in-house technology team in building a global workforce, planning the recruitment in line with the lastminute.com Tech Roadmap.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Manage relationship with HR and Tech department to build the workforce planning in line with the roadmap and the budget

  • Support the CTO and Procurement team to manage relationship with existing and new people suppliers

  • Work closely with Technology Forecasting

  • External Resources management in line with the local labour law, supported by the Procurement and Legal team in different countries to provide assistance in identifying and eliminating risks

  • Define and Improve all the processes and governance for external contractors/agencies

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in resource management in an European environment

  • Strong subject matter expertise: deep knowledge, and experience in supporting the review and negotiation of contracts in the technology market.

  • Experienced in managerial accounting and cost-controlling

  • Demonstrates strong working relationships with an international workforce, as the key point of contact between lastminute.com and third party suppliers across Europe.

  • Highly responsive to the needs of internal stakeholders

  • An analytical approach to problem solving and experience of people management in the Tech area

  • Previous experience working with multiple European contractor suppliers on a large scale

  • Strong communication, writing and interpersonal skills at all levels

  • Fluent in Italian and English