IT Vendor & Initiatives Manager
Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised 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”.
At the heart of our culture is a commitment of inclusion across race, gender, age sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.
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The Tech Initiatives and Vendor Manager is responsible to provide strategic leadership/direction in building processes and/or identifying and driving improvement initiatives to increase people and organisational capabilities across the Technology department. He/she also leads strategic IT initiatives through applying structured project and program methodologies to existing processes and increasing consistency and successful project implementation across the organisation.
Guide and support the technology department in structuring an IT Governance Unit
Work with senior leaders across the organisation to identify processes improvement opportunities and drive the execution of solutions
Lead the definition of policies, processes, strategies, standards, and guidelines using best practice frameworks, whilst reviewing current approaches and suggesting improvements;
Lead the development strategy and guidelines for appropriate staffing requirements, exercising control over resources, budget management and planning and contributing to defining standards;
Help and support in the re-engineering of IT processes (demand management, change management, incident management, service request management, etc.);
Supports Manager to monitor and devise recommendations for the entities’ compliance with corporate governance
Building and maintaining close working relationships with business partners and ensuring alignment to group standards and policies
Ensuring specific metrics and measures are incorporated into solutions enabling continuous improvement
Skills and Experience Essential
Degree in Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related fields
5-7 years of proven experience in a similar role
Proven experience in managing people
Excellent Project management, organisation, planning skills
Strong problem-solving skills: comfortable tackling complex problems and breaking these down into manageable pieces
Strong interpersonal skills able to communicate, influence and adapt communication at different levels of organisation
Fluency in English, Italian is a plus.
By joining our company, you will have the chance to:
- Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment
- Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective
- Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day
- Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning
- Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings
- Work partially or fully remote according to local laws
- Benefit from employee discounts on travel
- Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering
- Receive a bonus after 5 and one after 10 years in the company
- Participate in amazing winter and summer corporate events
- Benefit from extended parental or marriage leave