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Managing Director

The Company

Our client is a global leading gaming group with a multi-billion Euro yearly turnover and over 14,000 employees.

The group covers B2C and B2B, with an omni-channel sports betting and casino offering for both land-based and online.

They operate several market leading B2C brands across a number of regulated European markets and are one the of leaders in technological innovation, having recently migrated onto their own in-house platform.

As part of their growth strategy, they are now looking to expand their online presence into the newly regulated Dutch market and need a proven busienss leader to spearhead this growth as ‘Managing Director’.

In this role, you will take full ownership for the market, including managing multi-million Euro marketing budgets, full P&L responsibility and building/leading a cross-functional localised team.

You will help drive the busienss to new heights, with ultimate aim of the brand becoming a market leader in the future.

This opportunity offers the chance to be part of an exciting new venture and have a real impact on building a new market from scratch, but with the stability and backing by one of the largest gaming groups globally.

Main tasks:

  • Drive strong revenue growth in your target market.
  • Take complete ownership of country P&L.
  • Understand the P&L structure and shape to achieve commercial goals.
  • Manage costs effectively to ensure value for money.
  • Manage key members of staff within region.
  • Provide strong direction regarding country-specific marketing, product and service requirements.
  • Negotiate with central departments to ensure priority of your country is understood.
  • Build business cases for additional, country-specific developments.
  • Monitor the competitive landscape and react accordingly.
  • Build strong commercial relationships with existing and prospective suppliers to gain a competitive advantage wherever possible.
  • Develop a team of high functioning professionals.
  • Performance Management of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Monitor the compliance landscape and pre-empt and react accordingly to ensure the brand remains fully compliant with all market regulations
  • Driving a ‘customer first approach’
  • Effective prioritisation and workload management across a multidisciplinary team.
  • Working with the Heads of Gaming and Sportsbook to ensure commercial success of the digital product.
  • Delivering upon the company strategy of becoming the best omni-channel operator in Europe
  • Reporting weekly, monthly and quarterly progress versus plan
  • Advise/recommend action to executive team to promote continued growth in the market.

Professional requirements:

  • Strong track record of working in a highly regulated online gambling market.
  • Three years experience of working in a senior iGaming role in the Netherlands.
  • Expertise in digital businesses or a keen understanding of what a digital customer will expect.
  • Budget management skills with a focus on customer value and ROI.
  • Experience in customer segmentation and successful communication campaigns, supported by data-analysis and market insights.
  • Ability and experience in setting, monitoring, and reporting against targets to key internal stakeholders.
  • Expertise in online Casino and Sportsbook with an understanding of retail customer expectations as well.
  • Stakeholder management at all levels.
  • Proven decision making based upon data and industry knowledge.

Personal requirements:

  • Keen commercial focus.
  • Evidence of strong management, planning, project management and organisational skills, required to manage an extensive and varied workload.
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal), influencing and negotiation skills, required to cooperate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders combined with driven and assertive personality.
  • Experience in people management, leading and directing multiple team members in a busy task-oriented environment.
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness in work.
  • Talent management .
  • Coaching and training experience.
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo and shape the future business.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Being detail-oriented and capable of delivering a high level of accuracy.
  • Fluent English and Dutch. German language would also be an advantage.

Key Details

  • Role: Managing Director
  • Sector: Gaming
  • Salary: Competitive Salary
  • Job Reference: LI00100
  • Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands (Hybrid)

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