Apply now »


Your Tasks

  • As a Lead Partner Manager, you will be responsible for the end-to-end procurement cycle, including vendor selection, negotiations, contracting and ordering, playing an essential role in the vendor strategy for RTL’s key technology platforms and IT solutions. You will manage X Partner Managers and coach them to bring Partner Management to the next level.
  • As a Lead Partner Manager you are part of RTL NL’s Technology organisation located in our Hilversum office. You will be working in a very dynamic, high paced environment, where agility across multiple tasks is needed, and the ability to shift attention and regain focus is paramount.
  • Manage, coach and drive developments within the Partner Management team;
  • Building foundations for long-term relationships with our Technology partners;
  • Negotiating different types of Technology and IT contracts (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, MSA etc.);
  • Challenge improvement the services from the suppliers and towards our organization;
  • Being a partner to RTL business stakeholder ensuring timely and value for money delivery of the required software and services to drive product innovation and delivery implementations;
  • Securing the ordering and resolving issues with any invoicing, payment and performance related matters.
  • The culture within RTL is one of 'tackling things together' and 'taking responsibility'. RTL has a high level of entrepreneurship and we expect the same from you. We are constantly seeking for innovation and education. You will experience freedom to try new ideas and experiment. You will be working in an environment that embrace a constant learning and growth.


Your profile

  • We are looking for a person with the business acumen that has a passion to find pragmatic solutions, can accept uncertainty, strives for clarity and is eager to learn.
  • It is important that you have:
  • Relevant experience in procurement of Software and IT Services (including negotiation, contracting, ordering);
  • Experience in managing a team or the willingness to develop yourself as a manager.
  • Experience in setting up a procurement vision and strategy.
  • Exceptional influencing and relationship-building skills to successfully manage internal stakeholders up to senior management level
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong command of English (verbal and written), Dutch would be an additional benefit
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and drive multiple contract negotiations simultaneously
  • Experience in coach team members to achieve goals.
  • You have completed HBO or university vocational education
  • You have over 5 years of experience as a procurement manager or similar role


About us

RTL started in 1989 as the first commercial broadcaster in the Netherlands. Our mission has not changed since then: we want to reach and inspire everyone in the Netherlands with essential stories that touch the heart and mind. RTL has five television channels (RTL 4, RTL 5, RTL 7, RTL 8 and RTL Z), streaming platform Videoland, three digital theme channels (RTL Lounge, RTL Crime, RTL Telekids), sales organization Ad Alliance and the platforms and RTL Weer / Buienradar. RTL Nieuws, Editie NL and RTL Z bring you 24/7 the latest news, their own journalistic research and interpretation via the broadcasts, website, app and socials. Our makers tell the stories that are relevant to the Netherlands. Personal, recognizable, close by and thanks to our tech and content experts you can view it where and when you want. We are always looking for new colleagues who bring a perspective that complements and makes us better. RTL is a subsidiary of the international RTL Group, part of Bertelsmann.  




Land: Netherlands

Provincie: Noord-Holland

Plaats: Hilversum 

Postcode: 1217WP

Job ID: 259877

Link copied to the clipboard. Added to watchlist. Removed from watchlist.
I am looking forward to your application.


Job Segment: Information Technology, IT Manager, Procurement, TV, Technology, Operations, Research, Creative

Apply now »