Category Lead - Open Until Filled
Manitoba Government
Winnipeg MB
1d ago


The Category Lead is responsible for leading the development and execution of innovative procurement category management strategies.

The incumbent provides expertise on all aspects of procurement and category management activities.

Conditions of Employment :

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Qualifications : Essential :

  • Completion of post-secondary education in Business, Supply Chain or a related field or completion of a professional procurement designation.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

  • Several years’ experience in a procurement environment or a similar industry which includes a combination of tendering, evaluation strategy, supplier selection, negotiation, contract award and contract management.
  • Experience researching, analysing complex information and making recommendations to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Experience with project management tools and techniques to plan and manage a large portfolio or a diverse program which consists of strategic procurement projects.
  • Ability to collaborate with team members and stakeholders in developing, strategizing, documenting and communicating project plans and / or business requirements.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Desired :

  • Understanding of trade agreements and provincial legislation as it relates to public procurement.
  • Understanding of category management methodologies and processes with the ability to apply tools and approaches.
  • Duties : Reporting to the Manager Category Management, the Category Lead’s key responsibilities are to;
  • Leading and implementing complex category initiatives, including overseeing all procurement and project management activities within those categories.
  • Monitor ongoing complex procurement projects, practices and strategies to promote standardization and process improvement across departments.
  • Researching, analysing and making recommendations for best practices and performance standards, synthesizing many data points into meaningful insights and recommendations.
  • Interpreting legislation, policy, and agreements to provide procurement guidance and support to stakeholders.
  • Develop partnerships with other departments and agencies across government.
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