Category Manager
Rogers Communications
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2d ago

Date : Oct 26, 2019

Location : Toronto, ON, CA, M4W 0A1

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind.

To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize her dream.

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Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuels us, and moments define us.

Reporting to the Category Director for Logistics and Terminals, this Category Manager position is a key role within the Procurement and Supply Chain department.

The successful candidate will be an expert within the spend category and will be quickly recognized by the Rogers business partners as a valued contributor in helping manage the category strategic direction, total cost of ownership and overall risk.

This individual must be an excellent communicator with proven ability to influence at all levels within the organization.

You will be responsible for setting and delivering to savings targets with a TCO mindset for the spend category. You will deliver to these goals by working collaboratively with other groups within Procurement and with our business partners across Rogers, including Corporate Real Estate, leveraging competitive sourcing strategies and priming key supplier negotiations.

What you'll be doing :

  • Creating comprehensive category strategies addressing on category historic spend, top suppliers, marketplace intelligence, industry trends, issues, gaps, opportunities, innovations, alternative commercial and recognized best practices.
  • Works with business partner to bring input and alignment.
  • Continually seeking out opportunities to deepen category understanding.
  • Managing relationships with key suppliers to deliver increased value to Rogers and to support the Procurement vendor management model.
  • Ensuring procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement’s projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations.
  • Managing the analysis of spend data to assist with the identification of sourcing and cost take-out opportunities, both short term and long term.
  • Identifying efficiency opportunities.
  • What you have :

  • University degree with a concentration in logistics, business, finance, economics or related fields
  • 5+ years relevant work experience with deep knowledge of category, market trends and impacts to cost structures.
  • 5-7 years of procurement experience is required.
  • Excellent communications, listening and influencing skills, able to communicate complex information to decision makers and key stakeholders in a clear and concise manner
  • Deep commercial understanding and business acumen.
  • Strong negotiations strategy and planning skills.
  • Excellent relationship building and influencing skills.
  • Project management skills required as well as the ability to manage / oversee multiple projects
  • Results oriented mindset
  • As part of the recruitment process, the selected candidate will be required to provide employment references and successfully complete a background check which includes credit and criminal checks.

    Shift : Day

    Length of Contract : Not Applicable (Regular Position)

    Work Location : 350 Bloor Street East (299), Toronto, ON

    Travel Requirements : Up to 10%

    Posting Category / Function : Procurement & Category Management

    Requisition ID : 166702

    Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work :

  • Our people are at the heart of our success
  • Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  • We do what’s right, each and every day
  • We believe in the power of new ideas
  • We work as one team, with one vision
  • We give back to our communities and protect our environment
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