Vendor Manager - Marketing
Vancouver, BC, CA
9d ago

Join our team

The TELUS Procurement team is on a mission to ensure we spend our money smartly!

Within TELUS, we spend significant amounts on goods and services from stationary to strategic outsourcing. Through understanding business needs and building strong partnerships with our stakeholders and suppliers, we are helping those who spend money on behalf of TELUS get the best value, achieve the best results, and bring the best innovation from third parties.

Here's the impact you'll make and what we'll accomplish together

The Vendor Manager is responsible for assisting with category strategy, sourcing supplier products and services, negotiating contracts and managing vendor relationships.

Category coverage includes the portfolio of spend associated with Marketing.

  • bull;Leverage data to drive progressive and best-in-class commercial results •Champion and partner with our suppliers in the customer reliability journey, and drive supplier accountability •
  • Lead supplier sourcing efforts that take a forward looking view of total value of ownership •Help us raise the bar in the efficiency of our procurement practices through a continued focus on driving process excellence

    Here's how

  • bull;Assist in the creation of category strategy •Liaise with key stakeholders to develop keen understanding of business goals and objectives and drive supplier accountability •
  • Protect TELUS interests and mitigate risk in the creation of supplier contracts

    Qualifications :

    You're the missing piece of the puzzle

  • bull;Strong cultural fit at TELUS •Solid understanding of negotiation theory, strategies and practices •Knowledge and experience relating to Marketing best practices •
  • Sound understanding of strategic sourcing concepts, methods, procedures and best practices •Excellent knowledge of contract law and the ability to negotiate favourable terms and conditions •
  • Aptitude in dealing with financial principles and data analysis concepts •Superior analytical skills, including expertise in the use of data to inform decision making •
  • Demonstrated proficiency in leading supplier negotiations, structuring deals and creating contracts •Proven experience developing and managing successful supplier relationships and measuring supplier performance •
  • Ability to interface with and influence internal stakeholders •Unwavering desire to pursue favorable business outcomes on behalf of TELUS clients and shareholders •
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills •High degree of business ethics and accountability •5-7 years' relevant experience in either procurement or technology focused roles •
  • Bachelor's degree required


  • bull;Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, or a willingness to complete as a part of your career development •
  • Engineering, legal, finance or supply chain backgrounds would be considered of benefit

    Who is TELUS?

    We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada.

  • Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses;
  • and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

    Everyone belongs at TELUS. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected.

    Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

    Do you share our passion?

    At TELUS, you create future friendly ® possibilities.

    At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

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