Category Manager

Rogers Communications - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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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. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

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.

Schedule: Part time
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

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Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
We do what’s right, each and every day
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We work as one team, with one vision
We give back to our communities and protect our environment

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

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