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Category Manager (Vendor Manager)

Montreal, QC
Full Time
5 days ago

Ready to be a trailblazer in Procurement?

Join our team

Are you a strategic thinker? Do you have a track record of ideas, influence and impact? There's a buzz around Procurement within TELUS. Why? We're on a transformational journey towards our vision of Procurement 2022 and increasingly recognised by the business as a key enable to driving TELUS' competitive advantage. It's a ground-breaking ride with many complex challenges, opportunities to explore, and value we can add. We are redefining the procurement brand and advancing the service delivery model to make an even larger contribution to corporate priorities ultimately creating exceptional experiences for customers across Canada.

The Procurement team impacts everything and everyone. We optimize spend across all business units and provide savings that can then be invested to deliver innovative products, services, solutions and exceptional experiences to our customers. We're the trusted business partner to senior leaders accountable for making informed decisions on strategic and operational expenditures. And knowing every team member buys something, we continuously strive to make the buying experience simple, easy and efficient. Our partnership model approach extends to suppliers who become strategic partners in our quest to deliver the best value, minimize risks, introduce innovation, and achieve the best results. Layering in technology advancements such as artificial intelligence and robotic process automation into our practice is world-class and opens our minds to the extent of new possibilities.

What YOU will do

The Category Manager is an individual contributor role within the TELUS Procurement team. The Category Manager has accountability for developing sourcing strategies and the strategic procurement of their respective category. In addition, the Category Manager is responsible for managing supplier relationships, including driving Total Value of Ownership and ongoing supplier performance, as well as coordinating efforts between internal stakeholders and the supplier account teams to meet procurement objectives.

The Category Manager will use their market knowledge to develop and deploy world-class approaches to spend management while utilizing e-procurement tools to deliver cost reduction. The Category Manager will also be responsible for negotiating, drafting, administering and managing commercial contracts.

The Category Manager is accountable for a portfolio of assigned vendors with a primary expectation to: deliver on IT categories and Technology Services, deliver on vendor negotiations driving value for money, execute sourcing strategies, spend category intelligence and analytics, contract negotiation, drafting and administration, and perform ongoing vendor performance monitoring and evaluation.


What YOU bring
    •Strong IT experience and Cloud
    •Solid understanding of the Cloud players
    •Expertise in contracting and understanding Cloud terms
    •Experience with working with IT Services and System integrators
    •Solid understanding of negotiation theory, strategies and practices
    •Good understanding of Strategic sourcing concepts and best practices, related to the procurement of products and services
    •Strong Strategic Vendor Management subject-matter expertise

You're the missing piece of the puzzle
    •Applauded for your "can-do" attitude and belief in the art of the possible
    •Recognized for driving change and innovation
    •Regarded as an exceptional communicator, influencer and negotiator, able to build and maintain effective partnerships internally and externally with all stakeholders, including senior leaders
    •Noted as having strong business and financial acumen
    •Proven experience in leading supplier negotiations and structuring deals, including establishing contract terms and conditions (i.e. pricing, performance management and SLA development), drafting legal agreements, and implementing risk mitigation best practices
    •Sought out for your ability to seek out, analyze and translate facts, data and intelligence into key insights, concept and recommendations
    •With a reputation for project execution excellence and achieving results in a complex environment
    •With a Bachelor's degree in any domain

    •Strong contract drafting skills
    •Strong financial acumen
    •Bilingual (English/French)

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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