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Category Lead, Marketing and Services


Toronto Ontario
19 Feb 2018
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Category Lead, Marketing and Services

Date: Jan 26, 2018

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M4W 1A9

At Rogers we’re for supporting you on a journey to a rewarding career. Whether you’re a developer, an analyst, or a customer care consultant, Rogers is the place where ideas become reality. We embrace change, and find ways to do better. And we deliver on that commitment by fostering an environment of passion and innovation for all people.


We are constantly evolving and transforming to be the best and we need the right people on our team to ensure we get there.  Our Rogers Procurement team supports our diverse and dynamic business and if you take initiative, thrive on driving changing and excel in a fast-paced vibrant environment, then come deliver your best with us.


Reporting to the Category Director for Marketing and Services, this Category Lead position is a key role within the Procurement and Supplier Management department.


This role is pivotal in formulating procurement recommendations for various business units within a category that can greatly influence business strategies. This position executes sourcing strategies, and negotiates contracts with suppliers that will have high business impact.  The Category Lead manages the end to end procurement cycle for Rogers’ business stakeholders.


What you'll be doing:

  • 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.
  • Lead, develop and execute of RFPs/RFIs
  • Support vendor negotiations that are high value/high risk to the Rogers’ organization
  • Evaluate and analyze bids and make effective vendor recommendations
  • Manage complex vendor contracts, SLAs, etc. to optimize costs and ensure vendor/supplier performance
  • Manage the development of SOWs between vendors/suppliers
  • Complete complex analytical tasks - including vendor and market analysis, pricing, supplier reviews and business modeling as it relates to procurement options
  • Cost/benefit analysis and formulate recommendations based on that data
  • Work on cross functional procurement initiatives and play an integration role for the Rogers group of companies                               
  • Provide effective supplier leadership to resolve contracting issues


What you have:

  • University degree with a concentration in business, math, finance, economics or related fields.
  • 5+ years relevant work experience with deep knowledge of category, market trends and impacts to cost structures.
  • Experience in procurement is desirable but not required.
  • Good business/financial acumen and strong analytical skills are required
  • Keen understanding of negotiating strategy and planning.
  • Excellent communications, listening and influencing skills and ability to communicate complex information to decision makers and key stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
  • Proven ability to perform in team environment or as an individual contributor is required
  • Results-oriented mindset
  • Strong project management skills required as well as the ability to manage/oversee multiple projects simultaneously is required
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)


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: Full 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: 109550
As a proud Canadian company, we're dedicated to making things easier for our customers. We’ve been embracing and leading change for over 50-years, and we’ll continue to seek out new opportunities to bring our customers simple solutions for today and tomorrow.
We recognize that success is determined by the strength and diversity of our people. We work together because we want to win together, and these five shared values guide and define our work:
  1. Simplify and innovate
  2. Take ownership of the what and the how
  3. Equip people to succeed
  4. Execute with discipline and pride
  5. Talk straight, build trust, and over deliver
Why Rogers?  Because your tomorrow inspires our today.
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 can also reach out to our team at to begin a conversation about your individual accessibility needs throughout the hiring process.
Posting Notes:  Corporate || Canada (CA) || ON || Toronto || SF:LI-PJ1 ||


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