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Brampton Ontario
15 Jan 2018
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Category Lead, Network

Date: Jan 5, 2018

Location: Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 0C1

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.


Reporting to the Category Manager – Network, the Category Lead position is a role within the Procurement and Supplier Management department. The successful candidate will work closely with Business Partners to meet their needs in a timely fashion while helping them manage total cost of ownership and risk. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the delivery of savings targets in line with the savings methodology and maintain key supplier relationships. He/she will lead the development of, agreement to, and execution of Category Strategies. Experience with video processing, broadcasting and network equipment and related technologies is highly desirable. Knowledge of sourcing and contracts is preferred.


 What you’ll be doing:

  • Leads and ensures delivery of category strategy, spend and saving targets
  • Leads and owns relationships at with key Category Suppliers
  • Provides inputs into the savings methodology process and sets, maintains and reports against annual targets
  • Driving Total Cost of Ownership reduction for the category and uses price modeling
  • Identifies issues that could have an impact on the Category Strategies
  • Leads negotiation and conclusion of contracts with suppliers over major agreements working with Legal and internal stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met
  • Accountable for managing relationships with and monitoring performance of key suppliers
  • Ensures key supplier performance and relationships are optimized by working with Supplier Management teams where appropriate and required
  • Understands and communicates strategic pressures shaping market and supplier behaviour
  • Champions Procurement and Supplier Management as a great place to work across Rogers internally and externally, including the identification, development and rotation of capable resources
  • Responsible for defining innovative Category strategies
  • Executes performance improvements on specific opportunities identified within category with the support of Supplier Management
  • Has a clear stakeholder engagement approach supported where required with a clear communication plan
  • Has ability to effectively influence stakeholders and external suppliers


What you have:

  • University/post-secondary degree required
  • Has at least 3 years relevant experience in a Procurement function within the telecom or comparative industry (preferably in a strategic sourcing) supporting IT or Network or Video products.
  • Has experience in delivering presentations to C-level executives and is able to achieve desired results through influencing capabilities
  • A track record of delivering challenging targets
  • Proven ability in developing business cases and formulating recommendations both written and verbally to influence decisions
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills are required, as well as excellent attention to accuracy and detail
  • Experience of leading negotiations and contractual agreements
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Educated to MBA / Degree level in an engineering, business, finance or supply chain related subject or equivalent industry experience
  • Relevant role in another telecom operator is an advantage or a comparative role in another industry
  • Technical knowledge of video processing, streaming and other networking technologies an asset, and knowledge of technology or IT commercial/contractual modelling, i.e.: perpetual licensing, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Cloud environments, other subscription based models, network virtualization, Enterprise Wide Licensing, 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: 8200 Dixie Road (101), Brampton, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Procurement & Sourcing
Requisition ID: 111201
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 || Brampton || None ||


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