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Category Lead, Network IP Core


Brampton Ontario
22 Jan 2018
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Category Lead, Network IP Core

Date: Dec 26, 2017

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, IP Core - Transport Optical and Voice/Data Delivery Platforms, 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 while supporting the delivery of savings targets in line with the savings methodology and maintain key supplier relationships.


What you’ll doing:

  • Leading the development of, agreement to, and execution of Category Strategies.
  • Leading and ensuring delivery of category strategy, spend and saving targets
  • Leading and owning relationships at with key Category Suppliers
  • Providing input into the savings methodology process and sets, maintains and reports against annual targets
  • Leading 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
  • Responsible for defining innovative Category strategies
  • Responsible for input into Category savings model
  • Responsible for the achievement of defined goals and objectives including:
    • Saving targets
    • Working Capital Improvements
    • Percentage of addressable spend engaged


What you’ll need:

  • University / post-secondary degree required
  • Three (3) years relevant experience working in the telecom industry preferably in Network IP Core and related Security Platform equipment and technologies role (vendor or operator), or leading a Network IP Core category in a procurement setting
  • Extensive 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
  • Strong business acumen with solid analytic skills and conceptual thinking
  • 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
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Technical knowledge of Network IP Core and related Security Platform equipment and technologies
  • eSourcing tools such as Ariba


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: None
Posting Category/Function: Procurement & Category Management
Requisition ID: 113736
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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