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Category Manager, Software (Consultant)


Toronto Ontario
19 Feb 2018
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Category Manager, Software (Consultant)

Date: Feb 3, 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.


The Category Manager, Software (Consultant) will be a senior role within the Procurement and Supplier Management department and will report to the Senior Category Manager of IT. The Category Manager, Software (Consultant) will be responsible for setting savings targets with a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) mindset for the spend category and be accountable to working collaboratively with other groups within the Procurement and Supplier Management department and with Rogers’ business partners in IT and Finance to realize savings through market tenders and negotiations.


The Category Manager, Software (Consultant), will need to work across different pillars within the organization to corral and drive the overarching procurement point-of-view and to realize the desired outcomes. Additionally, The Category Manager, Software (Consultant), will cultivate a strong rapport with key senior technical, business and finance stakeholders / partners based on foundational trust, respect, collaboration, cooperation and help achieving their business objectives.


What you'll be doing:

  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive category strategies based on category historic spend, top suppliers, marketplace intelligence, new entrants, disruptors, issues, gaps, opportunities, innovations, new products, industry trends, competitive intelligence, commercial models, delivery models, best practices, business direction, budget requirements and other factors;
  • Taking full end-to-end ownership of the overarching and integrated spend category strategy to drive category transformation and short / medium / long term saving targets;
  • Acting as the primary interface to key category business stakeholders;
  • Providing category leadership and direction to business partners and the Sourcing & Supplier Management team;
  • Influencing the business with respect to gaining buy-in and alignment on the category strategy;
  • Driving relationships with key suppliers;
  • Identifying cost savings objectives for the category and driving the total cost of ownership reductions;
  • Aggregating demand to leverage Rogers’ scale and scope to drive standardization and cost savings.
  • 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;
  • Ensuring procurement projects and savings are tracked against the budget and targets;
  • Managing the analysis of spend data to assist with the identification of sourcing and cost take-out opportunities; and
  • Assisting in additional analytical related activities including but not limited to compliance, catalogue adoption rates, procurement metrics and dashboards, etc.


What you have:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in the telecommunications or comparative industry
  • Knowledge of category, market trends, and impacts to cost structures
  • Successful candidate will have global experience (preferably with Tier One Carrier) leading and managing category and sourcing strategies, specifically with large software vendors, including but not limited to, Oracle, Amdocs, Salesforce, SAP, Redhat, and Microsoft.
  • Successful candidate will have experience leading and managing business partners through licence audits of vendors to determine continued category and sourcing strategies on approaching end of such licence/enterprise agreement term.
  • Successful candidate will have experience leading Procurement Enablement/Operations to build category classification around software area to improve analytics of spend and decision-making.



  • Eligible for bonuses and/or salary increases in accordance with company policy.


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
Salary Range: $121,800 to $260,000 per year
Per Diem Bonus: $300
Standard Hours: 37.50 per week
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: 12 Months
Work Location: 350 Bloor Street East (299), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Procurement & Category Management
Requisition ID: 114423
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 || None ||


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