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Lead, Procurement Strategy


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25 Sep 2017
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Lead, Procurement Strategy

Lead, Procurement Strategy

Date: Sep 20, 2017

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.


Reporting to the Manager, Procurement Strategy, this position is required as a result of determined organizational changes to maximize effectiveness of organization, minimize overlaps of responsibility and reduce handoffs.  This role aims to strengthen the Procurement strategy bench by way of an overall organizational increased span of control and deeper Procurement subject matter expertise.  Further, this function supports the drive for deep category strategies and supports closer supplier relationships with strategic suppliers for optimized benefit.  This role supports strategy influence, formation and execution for the total annual addressable spend of approximately $4.5B


What You'll Be Doing:

Business Partnering

  • Enable decision making on business solutions by advising on the cost/risk of change benefits, influencing desired outcomes, and supporting business decisions.
  • Interact cross-functionally and partner with key stakeholders, ensuring effective liaison with other teams and functions to share knowledge and best practice.

Demand Management

  • Support the drive for TCO reduction and identify supplier price models.
  • Support inputs to budget leading to accurate forecasting whilst ensuring an optimised and fully utilised supplier network and resource structure.
  • Support setting of annual savings targets and related KPI measures with Category Team and business partners tied to the budget.

Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • Responsible, under the direction of the Procurement Manager, for building, maintaining, and enhancing solid relationships with key internal stakeholders across the organization to ensure business needs are being met by assigned suppliers.
  • Partner with key internal stakeholders to ensure goal alignment and effective communication with assigned suppliers.
  • Act as internal consultant to business owners through comprehensive understanding of supplier capabilities, market ecosystem, customer and company needs to identify opportunities to expand existing supplier relationships.
  • Champion assigned relationships with suppliers across the functions, maximizing value through the Rogers supplier network and functional areas
  • Client Interactions to resolve simple to complex problems with effective solutions
  • Support the partnerships with the clients on specific projects and outcomes


What You Bring:

  • Undergraduate education.
  • More than 2-5 years of progressive experience
  • General knowledge of contemporary procurement strategies, negotiating frameworks, cost modelling analysis and presentation aptitude within a senior level audience
  • Sound understanding of the supply market for both goods and services and both direct and indirect procurement practices
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 350 Bloor Street East (299), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Procurement & Contracts
Requisition ID: 104910
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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