Category Lead, Enterprise

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Date: Jan 27, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M4W 0A1

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize her dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuels us, and moments define us.


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 vendors 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 vendors 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 using the SAP Ariba sourcing tool
  • Support vendor negotiations that are high value/high risk to the Rogers’ organization
  • Evaluate and analyze bids and deliver effective vendor recommendations through presentations to procurement leadership and Business Unit partners
  • Lead vendor negotiations for commercial and general contract terms
  • Manage complex vendor contracts, SLAs, etc. to optimize costs and ensure vendor performance
  • Manage the development of SOWs between Rogers Business Unit partners and vendors
  • Complete complex analytical tasks - including vendor and market analysis, pricing, vendor 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.
  • Course completion, or actively working towards completion, from an institution recognized for education and/or certification in procurement (Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation / Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)) preferred
  • 3 - 5+ years relevant work experience with deep knowledge of category, market trends and impacts to cost structures specific to categories including but not limited to office supplies (stationary, copiers, document retention), legal, audit, media content (images, newsfeeds) management consulting, and marketing services (research, sponsorships).
  • Experience in procurement of services that includes: SOW writing, negotiating Master Services Agreements, including services with cloud-based software platforms, and managing vendor reviews/disputes.
  • Good business/financial acumen and strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, 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 a team environment or as an individual contributor
  • Results-oriented mindset
  • Strong project management skills required as well as the ability to manage/oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency and systems experience with Oracle, SAP Ariba, and Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong understanding of the Canadian wireless and media industry is desirable


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 & Sourcing
Requisition ID: 134519
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment

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.

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