Manager Innovation Ecosystem

Date: Jun 9, 2021

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 their dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

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


As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are temporarily working from home.

The Manager Innovation Ecosystem will sit within the Innovation and Partnerships function within the Technology Strategy team,and will support the link to the broader technology team as well as the Consumer, RSM and Rogers 4 Business teams. The role’s purpose is to drive 5G advanced technology trials that support the long-term Technology team initiatives connecting them to external innovation. The specific responsibilities of this position and this group will include:


What you will be doing...

  • Be a key lead in the 5G Program by identifying new and emerging opportunities and surfacing key focus areas tied to C-level priorities
  • Identify, develop and plan, at a detailed level, executive engagements with strategic partners to identify new opportunities (including Mobile World Congress, annual Executive West Coast Trip)
  • Manage Backlog of relevant partner opportunities against strategic objectives, priorities, KPIs,
  • Lead and Run external collaboration opportunities with the broader developer community including Developer Programs, Hackathons, Challenges.
  • Communicate and program manage opportunities including regular updates to Leadership
  • Manage theme based relationships with strategic partners, key suppliers, global tech leaders and operators.
  • Support Process for innovative companies and start-ups from around world to engage with Rogers on key strategic areas related to 5G
  • Establish appropriate owners for high potential concepts
  • Participate in the delivery stages of innovation (design solution, build and scale)


What you have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or business and Master’s strongly preferred.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in technology focused roles
  • Advanced user in Powerpoint and Excel
  • Ideal candidate will have some experience in HTML, Java, Python
  • Strong ability to take abstract concepts and articulate them
  • You have great relationship management, leadership, and influencing skills to ensure continuous business support from key stakeholders
  • Able to manage multiple priorities at a given time.
  • Creative; not afraid to explore white space ideas and new strategic concepts
  • Knowledge of key domains: 5G, Edge Computing, AI/ML, Cloud, IoT  


Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 1 Mount Pleasant (083), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Engineering
Requisition ID: 222401
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 matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Posting Notes:  Information Technology & Engineering 

Job Segment: Engineer, Developer, Manager, Cloud, Java, Engineering, Technology, Management

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

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