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Strategy Manager - Copper Retirement Strategy


Calgary, AB, CA

Req ID:  32652
Jobs by Category:  Operations
Job Function:  Planning and Analysis
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



As part of our exciting journey towards retiring our copper network, we’ve established a brand-new, transformational TELUS-wide program. This program will address network optimization with the goal to eliminate dual support cost structures between the Copper and Fibre network, fully unleashing the benefits of our generational investment in our PureFibre network. We are scaling the program and seeking team members to be part of one of the most transformational projects at TELUS.

Join our team: 


  • Located within our Customer Network Planning (CNP) team, a team that is a key driver of TELUS’ capital expenditure, our copper retirement program will be responsible for the development and execution of our one network strategy. 
  • We are focused on aligning key stakeholders across the organization to accelerate the journey to Fibre, optimize our Central Office (CO) footprint, enable power cost savings and ultimately shut down our copper network across communities. 
  • This work will also help transform the customer experience, field delivery and network quality, and reliability metrics in our new Fibre dominant footprint.
  • Visit to learn more about the program.

Here's more!

Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together:

We’re looking for a Strategy Manager who is passionate about solving problems and creating new value in support of a transformational program. The ideal candidate for this role is a team player that strives to support best-in-class work through their exceptional strategy and collaboration skills.


Reporting to the Manager, Copper Retirement Strategy, you will support ad-hoc initiatives as they arise. Currently, this includes assessing our copper reclamation opportunity. To succeed in this role, the successful candidate will need to support thought leadership, analyze large datasets and gather insights, and support creation of executive-level presentations and stories.


This role is not about weekly, monthly, or quarterly operational reporting, which will be led by the PMO team. Instead, the emphasis is on identifying new commercial models, supporting attractive quick-win opportunities, creating synergies with teams throughout TELUS, and unlocking the end to end value chain for key initiatives.


Here's how: 


  • Thought leadership: Research and support ideas for business models associated with copper reclamation and other ad-hoc opportunities associated with copper retirement
  • Data Analysis: Consider various factors to ensure we are picking the best sites that drive the most value (real estate, copper sales, energy savings) for the investment required
  • Decision Support: Distill large datasets provided by working teams into easy to understand insights that can help support decisions for an executive level audience
  • Problem solving: Support across teams and identify new and innovative ideas, along with ways to drive positive outcomes across the copper retirement portfolio





You're the missing piece of the puzzle 


  • You have some knowledge of building brand new business lines and can deploy this knowledge to support program thought leadership and scaling
  • You can operate under ambiguity and begin quantifying opportunities so the appropriate decision can be made to maximize present value
  • You have some experience working in a fast paced environment - helping gather information to support key decisions quickly
  • You enjoy building relationships with stakeholders across business units and disciplines to understand the technological feasibility of certain ideas to ensure they are realistic
  • You aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo and ask difficult questions to drive meaningful engagement regarding a legacy technology stack
  • You have experience with creating dashboards and building strategic models that can help drive decisions
  • You are an organized and compelling communicator with the ability to clearly articulate complex concepts and storylines through various mediums, especially Sheets, DOMO, data visualization, and Slides



  • University degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business, or a related field
  • Consulting or advisory experience (e.g. M&A, real estate)
  • 2-4+ years of experience in a fast-paced role



A bit about us

We’re a people-focused, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. 

You’ll find our engaging, high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging, and financially rewarding. We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability. Your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.






We’re the ones that design, build, repair and maintain the billions of dollars’ worth of the infrastructure that keeps more than 15.2 million Canadians connected.

We are honoured to be recognized

Days volunteered in our communities.

Team members that work at home or are mobile.

Million customers that TELUS is serving across Canada.


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.