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Category Manager - Field Services


Montreal, Quebec, CA Ottawa, ON, CA Toronto, ON, CA Rimouski, Quebec, CA

Req ID:  22932
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  Procurement, Supply Chain & Real Estate
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



Ready to be a trailblazer in category management?


Join our team


The TELUS Procurement team is on a mission to ensure we spend our money smartly! Within TELUS we spend significant amounts on goods and services from stationary to strategic outsourcing. Through understanding business needs and building strong partnerships with our stakeholders and suppliers, we are helping those who spend money on behalf of TELUS get the best value, achieve the best results, and and foster innovation with our partners.


Within our talented Field Services Category Team we are responsible for many services pivotal to TELUS operations from Engineering and Construction Service, to Specialize Outside Labour which means the work we do every day has a huge tangible impact for our stakeholders and customers. Together, we can make sure TELUS optimises spend, and reinvests as much as possible to build a friendly future for Canadians.


If you’re a trailblazer who can forge strong relationships while championing innovation and sustainability, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the best minds in the industry to support our journey to becoming best in class.


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


As a Category Manager within the Field Services team, you will have accountability for the strategic procurement of Engineering and Construction Services. You will be responsible for a defined scope of vendors and sub-categories, and drive development and execution of a robust category strategy based on sound internal and external intelligence.


We are on a transformational journey within the function, and your challenge is to drive optimal value for this spend portfolio, whilst ensuring our stakeholders are fully supported via our category specialists, Procurement service desk, or self-serving using a robust set of tools and guidance.


You will use your market knowledge and Procurement expertise to develop and deploy world-class approaches to spend management while utilizing e-procurement tools to deliver optimal value. You will also be responsible for negotiating, drafting, administering and managing commercial contracts associated with the related categories.

Here's How


  • Partnering with stakeholders across the organization as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor
  • Driving best in class strategic sourcing related to category expertise, that will underpin TELUS' continued profitable growth, whilst offering an unsurpassed client experience
  • Influencing key strategic decisions through impactful thought leadership and consultative approach
  • Leveraging expert skills in data analytics, market research, sourcing, relationship and contract management
  • Leading major contract negotiations, strategic sourcing activities, cross functional projects, risk and relationship management, and savings initiatives
  • Optimizing our transformational delivery model to maximize impact for TELUS





You're the missing piece of the puzzle


  •  French required (written and oral)
  •  A 'can-do' attitude and innate belief in the art of the possible
  •  Ability to maintain perspective and confidence in face of difficult contract negotiations, tight deadlines and client expectations
  • Proven track record of execution and delivery in complex environments
  • Ability to build and maintain effective partnerships internally and externally
  • Strong business mindset and financial acumen
  • Passion for using facts and data, translating analytics and intelligence into effective business decisions in the best interests of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to enable and drive change, think flexibly
  • Bachelor Degree required
  • 5 or more years of experience in strategic sourcing roles
  • Solid understanding of negotiation theory, strategies, and practice




  • Experience with eSourcing tools and SAP at an advanced level
  • MBA or SCMA or a willingness to complete these designations as a part of your career development - including equivalent international designations such as CIPS or ISM
  • Knowledge of financial principles and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Experience in the Telecommunications industry or engineering capacity


A bit about us

We’re a people-first, 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. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

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.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.





People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs

Across People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs, we are the diverse and talented team responsible for making sure TELUS is managed as a world-leading organization. ​

We are honoured to be recognized

2021 engagement score

Team members worldwide

# of years voted One of Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens


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.