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Category Lead - Strategic Sourcing Manager - Mergers and Acquisitions


Toronto, ON, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA Edmonton, AB, CA Calgary, AB, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Req ID:  29790
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  Procurement, Supply Chain & Real Estate
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular

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As a Category Lead for Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), you will be accountable for the analysis of the procurement portfolio and development of sourcing strategies for TELUS’ M&As. The Category Lead is the face of Procurement for all M&A activities, playing a pivotal role in coordinating efforts between internal stakeholders: the corporate development team, the business unit team and the wider procurement team, to drive actions in meeting the company’s objectives such as cost savings and risk mitigation. You will also be responsible for leading activities such as vendor consolidation analysis in addition to drafting, negotiating and managing commercial contracts.


The M&A category presents exciting challenges and opportunities, allowing you to make an impact in bridging the gaps between the internal teams and championing the value of procurement, continuously improving the engagement approach to better support our stakeholders.


Here is how:

  • Providing procurement support during Due Diligence and Post Acquisition Integration processes
  • Liaising between TELUS’ internal stakeholders and the extended procurement team in evaluating opportunities to leverage TELUS’ vendors relationships
  • Influencing key strategic decisions through impactful thought leadership and consultative approach
  • Partnering with stakeholders across the organization as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor
  • Leveraging expert skills in data analytics, market research, sourcing, relationship and contract management
  • Leading 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


  • Strong stakeholder management, ability to build and maintain partnerships and communicate effectively across different levels of management
  • Strong business mindset and financial acumen
  • A 'can-do' attitude and innate belief in the art of the possible
  • Ability to deep dive into the details whilst always going back to the bigger picture to act strategically
  • Ability to maintain perspective and confidence in face of tight deadlines and stakeholders expectations
  • Spirited team player with the ability to work as a positive role model and catalyst for change
  • Passion for using facts and data, translating analytics and intelligence into effective business decisions in the best interests of the organization
  • Bachelor Degree required
  • 5 or more years of experience in strategic sourcing roles 




  • MBA or Project Management experience 
  • Experience in the Telecommunications industry or Mergers and acquisitions
  • Knowledge of financial principles 
  • Google Suite



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.