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Category Manager - Mobile Technologies


Toronto, ON, CA

Req ID:  33644
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  Procurement, Supply Chain & Real Estate
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular


Join our team and what we'll accomplish together


As a Category Manager (CM) in the Mobile Technologies portfolio within our corporate Procurement team, you will be responsible for end to end procurement of goods and services including project management, negotiating & drafting contract terms, running sourcing events and associated analytics within the Mobile Technologies category. You have excellent communication skills & work collaboratively with others. You can solve problems creatively, have a high degree of business ethics and lead through influence. You will also play an integral role in ongoing supplier governance and relationship management, ensuring that appropriate total value of ownership is achieved through the life of contractual agreements. You will report into one of our fabulous Procurement Directors.


What you’ll do:


  • Support strategic sourcing efforts from start to end (determine spend baseline and sourcing opportunities, market research, identification of suppliers, creation of RFx, analysis of proposals, recommendation on solution, contract negotiation and execution, performance management)
  • Conduct supplier performance reviews in partnership with the business
  • Provide spend category intelligence and analytics using both extensive internal & external data sources
  • Analyze operational activity & interface with internal stakeholders to support changes in business strategy
  • Have knowledge or eager to learn about mobile technologies, accessories and finance
  • Contract creation and execution skills
  • Manage vendor contracts, including compliance of terms 
  • Responsible for reporting savings on a monthly basis
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills; statistical knowledge and experience is highly sought


What you bring


  • Business and financial acumen - including proven experience to lead supplier negotiations and structuring deals (i.e. pricing, performance management and SLA development), drafting legal agreements, risk mitigation and skilled negotiations
  • Proven experience developing and managing successful relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders at both working and senior level 
  • Cross-functional team management and facilitation skills, with both internal and external stakeholders, with the ability to lead cross-functional teams towards desired outcomes 
  • Ability to create unique solutions to manage and/or analyze data to support decision making
  • Good project management, presentation, organizational, time management skills 
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office Suite & Google Suite
  • Team player and “can do” attitude
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • SCMP/MBA designations are definite assets


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.





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.