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Strategic Sourcing Manager


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

Req ID:  25888
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  Financial
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



Join our team


Are you a strategic thinker? Do you have a track record of ideas, influence and impact? There’s a buzz around Procurement within TELUS. Why? We’re on a transformational journey towards our vision of Procurement 2022 and increasingly recognized by the business as a key enabler to driving TELUS’ competitive advantage.


The Procurement team impacts everything and everyone. We optimize spend across all business units and provide savings that can then be reinvested to deliver innovative products, services, solutions and exceptional experiences to our customers. We’re the trusted business partner to senior leaders accountable for making informed decisions on strategic and operational expenditures. Our partnership model approach extends to suppliers who become strategic partners in our quest to deliver the best value, minimize risks, introduce innovation, and achieve the best results. Layering in technology advancements such as artificial intelligence and robotic process automation into our practice is world-class and opens our minds to the extent of new possibilities.


TELUS is on the exciting journey to deploy next generation telecom technologies across our networks that deliver a tremendous breadth of mobile and fixed communications solutions, entertainment platforms, security, consumer and enterprise offerings. Networks Procurement’s contribution is ever more critical in order to achieve successful deployment of broad range of new technologies to ensure TELUS’ continuously winning of best network awards, to drive Likelihood to Recommend by customers through network reliability and best-in-class customer experience, to stimulate suppliers innovation and to explore and implement new cost models to reduce TELUS networks supply costs to stay ahead of competition. Our ambition is to enrich the end customers’ lives and to improve businesses’ productivity through future friendly telecommunication services.


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


As a Category Leader on Networks Procurement team, you’ll have the opportunity to not only apply and hone your expertise but also drive new best practices. You’ll collaborate with and provide consultation to vice presidents on strategic sourcing for multi-hundred-million-dollar spending with global brands. You’ll also influence the next generation of practitioners as you partner with and guide a team of expert Category Managers to develop and execute robust networks category strategies through sound internal and external data intelligence and analysis.

Here's How


  • Developing and leading the execution of network technology procurement strategies
  • Guiding an expert team providing subject matter category expertise and pro-active opportunity identification to stakeholders across the organisation
  • Driving best in class strategic sourcing that supports profitable growth and an unsurpassed client experience
  • Influencing key strategic decisions through clear storytelling, impactful thought leadership and a consultative approach
  • Spearheading best practices for procurement of new waves of technology and initiating strategies to boost suppliers’ technology innovation
  • Applying expert skills in data analytics, market research, sourcing, relationship and contract management
  • Priming major contract negotiations, strategic sourcing activities, cross functional projects, risk and relationship management, and savings initiatives
  • Optimizing our transformational delivery model to maximise impact for TELUS, including coaching and mentoring of team members





You're the missing piece of the puzzle


  • Applauded for your “can-do” attitude and belief in the art of the possible
  • Recognized for driving change and innovation
  • Regarded as an exceptional communicator, influencer and negotiator, able to build and maintain effective partnerships internally and externally with all stakeholders, including senior leaders
  • Noted as having strong business and financial acumen and the courage to make difficult decisions and take calculated risks
  • Proven experience in leading supplier negotiations and structuring deals, including establishing contract terms and conditions (i.e. pricing, performance management and SLA development), drafting legal agreements, and implementing risk mitigation best practices
  • Sought out for your ability to collect and analyze data and intelligence into key insights, concept and recommendations
  • With a reputation for project execution excellence and achieving results in a complex environment
  • Demonstration of leadership capability
  • With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Engineering 




  • Insights of global telecom industry technology and business trends and major players
  • Extensive experience in strategic sourcing for telecom networks or IT category
  • Experience using Procurement technology and SAP at an advanced level
  • MBA or a professional certification(s) from SCMA or CIPS or ISM



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.