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Category Manager - IT Procurement


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Toronto, ON, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA

Req ID:  33335
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


Come join our dynamic Procurement team at TELUS and become part of a transformational journey towards our vision of Procurement! Our team is increasingly recognized as a key enabler to driving TELUS’ competitive advantage, and we are seeking a Category Manager with a digital mindset to help us redefine the procurement brand and advance our service delivery model.


What you will do:


As a Category Manager, you will be responsible for developing sourcing strategies and the strategic procurement of your respective category. You will manage supplier relationships, negotiate, draft, and manage contracts, and work closely with internal stakeholders and supplier account teams to meet procurement ga. You will also leverage your market knowledge to develop and deploy world-class approaches to spend management while utilizing e-procurement tools to deliver cost reduction.


We are looking for a candidate who has a solid understanding of IT and cloud technologies and can expertly navigate the cloud ecosystem. You should possess strong strategic vendor management expertise, have a reputation for driving change and innovation, and be recognized as an exceptional communicator, influencer, and negotiator.


To excel in this role, you should have proven experience in leading IT supplier negotiations and structuring deals, as well as strong business and financial acumen. You should be prepared to pivot quickly and able to analyze and translate facts, data, and intelligence into key insights and recommendations and have a reputation for project execution excellence and achieving results in a complex environment. 


Join our team and help us deliver exceptional experiences for customers across Canada by leveraging your digital mindset and expertise in procurement!


What you bring


•    Strong IT and cloud experience and solid understanding of the Cloud players
•    Expertise in contracting and understanding Cloud terms
•    Experience with working with IT Services and System integrators
•    Good understanding of Strategic sourcing concepts and best practices, related to the procurement of products and services
•    Strong Strategic Vendor Management subject-matter expertise
•    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
•    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 seek out, analyze and translate facts, data and intelligence into key insights, concept and recommendations
•    With a reputation for project execution excellence and achieving results in a complex environment
•    With a Bachelor’s degree in any domain



•    Strong contract drafting skills
•    Strong financial acumen
•    Bilingual (English/French)

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.