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:Simplify and innovate
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:Execute with discipline and pride
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Reporting to the Director, the Category Manager position is a senior role within the Procurement and Supplier Management department. The successful candidate will be an expert within the spend category and will quickly be recognized by the Rogers business partner as a valued contributor in helping manage the strategic direction, total cost of ownership and risk. This individual must be an excellent communicator with proven ability to influence at all levels within the organization.
The candidate will have deep Wireless and Fibre Carrier experience in Backhaul / Transport, Domestic and International Roaming, International Wholesale Voice, Domestic Interconnect, VAS and Internal Enterprise Connectivity. They will have experience with Negotiations and Vendor Management of Telecom Circuit Third Parties. In the past, they will have dealt with vendors including Bell, Telus, Videotron, Shaw, Primus, MTS Allstream, Tbaytel, Syniverse and Blackberry.
The successful candidate will be responsible for setting savings targets with a TCO mindset for the spend category and be accountable to working with the Sourcing team within Procurement and our business partners in Network to realize those savings through market tenders and negotiations. The individual will need to work across different pillars within the organization to corral and drive the overarching procurement point:of:view and to realize the desired outcomes. The Category Manager will cultivate a strong rapport with key senior technical, business and finance stakeholders / partners based on foundational trust, respect, collaboration, cooperation and help achieving their business objectives.The Category Manager will work closely with senior leaders within the vendor marketplace and with telecommunication peers including Rogers' partner, Vodafone.
:Creates and maintains comprehensive category strategies based on category historic spend, top suppliers, marketplace intelligence, new entrants, disruptors, issues, gaps, opportunities, innovations, new products, industry trends, competitive intelligence, commercial models, delivery models, best practices, business direction, budget requirements and other factors. Takes full end:to:end ownership of the overarching and integrated spend category strategy to drive category transformation and short / medium / long term saving targets
:Acts as the primary interface to key category business stakeholders
:Provide category leadership and direction to business partners and the Sourcing and Supplier Management team. Influences the business with respect to gaining buy:in and alignment on the category strategy
:Drives relationships with key suppliers
:Identifies cost savings objectives for the category and drives the total cost of ownership reductions
:Aggregates demand to leverage Rogers' scale and scope to drive standardization and cost savings. Leverages Rogers' technical and commercial relationship with Vodafone
:Ensures procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement's projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations. Ensures procurement projects and savings are tracked against the budget and targets
:Manages the ysis of spend data to assist with the identification of sourcing and cost take:out opportunities
:Assist in additional ytical related activities including but not limited to compliance, catalogue adoption rates, procurement metrics an