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Strategic Sourcing & Category Manager (Business Services)

Department name: Supply Chain & Warehousing
Business unit: TOPS
Position ID: J0121-0299

A little about us

At Shaw, we’re proud to be leaders in a movement that brings Canadians the connectivity they need to fuel their lives. We’re making bold moves to connect Canadians and we’re always on the lookout for go-getters that are committed to disrupting the status quo. Does that sound like you? We’d love to meet you.

The role

The successful individual will with like-minded peers that will drive the development of Sourcing & Category Strategies, plans and initiatives in collaboration with internal stakeholders. Based in Calgary, this role will report to the Manager, Strategic Sourcing - Networks.

A typical day

Develop and implement a proactive category management and product development model for business internet, wifi, unified communications, Private LTE & IOT services. Concepts should include:

• Early financial modelling
• Should cost product / service development
• Supplier mapping
• Competitive landscape review
• Championing of new product / service delivery
• Disruptive approach

• Liaise with internal category teams, business partners and gain a comprehensive understanding of business requirements
• Maintain and provide current findings of industry best practices and technology trends as well as share with team members and business partners
• Collaborate with senior functional leaders across multiple departments to establish short-term and long-term business objectives
• Build and maintain strategic partnerships with key industry leading technology partners
• Identify metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing activities and efficiencies and work collaboratively with other team members to drive implementation
• Lead the development of category cost savings initiatives/strategies that directly affect company financial results and growth plans while ensuring compliance with appropriate policies and procedures, ethical practices and adherence to relevant laws and regulations
• Create, analyze report findings and data to make recommendations that provide solutions to sales problems

Your skills/experience

• Be a motivator and role model for Shaw’s Vision and Values
• 7 to 10 plus years of progressive experience in leading large strategic projects, strategic procurement, supply chain management
• Must be able to demonstrate a high level of financial and problem-solving acumen
• Must be able to manage multiple projects in dynamic environments to facilitate the required time to market
•Excellent knowledge of strategic sourcing, contract, and vendor management
• Prior knowledge and experience in multiple commodities and spend categories with a focus in technology, telecom, network, cable solutions and /or wireless technology
• Proven track record of success in a team-oriented culture with the ability to sell their own ideas and demonstrate a clear understanding of the sales cycle
• Understanding of the Telecom and Consumer Electronics industry an asset
• Entrepreneurial personality with experience in customer centric organizations with focus on developing new business services. Project management and experience in should cost modelling will be considered assets
• Experience with equipment and service suppliers in a multi service operator an asset
• University or post-secondary degree is preferred, or equivalent combination of work experience with consideration given to those with a background in strategic sourcing, engineering, finance or business MBA or post-graduate degree in business, finance, or related field would be an asset

Other details

This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Posting closing date: January 26, 2021

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.