Procurement Category Manager

Date: Jun 11, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 236242

At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team.

Corporate Services is at the centre of the action, providing the support that enables Bell’s industry leadership. Our Corporate Security & Responsibility, Communications, Human Resources, Procurement & Value Creation and Real Estate teams work collaboratively to drive our corporate strategy forward.

The Procurement Organization manages all aspects of sourcing & procurement within Bell and BCE.  The Procurement Department’s mission is to create value through its role of providing best-in- class sourcing solutions while improving Bell’s EBITDA through cost reductions. This is achieved through:


The negotiation of agreements and other legal documents on behalf of Bell/BCE and its Supplier community, setting the terms and conditions for the provision of products and services to Bell/BCE, while optimizing Bell’s opportunities for improvements to EBITDA through reduced costs.


Overall management of key sourcing and outsourcing arrangements to maximize value aligning with the evolution of supply chain and EBITDA objectives.


Position Description:

We are seeking a candidate to join Bell Canada’s Procurement and Value Creation Organization as Category Manager, reporting to the Sr. Manager of Bell Media Consumer Products & Services.The Procurement and Value Creation team’s primary focus is to significantly reduce the cost of doing business for Bell Mediain alignment with corporate priorities. The portfolio includes the sourcing and commercial arrangements with all Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), OEM resellers where necessary, and related services for the Bell Media market. This portfolio is high profile and considered key in meeting the overall business objectives.


Job Duties/Accountabilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of commercial contracts and vendor relationships for Consumer Products and Services
  • Lead Business initiatives that maximize supplier relationships by obtaining the best value for Bell Media/Bell while minimizing risk
  • Conduct detailed assessments of clients’ needs, including re-examination of baseline assumptions or predetermined solutions with the intent to raise the level of awareness for Procurement within the company
  • Support and/or lead sourcing initiatives utilizing Bell systems in the distribution and management of RFI, RFQ and RFP documents
  • Drive total cost of ownership reduction through joint process improvements with suppliers and re-negotiate contracts directly
  • Manage, perform quality control, and generate reports on spend data and other key indicators as required
  • Recommend, develop, coordinate and implement best practice processes and procedures to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the work performed by Procurement


Critical Qualifications/Competencies:

  • University degree or College diploma and equivalent work experience
  • Superior communication, written and verbal with ability to interact with senior levels of the organization
  • A minimum of 2 years procurement experience
  • Excellent negotiation experience
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, statistics knowledge and experience required
  • Ability to collaborate and persuade others by working with various department sponsors, governance stakeholders, and other Procurement colleagues
  • Excellent prioritization
  • Results orientation; resilience in face of complexity
  • Demonstrated and tenacious problem solving skills
  • PC proficient (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


Preferred Qualifications/Competencies:

  • University degree in business administration or supply chain management
  • Varied Telco experience and business knowledge
  • PMAC / SCMAO Accreditation or current enrolment in PMAC program is a strong asset
  • Understanding and experience in sourcing and analysis tools (ARIBA, Ivalua, SAP,etc.) or other similar systems




Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec.


Additional Information:
Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Canada : Newfoundland : St. John's || Canada : Ontario : Ottawa || Canada : Ontario : Toronto || Canada : Quebec : Montreal 
Application Deadline: 06/28/2019 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role. Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.


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Created: Canada , ON , Toronto

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