Category Manager, Real Estate

At Rogers we’re for supporting you on a journey to a rewarding career. Whether you’re a developer, an analyst, or a customer care consultant, Rogers is the place where ideas become reality. We embrace change, and find ways to do better. And we deliver on that commitment by fostering an environment of passion and innovation for all people.


We are constantly evolving and transforming to be the best and we need the right people on our team to ensure we get there.  Our Rogers Procurement team supports our diverse and dynamic business and if you take initiative, thrive on driving changing and excel in a fast-paced vibrant environment, then come deliver your best with us.


Reporting to the Category Director for Real Estate, this Category Manager position is a key role within the Procurement and Supplier Management department. The successful candidate will be an expert within the spend category and will be quickly be recognized by the Rogers business partners as a valued contributor in helping manage the category strategic direction, total cost of ownership and overall risk. This individual must be an excellent communicator with proven ability to influence at all levels within the organization.  You will be responsible for setting and delivering to savings targets with a TCO mindset for the spend category. You will deliver to these goals by working collaboratively with other groups within Procurement and with our business partners across Rogers, including Corporate Real Estate, leveraging competitive sourcing strategies and priming key supplier negotiations.

What you'll be doing:

  • Creating comprehensive category strategies addressing on category historic spend, top suppliers, marketplace intelligence, industry trends, issues, gaps, opportunities, innovations, alternative commercial and recognized best practices. 
  • Works with business partner to bring input and alignment.
  • Continually seeking out opportunities to deepen category understanding.
  • Managing relationships with key suppliers to deliver increased value to Rogers and to support the Procurement vendor management model.
  • Ensuring procurement cost saving challenges are built into the capital and operating budgets and Procurement’s projects and efforts are aligned to meet budget expectations.
  • Managing the analysis of spend data to assist with the identification of sourcing and cost take-out opportunities, both short term and long term.
  • Identifying efficiency opportunities.

What you have:

  • University degree with a concentration in business, economics, construction, engineering or related fields
  • 5+ years relevant work experience with deep knowledge of category, market trends and impacts to cost structures.
  • 5+ years progressive experience in Sourcing, Procurement or Supply Chain with demonstrated success running end-to-end RFx’s.
  • Excellent communications, listening and influencing skills, able to communicate complex information to decision makers and key stakeholders in a clear and concise manner
  • Deep commercial understanding and business acumen.
  • Solid experience drafting contracts and negotiating terms.  Preference given to candidates with a working knowledge of CCDC agreements and creating Supplemental Conditions
  • Keen understanding of negotiating strategy and planning.
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills. 


As part of the recruitment process, the selected candidate will be required to provide employment references and successfully complete a background check which includes credit and criminal checks.

 Schedule: Full TimeShift: DayLength of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)Work Location: 350 Bloor Street East (299), Toronto, ON Travel Requirements: Up to 10%Posting Category/Function: Procurement & Category ManagementRequisition ID: 116090 WHY ROGERS? As a proud Canadian company, we're dedicated to making things easier for our customers. We’ve been embracing and leading change for over 50-years, and we’ll continue to seek out new opportunities to bring our customers simple solutions for today and tomorrow. We recognize that success is determined by the strength and diversity of our people. We work together because we want to win together, and these five shared values guide and define our work: 
  1. Simplify and innovate
  2. Take ownership of the what and the how
  3. Equip people to succeed
  4. Execute with discipline and pride
  5. Talk straight, build trust, and over deliver
 Why Rogers?  Because your tomorrow inspires our today. What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You can also reach out to our team at [email protected] to begin a conversation about your individual accessibility needs throughout the hiring process. Posting Notes:  Corporate || Canada (CA) || ON || Toronto || SF:LI-PJ1 ||


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