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Job Description

Req Id: 173594 

Bell is a truly Canadian company with over 137 years of success. We are defined by the passion of our team members and their belief in our company’s vast potential.

To ensure we continue to be recognized as Canada’s leading communications company, we’re committed to finding and developing the next generation of leaders. This means creating best-in-class career and development opportunities for our employees. 

If you’re passionate, driven and find yourself seeking interesting work, new challenges and continuous learning opportunities, then we want you to join our team. 

Corporate Groups offers best practice services to support the organization, including Finance, Legal & Regulatory, Brand, Corporate Services – including HR, Communications, Real Estate, Security and Procurement & Value Creation.

The Procurement Organization manages all aspects of sourcing & procurement within Bell and BCE.  The Procurement Department’s mission is to create value through its strategic 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 strategic evolution of supply chain and EBITDA objectives.


Job duties/accountabilities:

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 Consumer Products & Services.  The Procurement and Value Creation team’s primary focus is to significantly reduce the cost of doing business for Bell Canada in alignment with corporate priorities. The portfolio includes the sourcing and commercial arrangements with all Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the Bell Mobility and Direct-To-Home satellite marketplace including Apple, Samsung, LG, Echostar and Motorola. This portfolio is high profile and considered key in meeting the overall business objectives:


  • Manage a portfolio of commercial contracts and vendor relationships for Consumer Products (Bell Mobility and DTH)
  • Lead Business initiatives that maximize supplier relationships by obtaining the best value for Bell/BCE 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 strategic 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 in those situations not addressed by ‘strategic initiatives’
  • 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 skills, written and verbal with proven ability to interact with senior levels of the organization
  • A minimum of 2 years procurement experience
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, statistics knowledge and experience required
  • Detailed oriented
  • Ability to collaborate and persuade others by working with various department sponsors, governance stakeholders, and other Procurement colleagues
  • Excellent prioritization skills
  • Results orientation; resilience in face of complexity
  • Demonstrated and tenacious problem solver
  • 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, SAP,  etc.) or other similar systems



Bilingualism is an asset (English and French)


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Mississauga
Application Deadline: 09/15/2017

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


Bell is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and customers feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Created: CanadaONMississauga


About Bell

BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 500 communications company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. BellSouth has joint control and 40 percent ownership of Cingular Wireless, the nation's largest wireless voice and data provider with 55.8 million customers. Backed by award-winning customer service, BellSouth offers the most comprehensive and innovative package of voice and data services available in the market. Through BellSouth Answers®, residential and small business customers can bundle their local and long distance service with dial-up and high-speed DSL Internet access, satellite television and Cingular® Wireless service. For businesses, BellSouth provides secure, reliable local and long distance voice and data networking solutions. BellSouth also offers print and online directory advertising through The Real Yellow Pages® and YELLOWPAGES.COM from BellSouth. BellSouth believes that diversity and fostering an inclusive environment are critical in maintaining a competitive advantage in today's global marketplace.

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