Senior IT Procurement Specialist

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Job Description - Senior IT Procurement Specialist

TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods is a great place to work. You can see it in our team members. The diversity of the team and their unique contributions set us apart from the competition. Our success is based as much on our future-friendly team as on the innovative technology solutions we offer.

Our team members include people like you – enthusiastic, innovative, passionate, and energetic. We believe that you'll find our high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging, and financially rewarding.

Are you a strategic thinker? Do you have a track record of ideas, influence and impact?  There's a buzz around Procurement within TELUS. Why? We're on a transformational journey towards our vision of Procurement and increasingly recognised by the business as a key enabler to driving TELUS' competitive advantage. It's a ground-breaking ride with many complex challenges, opportunities to explore, and value we can add. We are redefining the procurement brand and advancing the service delivery model to make a even larger contribution to corporate priorities ultimately creating exceptional experiences for customers across Canada.

The Procurement team impacts everything and everyone. We optimize spend across all business units and provide savings that can then be invested to deliver innovative products, services, solutions and exceptional experiences to our customers. We're the trusted business partner to senior leaders accountable for making informed decisions on strategic and operational expenditures. And knowing every team member buys something, we continuously strive to make the buying experience simple, easy and efficient. Our partnership model approach extends to suppliers who become strategic partners in our quest to deliver the best value, minimize risks, introduce innovation, and achieve the best results. Layering in technology advancements such as artificial intelligence and robotic process automation into our practice is world-class and opens
our minds to the extent of new possibilities. 

Here's the impact you will make and what we will accomplish together

TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods is leveraging our world-leading technology and innovation to create better producer-to-consumer outcomes. To do this, we are creating a unified, trusted, and sustainable value chain that enables the most efficient production and logistics outcomes while lowering the impact on the environment. We deliver actionable digital solutions and data insights that connect global supply chains, improving the safety, quality and sustainability of food and consumer goods, all in a way that's traceable and clear to the end consumer.

We offer an unmatched suite of innovative solutions and purpose-built applications for every participant in the supply chain, from seed manufacturers and farmers through to grocery stores and consumer goods companies. Our solutions are comprised of the latest technologies that enable our customers to optimize their businesses and move goods through supply chains with more accuracy, efficiency, and profit to get the right products to the shelf at the right time and at the right price, creating more sustainable production and consumption outcomes.

We are looking for a Contract Specialist who will play a critical role in supporting our Procurement team and our Internal Stakeholders and will drive operational efficiencies and savings, including:

  • Transactional management of the end-to-end sourcing process
  • Renewing and amending existing contracts

This is a role that will work with our amazing team, including but not limited to our Procurement Specialists, Category Managers, and business stakeholders, ensuring strong collaboration.

Here's  how

The Senior Procurement Specialist is an individual contributor role within the TELUS Procurement team. The Senior Procurement Specialist has accountability for developing sourcing strategies and the strategic procurement of their respective category. In addition, the Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for managing supplier relationships, including driving Total Value of Ownership and ongoing supplier performance, as well as coordinating efforts between internal stakeholders and the supplier account teams to meet procurement objectives.

The Senior Procurement Specialist will use their market knowledge to develop and deploy world-class approaches to spend management while utilizing e-procurement tools to deliver cost reduction. The Senior Procurement Specialist will also be responsible for negotiating, drafting, administering and managing commercial contracts. 

The Senior Procurement Specialist is accountable for an IT sub category or assigned vendors with a primary expectation to: on IT categories and Technology Services, deliver on vendor negotiations driving value for money, execute category and sourcing strategies, spend category intelligence and analytics, contract negotiation, drafting and administration, and perform ongoing vendor performance monitoring and evaluation.

What you bring to this role

  • Strong IT Procurement Category Management experience (Hardware, on prem Software, SaaS, Cloud)
  • Solid understanding of the Cloud players
  • Expertise in contracting and understanding SaaS and Cloud terms
  • Experience with working with IT Services and System integrators
  • Solid understanding of negotiation theory, strategies and practices
  • Good understanding of Strategic sourcing concepts and best practices, related to the procurement of products and services
  • Strong Strategic Vendor Management subject-matter expertise
  • Strong Digital Mindset
  • Applauded for your “can-do” attitude and belief in the art of the possible
  • Recognized for driving change and innovation
  • Regarded as an exceptional communicator, influencer and negotiator, able to build and maintain effective partnerships internally and externally with all stakeholders, including senior leaders
  • Noted as having strong business and financial acumen 
  • Proven experience in leading supplier negotiations and structuring deals, including establishing contract terms and conditions (i.e. pricing, performance management and SLA development), drafting legal agreements, and implementing risk mitigation best practices
  • Sought out for your ability to seek out, analyze and translate facts, data and intelligence into key insights, concept and recommendations 
  • With a reputation for project execution excellence and achieving results in a complex environment
  • With a Bachelor's degree in any domain
  • Strong contract drafting skills
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Bilingual (English/French)

Join us

Collectively, our talented team and integrated solutions uniquely position us to transform collaboration within the industry at a global level, empowering and connecting producers to consumers for a more efficient, sustainable future.

Everyone belongs at TELUS Agriculture. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS Agriculture, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

Do you share our passion for enabling remarkable human outcomes?

Together, let's make the future friendly.


TELUS Agriculture is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.


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