Category Manager

As the Category Manager within your assigned category portfolio, you will be responsible to plan, develop, implement, and measure the effectiveness of category management and sourcing strategies.  You will use your influencing and relationship building skills as you work closely with key partners and your customers in the public and broader public sector to ensure their business needs are effectively captured into a strategy and implementation plan, serving as their primary liaison. 

In this pivotal role, you will be a member of a ground floor initiative ensuring the best possible combination of money spent and value received for Ontarians.  Your expertise coupled with your entrepreneurial spirit will be essential to contribute to the modernization initiatives that support Supply Ontario’s journey in this paradigm shift to building an integrated, efficient and strategic supply chain that benefits our economy, businesses, customers and Ontarians.

Other key responsibilities include:

Deploying and negotiating applicable contracts and agreements which facilitate effective operations, ensures legal compliance, prevents business risk, and ensures continuity of product supply, securing authorizations for agreement execution.Managing the category and providing oversight and governance of associated purchases; performing category market and spend and risk analysis; and designing and implementing category and supplier risk mitigation strategies. Monitoring supplier performance to ensure that contract terms and conditions are being met or exceeded and performance meets customer expectations.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:

Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or related degree and relevant experience.Demonstrated and proven experience with all aspects of category management, strategic sourcing, negotiations, and contract management, including strategic procurement principles, best practices, approaches, and techniques.Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation is preferred.Demonstrated negotiation skills and familiarity with standard terms and conditions.Experiences in Lean concepts and complex value stream mapping.Strong interpersonal skills: ability to communicate and engage at all organizational levels, ability to cultivate and sustain high quality professional relationships with suppliers.

Supply Ontario offers a competitive compensation package including benefits and defined benefit pension plan.


To apply, please click on the following link:  APPLY NOW by June 6, 2023.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Supply Ontario is an inclusive employer which respects equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism.  Accommodation, if required, will be provided throughout the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.