Senior Vice President, Category Management

Supply Ontario is a provincial agency with an ambitious mandate to transform and modernize the province’s public sector supply chain management system. The agency aims to build world-class capability that harnesses Ontario’s buying power to enable economic development, province-wide resilience, and value for Ontarians. As the transformation face for government and the broader public sector (BPS), Supply Ontario will work across the system to build an integrated, efficient, and strategic supply chain that benefits our economy, businesses, customers, and Ontarians.

The SVP Category Management is accountable for the strategic direction and priorities and provides overall leadership to the development of the category management strategy. The SVP will ensure alignment with, and support of the overall Supply Ontario strategic direction, financial objectives, and customer expectations. This Category Management executive will provide strategic leadership and accountability for the planning, development and implementation of short, medium, and long-term sourcing strategies and frameworks and the provision of robust and strategic category management programs that are efficient and economical, and ensure optimal management of vendor sourcing and vendor contract life cycles.

The ideal candidate brings in-depth knowledge in strategic sourcing, category management, negotiations, contracting, supply market intelligence, supplier relationship management and performance management. Demonstrated leadership competencies including the ability to effectively focus resources to implement category management strategies, and drive innovation and change.

You bring, at minimum, 10 years’ experience in progressively responsible management or leadership positions across multiple functions and/or previous executive leadership experience with specific experience within a complex purchasing and category/supplier management operation and partnering with internal and external stakeholders.

To Apply

To fill this position, Supply Ontario has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at

For more information, please contact Camille Petitti, Engagement Manager, of Odgers Berndtson. at [email protected]. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Supply Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Supply Ontario throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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