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Category Lead – IT, Telecom & Healthcare

Mississauga, ON

Today Argentus is proud to be representing one of our longstanding healthcare clients in the talent marketplace as we assist them on an impactful procurement search. This organization is one of the largest providers in their category, with a proud history in Canada and a great mission and culture. Today they’re looking for a Category Lead to provide strategic procurement within a variety of indirect categories! 

Working out of the company’s Mississauga office on a hybrid basis, this Category Lead will take on strategic procurement oversight within the categories of information technology, telecommunications, and healthcare. In this role, you will work to develop the overall category strategy, and then use strategic sourcing methodologies to execute that strategy using RFx events, supplier negotiations, and onboarding. You will work closely with stakeholders to identify needs based on cost, customer service and quality, and then use economies of scale to drive consolidation of SKUs and suppliers, standardize the service models with suppliers, and drive cost savings. This role has a strong supplier relationship management component, as you’ll be working closely with suppliers to improve performance, as well as identify opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement—feeding that back into the overall category strategy. In short, this is an impactful sole contributor procurement role working within key categories for the company. 

The successful candidate for this role will have 3-5 years of strategic procurement experience within indirect categories, including experience in development of strategy, sourcing, supplier relationship management, program management, continuous improvement and innovation. Experience managing large volumes of spend is also a must. Experience in the information technology, telecommunications and/or healthcare categories are also a strong asset. Our client is ideally also looking for individuals with healthcare and/or hospitality industry experience. If this matches your background, and you’re looking to make a move, reach out to Argentus today! Send an email with your current resume to

Please note: This capsule job description is meant to give prospective candidates a basic overview of the role. A full written job description is available upon request. We regret that only candidates already located in Canada are eligible to apply.

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