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Manager, Procurement Strategy & Business Insights

Toronto, ON
Full Time
3 days ago
What is the opportunity?

The Manager, Procurement Strategy & Business Insights will be responsible for bringing the facts and data to our procurement decision-making processes. You'll be supporting analytics and strategies across Global Procurement and solving problems using data-driven insights. As a procurement organization, we know that taking a data-driven approach results in better outcomes (we have the data to support that!) and you will be responsible for taking those facts and data into a story that leads to that better outcome.

You'll be part of a fun and engaged team that is made up of master story-tellers with tremendous analytic horsepower that use facts and data to solve problems (big and small) and improve outcomes. To be successful, you'll have expert analytic and storytelling capabilities, you'll collaborate closely with colleagues across Global Procurement, have a willingness to challenge the status quo and an ability to embrace change.

What will you do?

Analytics: use facts and data to solve problems
  • Leverage your analytical prowess to solve tough problems, whether it be how to optimize our third-party spend or how to more effectively allocate resources across multiple competing priorities, you'll let the data guide you to solve these often ambiguous challenges

Story-telling: compel outcomes
  • Compel meaningful outcomes (changes, actions and more) through powerful and effective story-telling that adapts across all mediums and audiences

Strategic Thinking: drive continuous improvement
  • Lead and support various strategic initiatives (big and small) including process re-design, strategy development, budget and priority-setting, digital culture transformation and more - it's an exciting and fast-paced environment and you'll be required to leverage your problem-solving, communication, project management, change management and creativity skills to be successful

What do you need to succeed?

  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Engineering, and/or similar discipline with analytical bias
  • 4+ years' experience in business/financial analytics, with progressive responsibility and a demonstrated track record of delivery
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Expert level in Microsoft Office applications; particularly PowerPoint and Excel skills (pivots, complex logic statements, lookups, etc.)
  • Fearful of mediocrity and a willingness to embrace change

  • A smattering of other technical prowess: MS Access, Power BI, Tableau, surprise us
  • Related experience within a matrixed corporate environment

What's in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.
  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in an agile, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • The opportunity to interface with senior level executives from many different parts of the organization

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit .

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Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment
RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.


Address:181 Bay Steet
Work Hours/Week:37.5
Work Environment:Office
Employment Type:Permanent
Career Level:Experienced Hire/Professional
Pay Type:Salary + Variable Bonus
Required Travel (%):0
People Manager:No
Application Deadline:05/07/2021
Req ID:351056

Ad Code(s):
Management and Executive