TELUS awarded prestigious global procurement award for Learning and Development
Annual gala celebrates global procurement excellence
LONDON and TORONTO, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS has been awarded the
prestigious Global Procurement Leaders Award in the Learning & Development
category at the 2013 Awards Gala held on May 22 in London, UK. The annual
event celebrates global procurement excellence with more than 300 senior
procurement executives from around the world.
The Learning & Development award focuses on companies that provide outstanding
educational development and training for staff in the procurement function.
TELUS was selected for its innovative approach to learning and development.
TELUS introduced competency matrices that define 25 required strengths and
skill sets for progressive roles in the Procurement and Supply Chain
Management team. The matrices allow team members to identify areas of strength
and development in procurement and drive specific actions and development
plans for career progression.
"Across the TELUS organization and within the procurement and supply chain
management team, we have established a culture of team collaboration & strong
personal commitment which has contributed to the success TELUS delivers to our
customers, our communities and our team members," said David Sharma, senior
vice-president and Chief Procurement Officer at TELUS. "As the benchmark for
global procurement excellence, we are truly honored to be the recipient of a
Procurement Leaders Award focused on recognizing our team members' career
This year's awards event had more entrants than ever before and added six new
categories including Learning and Development. TELUS was selected from a
prestigious group that includes some of the world's largest companies.
"This year's awards have really brought to light the stunning progress and
innovative activities that are driving procurement forward," said David Rae,
Content and Community Director and Chair of Judges. "TELUS has proven itself a
leader in training and development for the procurement industry with its
forward-thinking approach to education development. We are pleased to reward
them with this award."
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in
Canada, with $11 billion of annual revenue and 13.2million customer
connections, including 7.7million wireless subscribers, 3.4million
wireline network access lines, 1.4million Internet subscribers and 712,000
TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle,
TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members
and retirees have contributed more than $300million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8million hours of service to
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS'
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this
prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
About Procurement Leaders
Procurement Leaders is a global membership network serving major corporations
and procurement, sourcing and supply chain executives. They provide
independent procurement intelligence, professional development and peer to
peer networking via our award winning online information resource, events and
training solutions. Their unique insights, research and data, as well as
networking and professional development opportunities, enable executives to
deliver more value to businesses equipping them with expert practices that
deliver greater savings faster, reduce risks and transform functional
Procurement Leaders membership connects, informs and inspires over 500 leading
corporations and thousands of executives to enhance the contribution
procurement makes to the business each day.
Elisabeth Napolano TELUS Media Relations 416-906-9830
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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