EMEA Procurement Category Manager - Utilities and Capex

EUR40000 - EUR45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
01 Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022
Rikard Lenkler
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

EMEA Procurement Category Manager - Utilities and Capex

Global Infrastructure and Technology Leader - Sustainability Champion

Location - Milan, IT + Flexible working

Salary - €40k-€45k + Bonus & Benefits

Contact - Rikard, JobsRL@bramwithconsulting.co.uk

This world-leading civil infrastructure and technology business is currently undergoing a period of procurement revolution and seeing unprecedented growth. In the next few months, the business plans to double the size of its strategic category management team to bring a higher level of maturity and subject matter expertise across its global indirect spend.

You will be joining a relatively new procurement organization that has grown exponentially since being brought back in-house just a few years ago and is now making a tremendous impact throughout the global operations of the business.

As the EMEA Procurement Category Manager for Utilities and Capex you will play an important role in driving the company's global sustainability pledge by delivering more green and renewable energy to the Energy portfolio and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

You should have a strong knowledge of the European Energy and Gas markets, preferably with experience in hedging and market risk, to ensure the business is protected in times of rapidly changing energy costs. You will be responsible for a growing spend that will total up to €50M in annual spending across all European production facilities.

To be effective in the role of EMEA Procurement Category Manager for Utilities and Capex, you must have the following skills and experience:

  • A passion for world-class procurement that not only delivers cost savings but delivers risk management, sustainability and an ethical supplier base
  • Subject matter expertise of Energy, Utilities and related Capex with a passion for renewable and green energy
  • Strong knowledge of energy market risk and how to set-up and effective hedging strategy
  • Knowledge of how to negotiate local Power Purchasing Agreements (PPAs) for Wind, Solar, and other energy sources
  • A proven ability to create, implement and execute robust category management strategies at a multi-national level
  • Exceptional supplier management skills including supplier consolidation, creation of preferred supplier program and supplier performance tracking
  • Highly commercial and analytical mindset to negotiate optimal contract terms and provide deep-dive analysis of procurement spend data
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills to drive procurements value and reputation across the global internal network

If you are looking for a highly challenging job within a business that places a great deal of value in procurement than the next step in your career should be this position. You will be joining the business at a pivotal moment of growth for procurement and each individual will play a great role in establishing procurement's reputation as a highly strategic and value-adding business partner to the organization.

The role offers a hybrid work style as you will be part of an international team of category managers based across Europe and North America.

If you have the skills and experience in international procurement of professional services and looking to challenge yourself in your next career step then apply now. Follow the "Apply" link above or send your CV (in English) directly to Rikard at JobsRL@bramwithconsulting.co.uk