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Global Category Lead - Utilities / Energy

Global Category Lead - Utilities / Energy

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    €105000 - €125000 per annum + plus 15% bonus and benefits

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    Nick Cooke

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    26 days ago

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Are you ready to make an impact in the automotive industry by leading a newly established central procurement function? Our renowned automotive client is seeking a strategic and dynamic Global Purchasing Manager to spearhead the energy and utilities category within our rapidly evolving organization.

This role can be based in Munich or Frankfurt.

About Us:

As a global leader in automotive innovation, we are committed to driving sustainability and efficiency across our operations. With the creation of a centralized procurement function, we aim to streamline processes, optimize costs, and enhance supplier relationships to propel our company towards greater success.

Role Overview:

As the Global Purchasing Manager for Energy & Utilities, you will play the pivotal role as the true Category Lead in shaping their energy procurement strategy and ensuring the efficient management of utility resources across our global footprint.

Your responsibilities will include:

🔹 Developing and implementing a comprehensive global sourcing strategy for energy and utilities.

🔹 Leading negotiations with suppliers to secure favorable contracts and pricing agreements.

🔹 Identifying cost-saving opportunities and implementing innovative solutions to optimize energy consumption.

🔹 Collaborating with cross-functional teams to align procurement activities with business objectives.

🔹 Monitoring market trends and regulatory changes to anticipate potential risks and opportunities.

🔹 Building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders and external partners.

🔹 Driving continuous improvement initiatives to enhance procurement processes and performance metrics.


To excel in this role, you will need:

🔸 Proven experience in strategic procurement management, preferably within the automotive or energy industry.

🔸 Expertise in sourcing and negotiating contracts for energy and utility services on a global scale.

🔸 Strong analytical skills to analyze data, identify trends, and make informed decisions.

🔸 Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and cultures.

🔸 A results-driven mindset with a focus on achieving cost savings, efficiency gains, and sustainable outcomes.

🔸 Willingness to travel as needed to engage with suppliers and support global procurement initiatives.

Join Our Team:

This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of procurement within the automotive industry and drive meaningful change on a global scale. If you're passionate about sustainability, innovation, and making a difference, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

Don't miss out on this chance to be a part of our dynamic team and contribute to our success story. Apply now and take the next step towards an exciting career as our Global Purchasing Manager for Energy & Utilities!