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Regional Category Manager - Energy

Reference:PO AAUT-258258 Location: Kildare
Qualification:DegreeExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: BD Manager, Purchasing Manager

The Role

A leading international manufacturing organisation is currently seeking a Utilities Procurement expert to join their team in Kildare to lead the Energy Category across Europe. The Regional Category Manager-Commodities will have accountability for a €multi-million spend of Commodity spend and will lead the strategic sourcing activities for Utilities across Europe with the goal of achieving significant cost reductions, while managing price risk and maintaining/improving product quality and vendor service levels. The individual will coordinate the category management team and work closely with key stakeholders in corporate functions to implement effective risk management strategies. This position is responsible for ensuring execution of global category strategies in Europe and is accountable for implementation of all regional and global cost optimization initiatives.


  • Leads category sourcing activities in Europe, overseeing all activities related to procurement of Utilities
  • Develops and implements regional sourcing strategies for categories in Europe while contributing to Global Strategy formation and execution.
  • In conjunction with business leads, develops, coordinates, and executes effective price risk management strategies.
  • Recruits and maintains suppliers that minimize total cost of ownership, while upholding internal and external policies, governmental regulations and laws and maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct

What you have

  • Deep category expertise in the Utilities area of spend
  • Fundamental Supply & Demand and technical analysis of commodity futures markets
  • Strong price risk management skills.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to get buy-in and commitment from stakeholders
  • Distinctive leadership.

What you need:
  • At least 5 years of a successful track record working within a Multi-National organisation in Procurement/Supply Chain or related field.
  • Honours University Degree required.
  • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) desirable.

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Paula O'Reilly | Tel: +353 (0) 1 507 9265