Senior/Lead Category Manager

Imagine a future where you lead complex category management tasks using your commercial and strategic mindset to drive the success of our carbon-neutral power plants and CCX

Join us in this role where you’ll lead and co-shape our supply chain strategy within CAPEX and OPEX spend and see that strategy through to fruition. You’ll be responsible for creating and maintaining relations with both suppliers and internal stakeholders in the pursuit of building our organisation’s capabilities within larger categories in our Bioenergy business unit, incl. our Carbon Neutral Power Plants and ongoing Carbon Capture projects making sure to keep the availibity of our critical infrastructure assets high.

Welcome to Global Procurement
You’ll be part of Bio Procurement Category Management team where you, together with your colleagues, will be responsible for the category management of several categories across our procurement scope. You’ll help shape and lead our category management efforts in accordance with the overall strategy, backed by a large global organisation. You’ll be key in identifying and solving future supply chain risks in continuous cooperation with internal stakeholders and suppliers developing strong category strategies to the sourcing team and ensuring full procure-to-pay implementation of your strategy. As a team, we’re ambitious in whatever we do. We want to enable the future for ourselves, our team, and our organisation. We embrace diversity and believe that we together can create industry leading procurement results.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • developing viable strategies and conceptualising the way to source and contract
  • screening, understanding, and developing a fit-for-purpose supply chain
  • constantly staying on top of the market developments and supplier landscapes
  • acting as liaison between procurement and business unit
  • helping to build the procurement team as a strategic partner
  • identifying new technologies and engaging with new potential suppliers.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, business, or similar, and have successfully created and executed procurement strategies in an EPCI/EPC context
  • have relevant experience within a large, fixed asset/process industry, preferably specific market insights within power plants or heavy industry
  • have a strong business orientation and experience with global supplier development and various contracting models
  • have excellent negotiation and communication skills combined with a driven  personality, enabling you to take the lead, but most importantly, to act as a team player which puts the collective success of the group first
  • speak and write English fluently
  • are innovative and can thrive with managing both the maintenance of less-critical scope while developing new strategies.

Maybe you’ve read the above and can see you have some transferable skills, even though they don’t quite match all the points. If you think you can bring something to the team, we still encourage you to apply.

Join a global leader in renewable energy
Ørsted is a growing green energy major and global leader in climate action. With us you’ll play a part in driving change towards a green energy future. You’ll grow your talent in a fast-paced and high-growth industry where you have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop through challenging assignments and industry-leading experts. Here, you can perform in a friendly work environment based on trust, respect, and collaboration.

Shape the future with us
Send your application to us as soon as possible. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate.

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Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.