Category Manager 

Areas of responsibility


  • Develop a category Strategy which includes the parts and services associated with installing the parts for the E.On Climate & Renewables (EC&R) business encompassing onshore wind farms in the United States.
  • The focus shall be to achieve the lowest total cost of ownership (TCOE) for parts.  
  • Ensure compliance with Procurement policy and processes.
  • Ensure interfaces with Key internal stakeholders to optimise cost & efficiencies of each operational site.
  • Develop appropriate category and sub-category plans.
  • Drive negotiations to the point of contract award with the technical / asset management teams.
  • Build and maintain effective supplier relationships to ensure that their performance consistently meets, and at times exceed, business expectations.
  • Develop strong and effective internal relationships with all levels of the business to ensure that business requirements are reflected within contractual documentation.
  • Supplier management, negotiations for key contracts and claim management / negotiations with key suppliers.
  • Track and ensure achievement of forecasted value and savings targets including productivity plans with suppliers.

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Desired Qualifications, Skills & Characteristics

  • Min 7 years working experience in construction, energy, chemical or other industry with large, capital investment projects, with a focus on procurement or contract management.
  • First hand experience with major contracts > 10M Euro.
  • University degree with extensive work experience in Procurement.
  • Background Engineer/Technical, Business Administration, Legal or Economics. However, a track record of success is more important than former positions or educational background.
  • Fluent English speaker. German or other language skills would be an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel in North America and Europe as required.
  • Good problem identification and solving skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate at a high level with internal and external decision makers.
  • Ability to influence people and decisions to drive high performance and result orientation
  • Lead projects of moderate scope and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with working on SAP ERP systems to develop and efficient process for ordering and tracking spare parts.
  • Very strong commercial acumen and ability to develop cost models.

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Powering. Reliable. Future. This is RWE. RWE Renewables, the newest subsidiary of the RWE Group, is one of the world's leading renewable energy companies. With around 3,500 employees, the company has onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaic plants and battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of more than 9 gigawatts. RWE Renewables is driving the expansion of renewable energy in 15 countries on four continents. An annual investment budget of €1.5 billion net is available for further growth. The focus is on the Americas, the core markets in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

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