Category Management Consultant

Dominion Richmond , VA 23219

Posted 3 months ago

Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.

Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.

Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company's commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.

Relocation assistance may be available for the successful candidate.

Job Summary

This role of Category Management Consultant position supports Dominion Energy's Gas Infrastructure Group, which includes Dominion Energy's gas transmission pipeline and facilities and gas distribution service lines and facilities. There are gas assets in several states, including: Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. This person will be responsible for strategic sourcing category management initiatives across all these entities.

Dominion Energy is looking for individuals with experience to identify, plan, and execute a strategic sourcing strategy to support gas transmission and gas distribution activities. This individual will work with finance, supply chain sourcing specialists, and internal business unit engineering and operations personnel to develop the longterm sourcing strategy for gas infrastructure projects. He/She will be responsible for determining long term needs through category/commodity management, spend data analysis and collaboration with internal stakeholders in the areas of pipeline construction, general construction, gas pipeline support services, and Materials, (specifically Pipe Valves, Fittings and compressors/compressor engines). Once sourcing needs are identified the individual will lead cross functional teams to plan, develop, identify/evaluate potential suppliers, evaluate supplier proposals, negotiate agreements, and execute these strategic agreements. This individual will also establish and execute supplier performance management programs for strategic suppliers identified through this process.

This position requires 25-50% travel.

Qualified applicants must have at least 7 years of strategic procurement/sourcing experience, with a preference to experience in gas utilities sector.

This individual's role will include but is not limited to:

  • Set meaningful category savings targets and deliver savings results by implementing procurement strategies that are based on TCO analysis and innovation

  • Perform category management, also known as commodity management of assigned areas in Pipeline Construction, General Construction, Materials (Pipe, Valve Fittings, Compressors), and other Non-construction services such as inspection services, engineering services, Wellsite Services, Land ROW services

  • Develop, build, and present strategic plans for assigned spend categories

  • Proactively engage and collaborate with Business Unit customers on strategic sourcing goals, category strategies, initiatives, and savings targets

  • Lead the formulation of sourcing strategies and negotiation of key terms for highly-complex sourcing events

  • Lead cross-functional, enterprise-wide savings initiatives

  • Effectively communicate initiative updates and savings targets across the organization

  • Analyze relevant markets and assess cost impacts of market events for assigned spend categories

  • Maintain supplier lists for assigned spend categories and build partnerships with strategic suppliers

  • Maintain relationship with supplier senior executives

  • Ability to work effectively with groups (both SCM and Business Unit employees) at different company locations, with limited in person interaction.

  • Travel as needed to meet with Business Unit customers and suppliers (expected travel up to 1 week per month)

Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

This role may be located in Richmond, Va, Akron, OH or Salt Lake City Utah.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • 7+ years of procurement and/or strategic sourcing

  • 3+ years of procurement experience in the gas utility or pipeline industries (preferred)

  • Strong understanding of business cost drivers

  • Hands-on understanding of business processes and objectives

  • Developing knowledge of assigned categories

  • Excellent project management skills with ability to resolve problems and remove barriers to success

  • Ability to navigate organization and influence decisions

  • Demonstrated ability to develop a structured negotiation strategy and implement the strategy

  • Strong analytic toolset that will support the creation of financial targets, detailed analysis of spend data, and structure of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) models

  • Strong mentoring skills

  • Category or Commodity Management Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Advanced knowledge of pipeline construction, construction, gas support services or gas materials is desirable

Education Requirements

Education Level:

Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education. Master or Business Administration or Post Graduate work is a plus.

Disciplines:

Preferred: Supply Chain Management

Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above

Required: Business, Finance, Accounting or Engineering

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

Travel 26-50%

Test Description

No Testing Required

Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law. Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.

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