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Energy Category Lead

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Job ID 209655 Date posted 06/09/2022 Location : Jakarta, Indonesia

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Energy Category Lead will serve as a domain specialist for the department, develop procurement strategies to optimize cost, rationalize the supply base and bring value to the corporation while mitigating risk. In this role, you will develop new techniques and standards to maximize profitability for a category of ingredients, identify strategic energy category opportunities, develop an overall category management framework and lead execution by the buyers located around the world. You will solve complex problems and take a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions related to energy & sustainability.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain energy & sustainability expertise, serve as consultant to management, cultivate positive relationships with external and internal stakeholders that include industry partners, suppliers and business stakeholders.
  • Use specialized depth and breadth of experience to lead and implement energy & sustainability category management strategies for defined ingredients in alignment with global and regional dynamic business needs.
  • Lead major negotiations and workshops with key suppliers and contractors and serve as source for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans and objectives.
  • Lead the communication of category management vision and objectives internally and externally by engagement of senior stakeholders for alignment.
  • Develop solutions to complex problems in procurement strategies which requires the regular use of ingenuity and innovation and ensure solutions are consistent with organization objectives.
  • Perform energy & sustainability assessments of internal clients and develop impactful and scalable energy and carbon reduction initiatives.
  • Lead and develop sustainability strategy of South East Asia and manage the components of sustainability with a focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon emission.
  • Manage the development, planning and implementation of sustainability programs across Southeast Asia, also monitor the performance of sustainability programs and regulatory compliance.
  • Coach our buying teams in delivering coherent and successful action plan.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science/Engineering, Economics, Finance or Business Management; knowledge in sustainability/engineering would be desirable.
  • Minimum of four-five years of related work experience in supply chain/procurement.
  • Confirmed financial, mathematical, modeling and analytical skills.
  • Experience in leading regional projects of procurement.
  • Experience in implementing supplier management programs with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or other post-secondary degree or an MBA.
  • More than 6 years experience in energy procurement.
  • Carbon footprint reporting experience or training preferred. 
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