Regional Category Manager, Electricity in Dundee, Michigan | Careers at UnitedStates - Dundee Corp Office

# of Openings 1
Requisition ID 2021-11036
Position Type Salaried Full-Time
Category Procurement & Purchasing
Product Line Corporate
Job Locations US-MI-Dundee
Company Holcim (US) Inc.


The Regional Category Manager, Electricity manages a broad portfolio of electrical spend for locations within US. Participates in Global & Regional initiatives, including hedging & renewables projects.



  • Manage an annual electricity spend of $200 million encompassing over 600 locations across the United States and minimal Canadian operations.
  • Load Management & Demand Response: Combine electricity market knowledge and understanding of each site's unique equipment, process constraint and flexibilities to determine the lowest cost operational strategy within the offered utility rate structures and available demand response programs.
    • Act as a change agent by promoting operational changes to capture identified savings.
    • Prioritize opportunities and support with quantitative analysis of historical consumption patterns to gain site buy-in.
    • Educate sites on cost drivers so they can operate in the most cost effective way. Develop business case, educate and enroll eligible sites. Collaborate with site employees to ensure compliance for maximum payment.
    • Establish baseline and monitor performance. Monitor and report savings.
  • Supply Management: Negotiate electricity agreements taking into account all aspects of supply, not just the price of energy. Leverage the purchasing power of multiple sites. Ensure contracting is in accordance with company policies and procedures, including the tendering, evaluating and awarding process.
    • Monitor energy contracts to ensure: (1) supplier compliance on price, term and conditions, (2) alignment with current production plan by proactively managing liquidation. Lead dispute resolution on contract issues.
    • Understand electricity market dynamics and risk management practices including hedging. Anticipate risks & opportunities and proactively respond. Keep key business partners and stakeholders informed with developments.
  • Regulatory: Monitor regulated utilities' rate cases. Quantify impact to determine when intervention would be beneficial. Manage intervention process to minimize legal cost.
  • Strategy: Develop and execute innovative, sound sourcing strategies. Support strategies with solid analysis to guide timely business decision making. Review regularly with stakeholders.
  • Budgeting: Lead the budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes. Develop working budget models to allow analysis of various manufacturing and energy market scenarios. Drive approval process according to defined timelines.
  • Reporting: Provide accurate, timely and relevant reports to business partners and stake holders. Prepare any ad-hoc reporting to assist in management review and decision making.
  • Make significant contributions toward operational cost saving objectives and company goals.


  • Global Procurement: Participates in Global & Regional initiatives, including hedging & renewables projects.
  • Manufacturing: Manages Category interfaces from requirements and Budget development to operational changes for lowering electricity cost and problem solving
  • Finance: Provides Budget and market trend information
  • Legal: Ensure contracts and actions comply with all policies and coordinate participation in regulatory intervention using outside legal counsel
  • Environment, Land and Government Affairs: Coordinate to monitor regulation and policy that could impact electricity cost. Combine resources to participate in industry groups that align with company policies and public statements. Collaborate to use non-reserve land for the highest benefit to the company (renewables, lease, etc).



Required Education: Bachelor's/University Degree

Additional Education Preferred: Master's/Graduate Degree

Preferred field of study: Purchasing, Business, Economics or Engineering

Other Training/Certifications Required: Certified Energy Procurement Professional, Certified Energy Manager or Similar - Recognized in the industry as Energy Trader or Buyer

Work Experience: 5-7 years

Travel Requirements: 20%

Computer and Software Skills: Advanced Excel & Google Sheets, Proficient in PPT & Google Suite. Basic SAP knowledge or equivalent

Competency Profile:

  • Strong strategic sourcing experience and problem solving skills
  • Costs / results focused
  • Ability to drive cross-functional teams, build relationships and command respect
  • Good written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively at all levels, and with all functions
  • A good balance between empathy and assertiveness when dealing with customers and suppliers
  • Strong analytical and execution skills with understanding of key cost drivers
  • Good category knowledge (markets, usage, TCO etc)
  • Strong negotiation capability
  • Sound knowledge of financial concepts, budget management and cost reduction initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls providing reasonable assurance of effective and efficient operations, including actions to prevent and detect fraud and protect Company resources


  • Responsible for providing reasonable assurance of effective and efficient operations, including actions to prevent and detect fraud and protect Company resources.


  • Ensures alignment of H&S activities arising from H&S missions and objectives.
  • Actively manages risks by ensuring that all related control activities are thoroughly implemented.
  • Drives committed and effective incident management through active participation in incident review, investigation, and corrective action creation.
  • Promotes a culture of incident reporting and leading indicators, i.e., Near Misses and Visible Personal Commitment (VPC).
  • Exercises and encourages core H&S values including, but not limited to, developing self and coaching others by inspiration and empowerment.


Salary Range
$87,000.00 - 146,000.00
per Year
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Dundee, MI 48131, US
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