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Category Management Consultant (Glen Allen, VA or Cayce, SC)

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: GLEN ALLEN, VA, US, 23060

Company: Dominion Energy

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.


Job Summary

Successful candidate can work out of either Glen Allen, VA or Cayce, SC.

Dominion Energy is looking for individuals to identify, plan, and execute a strategic sourcing strategy for Craft Labor or Integrated Supplier Materials Management.  This individual will work with SCM (Supply Chain Management) leadership, finance, supply chain sourcing specialists, and internal Power Generation business unit  personnel to develop the long-term strategic sourcing strategy for skilled craft labor or materials (MRO, Piping, Valves, Fitting, Electrical and Mechanical). The successful candidates will be responsible for determining long term needs through category/commodity management, spend data analysis, and collaboration with internal stakeholders. Once sourcing needs are identified, this 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. Although this role will not have direct reports, the successful candidates will be responsible for directing and collaborating with peers in the sourcing organization. This exciting opportunity in category management is not just a change in SCM organizational roles, but also a change to our procurement/sourcing process. We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic change agents to help usher in this new chapter at Dominion Energy.

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

Setting meaningful category savings targets and deliver savings results by implementing procurement strategies based on TCO analysis and innovation

Perform category management of assigned areas

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

Develop PowerBI Dashboards for interactive cost management for assigned categories

Frequent Business Unit Executive updates on cost analysis and budget impact strategies

Proactively engage and collaborate with Business Unit customers on strategic business goals, category strategies, initiatives, and budget impact targets

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

Develop and Lead charter initiatives for process improvements and budget impact opportunities

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 categories

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

Maintain relationship with supplier senior executives

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

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

7 years related experience.

3+ years of procurement experience in category assignments detailed as above (preferred)

The knowledge, skills, abilities and education required for entry into this job include the following:

  • 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 to remove barriers to success.
  • 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.
  • Ability to navigate organization and influence decisions.
  • Ability to develop and implement a structured, negotiation strategy.


The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below. Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6 plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above.

Education Requirements

Education Level: Bachelor Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:
Disciplines Preferred: Business
Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

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.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

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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