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Category Management Consultant - IT Services (Hybrid)

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! 


We offer a hybrid 3-2 work schedule (three days in the office, two days of teleworking) to accommodate the need for flexibility.

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


Job Summary

Dominion Energy is looking for an individual to identify, plan, and execute a strategic sourcing strategy with a primary focus on the following categories: IT/Telecom software, hardware and cloud services.  This individual will focus on the following suppliers within the category defined above:   Microsoft, SAP/Ariba/Success Factors, Oracle, Cisco, Palo Alto, VMWare, Carbon Black, Okta and Splunk. This individual will work with Supply Chain Management, IT business unit leadership, finance, and supply chain sourcing specialists, to develop the sourcing strategy for the categories noted above to include: developing an understanding of the IT business and financial drivers; developing understanding of supplier complex pricing models; work with internal and external resources to develop strategies regarding continuous price escalations, external license and usage audits, impacts of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and disruption in supply. 

In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for determining long term needs through category/commodity management, spend data analysis, and collaboration with internal stakeholders. This individual will lead cross functional teams to plan, develop, identify/evaluate suppliers, evaluate supplier proposals, negotiate agreements, and execute strategic value contract agreements. This individual will also establish and execute supplier performance management programs for strategic suppliers identified above. Although this role will not have direct reports, the successful candidate will be responsible for directing and collaborating with peers in the sourcing organization.  This individual will need to have strong communication skills and the ability to communicate across the Dominion Energy enterprise including individual contributors through senior officer leadership. We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic change agents for this role.

This individual’s role will include but is not limited to:
•    Setting meaningful category spend targets and deliver results by implementing procurement strategies based on TCO analysis and innovation
•    Perform category management, also known as commodity management of assigned areas
•    Develop, build and present strategic plans and roadmaps 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
•    Leading highly complex sourcing events and negotiations
•    Lead cross-functional IT 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
•    Build and Maintain relationship with business and supply chain senior executives
•    Travel as needed to meet with Business Unit customers and suppliers
•    Perform other duties as requested or assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

7+ years of procurement and/or strategic sourcing (Note: A Master's degree will count as one year of experience. A partial year of experience of six months or more will be rounded up to one year.)
3+ years of procurement experience in category assignments detailed above.  

Other required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience include:
•    Strong understanding of business cost drivers
•    Ability to work effectively with groups at different company locations with limited in person interaction is required
•    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 and keep projects moving forward on schedule and on budget
•    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
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently
•    Preferred system experience:  SAP; Ariba; Power BI, Excel, Word and Powerpoint
The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined above.
•    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 are encouraged to apply.

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:  Bachelor

MBA or post graduate work is a plus.

Preferred Disciplines:  Supply Chain Management, Business

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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3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture

About Dominion Energy

I am your warm cup of coffee in the morning and I light your home at night. I am the cool breeze from your A/C on the hottest day in summer, and the red coil that heats your soup pot on a frigid winter’s day. I am sustainable, reliable and affordable.
I am not just any energy… I am Dominion Energy.
We're transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry.  We're shaping the future of energy in America.
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·17,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·16 states in the US
·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 46% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 38% (since 2010) — and we're just getting started. By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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