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Category Management Specialist

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.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is looking for an individual to plan and execute sourcing strategies for power delivery construction services. This individual will work with Supply Chain Management leadership, finance, sourcing specialists and internal engineering and operations to develop and execute bid strategies and initiatives. The primary area of focus will be overhead and underground distribution line construction, to include capital, operations and maintenance work.

The successful candidate will be responsible for total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis and support execution of strategic initiatives. This individual will work proactively with business unit customers on strategic sourcing and support the development of negotiation and contract management strategies. The Category Management Specialist will analyze relevant markets and assess cost impacts for market events in utility distribution construction, maintain supplier lists and build partnerships with strategic suppliers. On a daily basis, this individual will work with suppliers and internal stakeholders to resolve challenges, manage supplier relationships and execute on cost savings and process improvements.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

5+ years of Procurement, Supply Chain, Supplier Management, Risk Management, Process Management, Project Management or relevant technical experience. (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.).  Although not required, the successful candidate ideally has prior experience in procurement teams, leading projects, contract negotiations, risk activities, compliance, and/or sourcing events (strongly preferred).

Other specific knowledge, skills, abilities and experience include:

  • Sourcing experience with construction services (preferred)
  • General knowledge of utility and construction service markets
  • 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
  • Excellent project management skills with ability to resolve problems and remove barriers to success
  • Ability to navigate organization and influence decisions  
  • Ability to support the development and implementation of a structured negotiation 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

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

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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Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

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1. Safety Centric Work Environment
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
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
·18 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 43% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 32% (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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