Category Manager - IT/Telecom

Richmond, Virginia
01 Feb 2019
22 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services.

As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit, to learn more.

Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company's commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.

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

Job Summary

Sets meaningful category savings targets, and delivers savings results, by implementing procurement strategies based on TCO analysis and innovation. Develops, builds, and presents strategic plans for assigned spend categories. Engages proactively with Business Unit customers on strategic sourcing goals, category strategies, initiatives, and savings targets. Leads formulation of sourcing strategies, and negotiations of key terms, for highly-complex sourcing events. Leads cross-functional, enterprise-wide, savings initiatives. Communicate initiative updates and savings targets across the organization. Analyzes relevant markets, and assess cost impacts of market events, for IT/Telecom category. Maintains supplier lists for assigned spend categories, and builds partnerships with strategic suppliers. Maintains relationships with supplier senior executives. Travels up to 1 week a month, as needed, to meet with Business Unit customers and suppliers.

Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities and education required for entry into this job include the following:
  • 7+ years related experience.
  • 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.

Education Requirements

Education Level:
Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:
Required Degree (equivalency not accepted in lieu of required degree):
Preferred: Business

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

Travel Up to 25%

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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Nearest Major Market: Richmond
Job Segment: Telecom, Telecommunications, Manager, Sustainability, Procurement, Technology, Management, Energy, Operations

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