General information

External job title
Category Manager – HV Substations & Grid Line Construction (f/m/d)
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG
Karlsruhe, Stuttgart
Reference number
F-ENE 02289208 E
Full time/part time
About the company
We are looking for people who believe in the positive power of energy and in their own ability to move things forward. People who know the importance of energy and infrastructure and recognize the immense opportunities they present to shape the future for everybody. Because we are just the same: a large, dynamic company that opens its door wide to people who want to join us in turning ideas into real change. We are the E. Are you?
Our offer

We want our employees to feel secure – in every aspect. That is why we value stable working relationships, safely equipped workspaces, regular health checks and individual onboarding and development. Financial extras such as and allowances provide additional security.

Further benefits:

  • 30 days annual leave
  • Financial extras such as vacation pay and Christmas bonus, profit-sharing, an employee savings plan, company pension scheme, energy price discount and child bonus
  • Leasing options for mobile devices and bicycles
  • Discounted "Deutschland-Ticket" (train ticket)
  • Flexible working models such as part-time hours and home office
  • More about our various employer benefits at a glance
Diverse tasks
  • Understanding, interpreting and assessing the technological, commercial and supply base related trends and potentials in this strongly evolving field
  • Developing and implementing, together with our business & technology teams, a sustainable Category Strategy optimizing value and sustainable security of supply for EnBW, developing the right partnerships for success
  • Deriving, with our technology teams, an optimized modular solutions setup for various application scenarios
  • Leading tenders and commercial negotiations of significant value ensuring business targets and infrastructure ramp-up objectives are met on time at optimal Total Cost of Ownership and quality
  • Driving holistic performance of our supply base in the field of substations and grid line construction projects
  • Developing and realizing continuous improvement action plans in this field across the company
Convincing profile
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in preferably engineering, business, legal studies, or related field. Advanced degree or certifications are a plus
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in strategic procurement, with at least 3 years focused on energy infrastructure plant and grid projects or similar that results in a good understanding of large and medium-sized infrastructure construction projects. Proven track record of successfully managing procurement activities, negotiating contracts, and building strong supplier relationships striving for the best solutions
  • You have a wide background of industry knowledge, a good understanding of current market conditions and the ability to understand complex interdependencies seeking for the best technical and commercial relevant solution based on a TCO (total cost of ownership)/ full life-cycle approach considering the operational lifetime of energy infrastructure projects
  • Strong communication, and negotiation skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across various teams and stakeholders. A team player with strong co-operative and integrative skills highly engaged in negotiations and strive to contractually fix solutions in a strongly evolving technological and very international environment
  • Analytical mindset with proficiency in data-driven decision-making and the ability to drive cost-effective solutions. You are fluent in German and English and have the willingness to travel
About the division
EnBW is the fully-integrated utility with headquarters in Germany, Baden-Württemberg. Through its operations across the energy value chain, EnBW is uniquely positioned to drive the energy transition and optimize energy infrastructure in all areas.
EnBW has set ambitious sustainability targets for shaping the energy transition in Germany, expanding renewable energy capacity, transforming conventional operations towards renewable and achieving climate neutrality by 2035. Simultaneously ENBW is transforming and expanding the grid at all levels in capacity and towards smart capabilities. We are leading in E-mobility charging infrastructure as well as other fields.

In the comings years we will further invest tens to billions of Euros - both in Germany and internationally as our contribution to sustainably transforming our society.

We are looking for a highly skilled Category Manager with significant knowledge of energy value chains from generation to grid, smart grid transitioning, the building of energy infrastructure projects and in particular substation solutions as well as grid line construction.

The ideal candidate with a proven record of accomplishment will be responsible for driving the category and supply chain for Substation Solutions across the group with a particular focus on understanding, leveraging the potential of different technologies and construction approaches in this evolving market creating competitive advantage as a true partner to the business.

This position is preferably based at one of our headquarters in Karlsruhe or Stuttgart.


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