Head of Energy Procurement

Outokumpu, a global leader in the stainless-steel industry, is at the forefront of transforming sustainable energy procurement across Europe. We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader to join our team as the Head of Energy Procurement. This role offers a unique opportunity to drive change, build supplier relationships, and lead strategic initiatives to shape the future of sustainable energy procurement.

As the Head of Energy Procurement, you will play a pivotal role in spearheading and orchestrating our energy procure-to-pay process, spanning multiple European sites. You will be responsible for managing category spending, identifying cost-saving opportunities, and proactively mitigating market risks. If you have the leadership acumen and expertise in energy procurement, this is the perfect opportunity to make a meaningful impact.

To excel in this role, you should:

  • Hold a Master`s degree preferably in Energy Business or Energy Technology.
  • Have 8+ years of experience in the energy procurement field.
  • Demonstrate a track record of 5+ years in leading multicultural teams.
  • Possess strong financial management skills.
  • Showcase expertise in network building and fostering stakeholder relations.
  • Possess profound knowledge of the dynamic European energy market.
  • Exhibit exceptional leadership and communication skills.
  • Understand change management principles.
  • Display advanced proficiency in English.
  • Be willing to embark on business travel, up to 30%.

As the Head of Energy Procurement, your responsibilities will include:

  • Championing category-level initiatives to uncover cost-saving opportunities.
  • Developing sophisticated financial energy models and reports.
  • Executing the energy procurement strategy across our European sites.
  • Overseeing, nurturing, and leading our supplier portfolio.
  • Ensuring compliant hedging in alignment with business requirements.
  • Leading negotiations for long-term agreements in harmony with our investment strategy.
  • Offering expert sourcing counsel to meet distinct business and group requisites.
  • Effectively communicating business needs and strategic goals within the category group.
  • Motivating categories to uncover cost reductions through customer insights and market trends.
  • Proactively managing market risks and initiating mitigation strategies.
  • Spearheading energy procurement initiatives within the Energy Steering Group.
  • Leading negotiations and driving contract completions for substantial spending.
  • Scrutinizing and bolstering the development of category plans.
  • Cultivating and strengthening stakeholder relationships.
  • Actively participating in selected Energy market Associations.
  • Paving the way for a robust governance model between category managers and stakeholders.

Why Join Us?

At Outokumpu, your leadership and expertise will be the driving force behind a more sustainable future. This role offers a dynamic and inclusive work environment where your skills will make a tangible impact. If you are poised to lead the charge in sustainable energy procurement, seize the opportunity and apply for the Head of Energy Procurement position today!

By joining Outokumpu, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a global team dedicated to shaping a sustainable future.
  • Develop your skills within a high-level workforce committed to continuous improvement.
  • Work in a company that values your capacity for responsibility, proactivity, and independence.
  • Participate in educational programs to expand your skills and knowledge.
  • Contribute to sustainable work that will impact generations to come.
  • Enjoy flexible working hours and the ability to work from home.

Location and Reporting:

You will be located preferably in Finland (Helsinki or Tornio) and report to SVP - General Procurement Europe, Oihana Ramos.

If you are motivated to succeed and can see yourself in this role, please submit your application by November 30th, 2023. Please note that the position may be filled before the final application date, so don`t hesitate to apply earlier!

For more information, please contact:

SVP - General Procurement Europe, Oihana Ramos at oihana.ramos@outokumpu.com

Recruiter, Yelyzaveta Dudnyk at yelyzaveta.dudnyk@outokumpu.com

Join Outokumpu, where we transform stainless steel into a sustainable, durable material designed to last forever. Together, we build the future!

We are proud of our commitment to diversity and welcome all applicants who meet our requirements, regardless of gender, age, or ethnic background.

Join Outokumpu to pioneer the transformation of sustainable energy procurement in Europe!