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Category Procurement (Energy Purchasing) Manager


Shanghai - RHQ, CN

Business Unit:  Purchasing and Transportation

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Purchasing and Transportation

A global organisation. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centres that are vital to Umicore’s growth. Across our support functions we ensure that we continue to grow and evolve – whether it’s by making sure our decisions are commercially viable, enhancing our reputation, building new customer relationships or finding the right people who can build on what we’ve already achieved. The variety of our work means we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

Assist Umicore in realizing its sustainability ambitions to go for zero carbon emissions in 2035.

  • Collect and Report China’s market energy (incl. Renewable Electricity) news/trend/policy/regulation 
  • Search and develop innovative sources for the procurement of low carbon energy sources.
  • Sourcing renewable electricity and conduct bidding/evaluation/negotiation and contracting accordingly. 
  • Follow-up on energy related projects from concept to realization, with reporting to management.
  • Synergy Energy purchasing work with P&T Corporate and EHS team, and regular report
  • Help local BU site to achieve global strategy of Zero emission. 
  • Build financial models and forecasts to evaluate strategic sourcing options and renewable energy investment opportunities.
  • Support P&T expanding strategy and facilitate category synergy global 
  • Conduct Corporate Service purchasing as request
  • Flexible to support other Category purchasing sourcing activity in China/APAC region (Like as Lab, Chemicals, etc.)
  • Organize knowledge distribution within Umicore with respect to upcoming policies and legislation

Who we are looking for

  • Have a Bachelor / Master university degree in economics, energy or other
  • Fluent in English. (Dutch or French optional).
  • Substantial professional experience in Energy category procurement in WOFE (> 10 years) 
  • At least 5-8 years management experience
  • Frequent Travel is necessary (20%-30% / month)
  • Short or Long term allocation is possible

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

Additional information

The position location can be in Shanghai or Suzhou.

If my pioneering research can drive our progress in clean mobility, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?


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