Europe’s offshore wind sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the region, driven by decreasing costs, government support, advances in technology as well as a pressing need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
This growth trajectory is forecast to continue in the coming years, with capacity set to more than double by 2030. As the industry grows, we’re supporting clients like this major offshore wind developer as they create new opportunities across Europe. The Category Manager is a crucial role in the development of an offshore wind farm, with oversight for managing a specific category of goods or services required in its construction. Responsibilities include identifying suppliers, negotiation contracts, and ensuring that all of the project’s materials and services are in the right place at the right time, and on budget.
Our offshore wind Category Manager jobs
With a global pipeline of over 30GW in development, our client has over two decades of experience developing and operating offshore wind projects. We’re working with this global leader to find four procurement specialists for its newly-established Category Management team, including:
- A Wind Turbine Generator Category Manager to work directly with the Global Head of Category Management and serve as subject matter expert in leading procurement for the WTG category.
- A Transmissions Category Manager to lead procurement on the the Transmission category.
- A Transport & Installation Category Manager to develop and implement the T&I category strategy
- A Foundations Category Manager to develop and implement a foundations category strategy that supports the business’ needs and objectives.
The ideal candidates for these exciting roles will have a degree in Business Management, Procurement & Supply Chain, MCIPS or Mechanical Engineering, or several years of relevant experience. You’ll also have commercial, technical and analytical skills, and business acumen gained through working in category management in the wind industry. Negotiating experience, as well as strategy deployment, tendering skills, and experience working on complex, high-value commodity projects is also a must.
Connect with our Offshore Wind Procurement and Commercial roles specialist Laura Fern to discuss these opportunities, or other upcoming offshore wind procurement roles in Europe.