Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 20405

Do you think we can do better for the environment? Then join Heineken to Brew a Better World. In this role, you will have a significant opportunity to affect truly sustainable progress and realize Net Zero Carbon in all of Heineken's 180+ breweries, maltings and other production sites by 2030.

The role: Global Category Buyer Energy

Your contribution as Global Category Buyer Energy is essential to transforming Heineken into the greenest global brewer through renewable energy procurement across its operating companies (OpCos) globally.

As Global Category Buyer Energy, you will be part of the HGP Energy team within Supply Chain Procurement, reporting to the Category Leader Sustainable Production. Your position will be based in The Base, Schiphol, the Netherlands. Up to 10% travelling time is expected for this position.

As Global Category Buyer Energy, you will be delivering on Heineken's Net Zero ambition through establishing partnerships with suppliers, by sourcing and contracting the implementation of novel thermal/electrical renewable energy solutions at a global scale.

You will be a member of a cross-functional Net Zero team to deliver on the 2030 Net Zero ambition via turnkey EPC contractors (iNZP program). You will be working in the international environment of Heineken HQ, and you will be in touch with colleagues from up to 180 sites in 70 different countries across the globe.

What will you be doing in this role?

  • Review and validate net zero supplier proposals per site commercially and economically. Contracting of EPC Turnkey suppliers for different phases of execution, from roadmap development and basic design to detailed design and implementation

  • In function of Heineken's Evergreen 2025 and the Functional Procurement Strategy, to shape global sourcing and contracting sub-category strategies for renewable energy (thermal energy and electricity)

  • Lead and/or support sourcing strategy roll-out through procurement execution of high-impact projects by identifying potential partners, tendering, negotiating, selecting and contracting partners best suited to deliver on Heineken requirements

  • Build extensive internal and external networks to support strategy building and delivery. Maintain and manage relationships with (strategic) partners to secure delivery on contracted terms and conditions

  • Monitor, track and report on KPI's incl. progression of sourcing and contracting of net zero projects to Category Leader Sustainable Production, (Senior) Leadership, OpCos and other internal and external stakeholders

  • Support with the development of OpCo/brewery Net Zero roadmaps and Annual Plan/Strategic Plans

  • Develop, implement and govern best practices, guidance and policies for net zero solutions sourcing and contracting across Operating Companies to mitigate operational, reputational, sustainability and financial risks

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders of the Net Zero program (e.g., OpCos, regions, Supply Chain, Finance, Projects & Engineering, Corporate Affairs, etc.)

  • Stay abreast of market developments (technical, regulatory, supply, commercial) to identify the best technically and commercially viable solutions to OpCo

Who are you, and what do you bring?

We know skills and competencies show up in many ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not meet all the requirements listed, we still encourage you to speak to us about this opportunity.

  • Solid background in procurement or supply chain, having worked in international environments and diverse teams

  • Experience within renewable energy procurement either in Electricity (EACs, Green Supply Contracts, On-Site PPA, Off-Site PPA) or Thermal (Biomass, Biomethane, Heatpumps, Solar Thermal, eBoilers, etc.)

  • Track record in contracting Capex, Power Purchase Agreements, Thermal Purchase Agreements, and Energy as a Service

  • Network among Individual Power Producers (IPP), EPC turnkey, OEMs and familiarity with energy single site & solution projects up to multi-site turnkey delivery

  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including attention to detail and multi-tasking

  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills through excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

  • Ability to manage high levels of complexity & category diversity

  • Strong written and verbal English; any other language is a plus

  • Being based or willing to relocate to Amsterdam

­­­­­­­­­­Acre is supporting Heineken in the hiring process for this position. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please get in touch with Jacopo Cesari at jacopo.cesari@acre.com.

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