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Regional Energy Manager

Whitby, ON
This position is responsible for energy and related supply and services procurement for a region of Gerdau North American facilities.
1.         Number of locations               3-5 locations as required
2.         Annual purchases                    $50-$100 Million
3.         Employees supervised             Consultants, attorneys, lobbyists as required
The Regional Energy Manager is responsible for securing and maintaining competitive arrangements for the supply of electricity, natural gas, industrial gases, and similar supply and services necessary to meet the energy requirements of the Company.
Qualifications for the position include a broad knowledge of energy purchasing, utility regulation, markets, prices, accounting procedures, steel manufacturing energy uses and costs, and supply sources.  The candidate should be able to communicate, negotiate, and advocate effectively. The candidate should have a minimum of five to ten years of relevant experience and a four-year degree or equivalent additional work experience. Strong analytical, modeling and computer skills required (MS Office Suite). Candidate will be responsible for several mills within a broad region requiring effective remote work and travel as required.
The Regional Energy Manager is responsible for analyzing, developing and implementing effective procurement strategies; keeping abreast of conditions and forecasts in the energy markets; identifying and pursuing improvement opportunities; collaborating with plant management and personnel to assure effective implementation of supply arrangements; complying with established risk management, accounting and related policies and procedures; and ensuring the most efficient use of resources.  The candidate will represent the Company’s interests in local, state/provincial, and national regulatory and legislative arenas. The candidate will also serve as a resource to plant management regarding energy
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forecasts, communication and collaboration concerning commercial aspects of energy supply.
The Regional Energy Manager develops and maintains effective business and professional contacts to keep abreast of market conditions, opportunities and trends while developing supply sources and maintaining favorable vendor relations.  The candidate will prepare requests for proposals, contracts, studies of relevant issues, forecasts and maintain adequate files and records to compile periodic reports.
Candidate studies and analyzes business unit consumption and requirements for energy and related supplies and consults with plant management and users to adequately meet operational needs.  Plans purchases to take advantage of emerging market opportunities, meet inventory goals and anticipate market conditions within established limits of authority.  Obtains competitive bids as required and negotiates major supply arrangements under the general direction of the Director of Energy. 
The candidate will serve as the company representative in commercial, regulatory, and governmental activities necessary to protect and further the interests of Gerdau in areas related to energy.  The candidate will work with professionals, consulting resources and counsel where necessary to secure specialized assistance as required and subject to an approved budget for such resources.

René Abgrall Recruiting
(c) 204-981-5666

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