Category Manager - Energy Services and Digital (f/m/d)


Wildpoldsried, BY, DE DE

Stellen-ID:  3965

At the earliest date possible we are looking for support for our #teamsonnen

Clean and affordable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Sonnen has been committed to this mission since 2010 and is now represented in Europe, the USA and Australia with over 1,000 team members globally. In Germany, our offices are located in the beautiful Wildpoldsried (Allgäu) and the vibrating heart of Berlin Kreuzberg.

At sonnen, we are building the energy system of the future. To this end, we are developing new technologies and business models that have not existed before. Whether intelligent power storage, virtual power plants or digital services - we set the trends of a new energy world. That means, among other things, the inexpensive production and storage of renewable energy and the intelligent networking of producers and consumers. sonnen thereby gives people around the world the opportunity to become independent of fossil fuels and conventional energy supplier.

We are growing steadily and are looking for people who want to join us in our vision of clean and affordable energy for all while making a positive impact on climate change.

What you will do to help drive energy transition:


  • Manage and optimize sonnen Energy Services & Digital solutions categories according company vision and strategy

  • Responsible of Category and Shareholder Management for Energy Services & Digital solutions

  • Ability to collaborate across the organization globally and manage cross-functional stakeholders and teams to ensure business objectives are met

  • Work with project managers and stakeholders in the development of product as well as financial and budgetary plans; ensure early supplier engagement

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of category strategies (i.e. robust processes, standardization, bundling, supplier concentration)

  • Effectively work with suppliers to negotiate optimal terms and develop strong strategic aligned partnerships

  • Responsible for sourcing decisions, negotiations and contract management

  • Innovate and deliver new approaches/solutions to drive organizational efficiencies, smart spend/budget management and increase savings and continuously improve performance of organization

  • Drive 100% compliance to sourcing policy and procedures, supplier approval, competitive bidding, delegation of authority approval 

  • Strong participation in Growth Budget planning, and Operating business plans

What you will need on that journey:


  • BS or MS in Business or Technical discipline and/or evidence of exceptional experience

  • 3-4+ years experience as a Category Manager

  • In-depth experience in strategic sourcing/contract management with international and local suppliers in multiple categories

  • Strong and confident negotiator with the ability to influence at all levels

  • A strategic mindset, relationship-building skills and analytical skills

  • Proven leadership skills experienced in leading multi-cultural teams in an international environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills, open-minded, persuasive personality with outstanding internal and external relationship management skills up to Senior Management level

  • Self-driven and willing to take on responsibility, able to set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and multi-task efficiently towards deadlines

  • Knowledge of SAP

  • Fluent in German and English

  • Willingness to travel

What you can expect at sonnen:

  • An atmosphere of openness, tolerance and mutual respect, where innovation is expected and encouraged
  • The option of working full- or part-time for every position
  • 30-32 days annual vacation with increasing team membership
  • Leasing of company (e-)bikes with up to 40% discount
  • Flexible working hours and option working mobile
  • Mental health and wellbeing offering for you and your family members
  • Free German, English as well as online yoga and body art courses
  • Soft drinks, fruits and cereals in our offices
  • Use of sports memberships (EGYM Wellpass, only €29.75/month) and discounts for other services and products 
  • Employee discount on our electricity tariff
  • Regular team and company events
  • We love dogs! You too? Feel free to bring your fellow friend to our offices


You feel we are a match? Apply now and help us to shape the energy transition together. We look forward to welcoming you to #teamsonnen!

sonnen - energy is yours!

Stellensegment: Contract Manager, Relationship Manager, SAP, ERP, Legal, Customer Service, Technology, Marketing