Category Lead, Cranes

Requisition ID:  53750

Aarhus N, Region Central Jutland, DK

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Supply Chain and Logistics

Vestas Factory

Are you an experienced procurement professional looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Are you a team-oriented person with a holistic and positive mindset and great stakeholder management skills? Are you someone who is enthusiastic about sustainable energy solutions and is motivated to protect the environment? If so, then Vestas may have the opportunity for you! We are looking for a Commodity lead to join our Global Service Procurement team.


Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Service Solutions Procurement

You will become part of a creative global procurement team covering the cranes commodity, for the Vestas Service Business globally. We pride ourselves on treating each other with respect and supporting each other to stay focused, committed, and motivated at all times. You will be reporting to the Head of Cranes & Maintenance, and become part of a global team of 5 team members.


Your everyday activities will be characterized by high speed and the requirement to engage in, direct and prioritize between multiple critical projects. Overall expected deliverables include:

  • Develop and implement strategy and roadmap for the Cranes commodity
  • Drive and lead cross-functional projects within Cranes
  • Global lead on annual negotiations, optimizing the supply base and our supply chain.
  • Build a close relationship with key suppliers in the commodity, focusing on long-term value delivery through supplier account management and partnerships
  • Take full responsibility to drive and coordinate Crane E2E optimization projects
  • Work closely with the matrix regional organization on strategy execution



  • 5+ years of experience with strategic procurement
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering
  • Experience with handling large yearly procurement budgets
  • Advanced IT skills (proficient with Microsoft Office Package, especially MS Excel and MS PowerPoint)
  • Experience in the wind industry is advantageous
  • Fluency in English


  • You will have an open approach to encourage stakeholder input and a structured, fact-based approach to ensure ideas are prioritized and implemented
  • You should be a collaborator who is determined to see fruitful implementation of the initiatives you direct
  • You will have an analytical, structured, and fact-based approach to problem solving 


What we offer
We offer a very exciting job in Global Procurement, Service Solutions Procurement, dedicated to the Vestas Service business, in a flat, multi-cultural, and innovative organization focusing on reaching great results. To us, it is all about knowing the business and our employees, defining the right solutions, and getting it done. We want you to participate in that mission and of course, have fun along the way. By joining Vestas, you will have the opportunity to grow on a professional as well as a personal level, enhancing your knowledge within the procurement field working closely with highly experienced and inspiring colleagues, globally.
Additional information
Your primary work location will be Aarhus, Denmark. Travel to suppliers and key stakeholders expected to be approximately 30 days per year mainly within Europe. 

Application date: 9th August 2024 We reserve the right to take down the job ad before this date if the right candidate is identified before.

Start date: ASAP or otherwise agreed upon.

For additional information about the position please contact Kasper Holm Agesen, Director, Service Solution Procurement at +45 52261181

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DEIB Statement
At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, "Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry". Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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