Category Manager Global Procurement

Requisition ID:  48062
Location(s): 

Aarhus N, Region Central Jutland, DK

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

Vestas Factory

Do you want to become a part of a global procurement organization, where ambition is high, and you are empowered to make a real difference? If yes, here is your opportunity to be a part of Global Procurement in Vestas, where you will be able to set your footprint in the no. 1 company within sustainable energy!

 

Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Weldments and Covers  
Vestas Global Procurement is responsible for all procurement activities within Vestas, including leading cross functional category teams, negotiations and contract management, development of end-2-end cost out initiatives, category strategy development and supplier relationship management. The Weldments and Covers team is part of the Nacelle procurement department. The Weldments team consists of people located in Denmark, India, China, Brazil and US.
 

Responsibilities
You will join an experienced team with a high level of strategic exposure within Vestas. Your daily activities will be characterized by a very high activity level and requirements to engage in and prioritize between multiple different projects. Overall expected deliverables include: 

  • Lead the commodity team and commodity strategy  primarily in Europe on all NPI projects
  • Supplier account manager in cooperation with our Weldments suppliers, including defining supplier account plans in collaboration with suppliers 
  • Develop and strengthen our partnerships to continuously increase value through the improved collaboration, footprint, etc.  
  • Early supplier involvement - focusing on complexity reduction, design to cost, standardization and capacity risks 
  • Stakeholder management, both internal and external 
  • Engage in cross functional projects across the organization e.g., new production introduction, modularization, localization, design-to-cost and cost out initiatives 
  • Facilitate negotiations end-2-end with involvement of your key stakeholders to bring cost down with focus on what is best for Vestas. And as a result, secure world class contract management

 

Qualifications

  • A degree in either Supply Chain Management, Sales/Marketing, Engineering, or alike, and holds solid work experience within Strategic Purchasing
  • As a Commodity Specialist, you are expected to show the great example and challenge the organization in our ways of working. Furthermore, below qualifications are expected
  • Experience with strategic procurement or related supply chain activities 
  • Experience within commodity management, including commodity strategy development 
  • Comprehensive communication skills including fluency in English (both orally and in writing) 
  • Proven record of stakeholder management   
  • We prefer SAP experience, but it is not a requirement

 

Competencies

  • You have a motivation which is second to none and a natural curiosity
  • An open approach to encourage stakeholder inputs and a structured and fact-based approach to secure ideas are prioritized and implemented 
  • Focused and persistent to secure the correct effective implementation of the initiatives you lead 
  • Holistic and positive mindset: you are able to see the big picture from Vestas product offerings towards customers and the ability to connect these to supplier offerings and how they can positively impact Vestas sales and cost out programs 
  • Strong analytical skills with a natural motivation for detailed analysis 
  • You are not afraid to challenge status quo!

 

What we offer
We offer you an exciting and very stimulating job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the renewable energy industry. You will have a unique opportunity to set your mark within an essential area in Vestas. You will be an integral part of an international team, where everyone wants to make a difference.

 

Additional information 

Job title: The title of this role is “Commodity Specialist” However for a more universal understanding of what it entails, it is posted as “Category Manager Global Procurement” 
Work location: Aarhus Denmark – with opportunities to travel globally to existing and new suppliers around the world.
Application date: 21st June 2024
Start date: ASAP or upon mutual agreement 
For additional questions please reach out to Bharathi N R  +45 52 21 6511


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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