Commodity Specialist

Requisition ID:  50630
Location(s): 

Aarhus N, Region Central Jutland, DK

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

Vestas Factory

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Would you like influence the future environment in the industry of wind energy? Then we've got the opportunity for you!

 

Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Generator and MBA  

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.
As Commodity Specialist for Main Bearings, you will be globally responsible for procurement activities within the area as well as a supplier account manager for key suppliers. You will play a crucial role in enabling us to deliver reliable, cost-efficient, and sustainable solutions to our customers. Furthermore, you will be part of a global team which consist of colleagues in Denmark, China, Portugal and India.
The position is in the Powertrain team. This area is mainly characterized by relatively few large suppliers spread out over the globe with a significant 3-digit million EUR spend per year.
 

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, manage and prioritize between multiple different projects. Overall expected deliverables include:

  • Lead the commodity team and commodity strategy 
  • Supplier account manager in the cooperation with our main bearing suppliers, including defining supplier account plans in collaboration with suppliers
  • Develop and strengthen our partnerships to continuously increase value through the improved collaboration, foot print, 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 drive cost down with focus on what is best for Vestas. And as a result, secure world class contract management

 

Qualifications
As a Commodity Specialist, you are expected to show a great example and challenge the organization in our ways of working. Furthermore, below qualifications are expected:

  • The right candidate has a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Sales/Marketing, Engineering, or alike
  • Solid work experience within Strategic Purchasing, 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. Furthermore, we are looking for a profile who has/is:

  • 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 challenging job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the leading company in the renewable energy industry. You will be provided with a unique opportunity to set your footprints within an essential area in Vestas. You will be an integral part of an international team, with a 'can-do' attitude and who are keen to make a difference.

 

Additional Information 
Work Location: Aarhus Denmark 
Application Date: 18 July 2024. We reserve the right to remove this posting if the right candidate is identified before the date mentioned previously. 
Start Date: ASAP or upon mutual agreement 
For additional questions please reach out to Jonas Laugesen, Manager, Generator and MBA at +4552261024


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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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