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Senior Purchaser

Requisition ID:  24851

Aarhus N, Region Midtjylland, DK

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory

Are you enthusiastic about direct purchasing in a global organizational environment? Do you have solid experience in stakeholder management, business negotiations, and directing a cross-functional procurement team? Are you a solution-oriented professional thriving for excellence in purchasing? If yes, then we have a great opportunity for you of Senior Purchaser within Global Procurement of Vestas!


Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Prepreg, Fabric & RSC

The Blades, Procurement Department is part of the overall Vestas Global Procurement organization and is responsible for Vestas Global supplier base.

The Department is split into various commodities and this function is responsible for the Root Structural Components area globally. The Blades team is based on 25 people located in Denmark, China, India, Portugal, Germany, Brazil, and the USA.

We are responsible for developing the supply base short, medium & long term with a view to always being able to satisfy requirements (KPIs) re. safety, quality, delivery, and cost and thereby contribute actively to improve the effectiveness of the Group. Guiding and directing improvement to Total Cost of Ownership is imperative.



As a Senior Purchaser, you will be developing and implementing the strategy within the Root Structural Components area. In addition, you will also be directing the cross-functional procurement team and the negotiations with our key suppliers. Being in Global Procurement you will play a central role in working with various internal stakeholders from Manufacturing, R&D, Quality, Supply Chain, etc.

  • Responsible for KPI fulfillment on own supplier portfolio with a triple-digit million EUR spend
  • Work with internal stakeholders to select the right suppliers/partners to co-develop the new product concept incorporates with the commodity & supplier strategy
  • Work with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the effective execution of the new product concept including industrialization & to implement for serial production at both internal and external blade factories
  • Direct and participate in Commodity Management Team(s), including participating in Strategy development
  • Direct negotiations/develop negotiation strategies
  • Support project managers to ensure production fulfillment at suppliers



We expect that you hold an M.Sc. in Engineering, M.Sc. in Economics & Business Administration, or a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or other relevant education. In addition to that, we expect that:

  • You have a minimum of 10 years of strategic purchase experience. (Prefer background with the international company)
  • You are a skilled communicator, who is experienced in negotiating contracts on a high professional level in an industrial company.
  • You have solid skills in stakeholder management
  • You communicate in English on a proficient level.
  • Good Danish language skills are highly advantageous
  • You are an experienced IT user (Microsoft Office)



In addition to your professional background and skills we attach importance to the following personal skills:

  • You are action-oriented and motivated by participating in setting the agenda
  • You are result-oriented, motivated, and good at navigating in a varied and complex working environment
  • You are a team member with great collaboration skills (you will have a very broad interface - both internally and externally - and will work closely with people from all over the organization and on all organizational levels)
  • You are motivated and focused - and you seek out new tasks and opportunities on your own initiative and are ready to take the lead and make a special effort
  • You are structured and systematic - you are skilled at making plans, prioritizing, and following up with a focus on quality
  • You are change-oriented and used to adapt according to the development in the company and in the department


What we offer

We offer you an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development within one of the global companies in sustainable energy. Furthermore, you will join one of the best Procurement organizations in the world offering opportunities both on a personal and professional level. You will be provided with an exciting opportunity to set your own footprint within an essential area in Vestas. You will be an integral part of an international team characterized by collaboration, a 'can-do' attitude, and having fun. We all support each other and aim to make a difference.


Additional information

The position is located by default at the main headquarters of Vestas in Denmark, Aarhus N, Hedeager 42. We also consider the possibility of hiring a qualified candidate in Porto, Portugal, which would require occasional traveling to our main headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark.


There is business traveling anticipated in this role (approximately 50 days a year).


If the above matches your field of interest and your qualifications, please no later than the 29th of July 2022.


We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before (the 4-week date).


For further information please contact the hiring manager - Michelle Song Eriksen (Purchasing Manager - Prepreg, Fabric & RSC; +45 52261372).

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 145 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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