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Vestas Factory

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DK, Aarhus N | Professional | Full-Time | ID: 4383
 

Do you want to learn from the best and be a part of an award-winning team? Do you seek empowerment to make a real difference? Will you thrive in a truly global environment, where you will get a broad interface and a lot of knowledge about how the whole company works? 


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 & Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Powertrain & Nacelles    
Vestas Global Procurement is overall responsible for all supply chain management activities within Vestas Wind System A/S, including leading cross functional category teams, negotiations, cost out initiatives, category strategy development and implementation, quality and delivery performance, supplier relationship management and supplier account management.


The category for which the purchaser is needed is the nacelle load and enclosure category. This area consists of multiple suppliers spread out over the globe, mainly in Asia and a 3-digit million EUR spend per year. 


The category is globally responsible for all commercial aspects of the welded metal items, casting and machined components, covers and enclosures, cooling and conditioning etc. utilised within the nacelle of the turbine.  


Responsibilities
You will lead key initiatives in Global Procurement focused on supply chain optimisation. Working closely with the Commodity Team and key stakeholders you will: 

  • Optimise the current supply base including the cost base
  • Become a dedicated part of the Commodity Team, working across different business units and time zones within Vestas
  • Function as Supplier Account Manager for the Supplier within your area of responsibility including find and lead selection, qualification, negotiation and contracting for the suppliers within the commodity
  • Analyse cost structures, spends and demands patterns, macro-economic effects and impacts on behalf of the entire team
  • Drive continuous improvement programs both internally and at the suppliers with special focus on cost saving initiatives, supplier optimisation and component standardisation
  • Ensure adherence to KPI's set by Global Procurement in regard to safety, quality, cost, delivery, innovation and sustainability
  • Drive best in class initiatives and thereby ensure we take the supply chain to the next level  

Qualifications

  • The right candidate can be a newly graduated with a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Finance/Accounting, Sales/Marketing, Engineering or hold minimum 5 years of work experience within Strategic Purchasing
  • Excellent communication skills including fluent in Danish and English (both orally and in writing) 
  • Advanced skills within PPT, Excel and Word are a must
  • SAP Experience is an advantage but not a requirement  

Competencies

The successful candidate has a drive 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 prioritised and implemented
  • Team player and persistent to secure the successful 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
  • Structured and fact-based approach
  • 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 foot prints 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
Your primary work location will be Aarhus, Denmark.


Travel to suppliers and key stakeholders expected to be approximately 30-40 days per year.


For additional information about the position please contact Anne Høj Schibsbye, Senior Director at +45 2531 0228.


About Vestas

 

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.

 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,600 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity.

 

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