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Requisition ID:  26653
Location(s): 

Aarhus N, Region Midtjylland, DK

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Function: 

Vestas Factory

Are you enthusiastic about the opportunity of working for the global leader in renewable energy? We are currently looking for a skilled purchaser to join a diverse team where we will provide you with a unique opportunity to set your footprints within essential areas in Vestas.


Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Blades Structural Materials

 

The Blades, Procurement Department is part of the overall Vestas Global Procurement Organization. Blades procurement is responsible for the management and development of the Global supplier base within the Blades product area. The Department is split into 3 commodities with different system and materials responsibility, where Blades Structural Materials are one of 2 material areas, covering Carbon, Core Materials and Chemicals.

 
The Blades procurement team consists of 26 people working in a matrix organization where we have colleagues in India, China, Portugal, Denmark, Brazil, Mexico, and USA. The procurement work within Vestas is managed through cross functional teams in the context of Module and Category Management.


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

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for regional support for Europe and US to global sourcing responsible related to the areas of Carbon, Core Materials and Chemicals
  • Supplier Account Manager (SAM) responsibility for defined suppliers in the EU and AME - establish and promote partnerships with selected suppliers
  • Support, defining and implementing the commodity strategies within Carbon, Core and Chemicals
  • Conduct supplier negotiations and contract implementation
  • Responsible for selection, qualification, negotiation and contracting plus implementing projects with new, as well as existing suppliers in collaboration with the global responsible SR
  • Implementation of New Product Introduction within Core, Chemicals and Carbon, in collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders such as VPS (R&D), Logistics, Supplier Quality, etc

 

Qualifications
The right candidate can be a newly graduate with a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Engineering or hold a solid work experience within Procurement.

  • Professional communication skills including fluent English skills are required (both orally and in writing)
  • Advanced skills within PPT, Excel & Word is needed
  • We prefer SAP Experience, but it is not a requirement

 

Competencies
The ideal candidate possesses an aspiration which is second to none and a natural curiosity. Furthermore, we are looking for a profile who has/is:

  • Desire and ability to direct projects, suppliers, and stakeholders
  • A structured and fact-based approach to secure that ideas are prioritized and implemented
  • A team-oriented person, that is committed to secure the effective implementation of the initiatives you promote
  • 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 see how they can positively impact Vestas’s sales and cost out programs
  • Ability to thrive in a progressive and at times, unpredictable environment
  • Solid methodical skills with a natural motivation for detailed analysis
  • You have a desire and wish to improve and change status quo!

 

What we offer
We offer you an exciting and challenging job with great opportunities for professional and personal development within the global leader in the renewable energy sector. We will provide you with a unique opportunity to set your footprints within essential areas in Vestas. You will be an integral part of a highly professional, international team with a 'can-do' attitude who are keen to make a difference.

 

Additional information
Location: Aarhus, DK
Approximately 20 travel days will be required per year
 For additional information, please contact Morten Wegener, Senior Purchasing Manager +45 4161 4233.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, however, please note 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 25 August 2022.


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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 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. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.