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Purchasing Manager

Requisition ID:  27522

Aarhus N, Region Midtjylland, DK

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory

Can you motivate and create engagement in the people around you? Are you experienced in guiding projects and used to work in a global environment?  If you have solid communications skills and can create good collaboration with stakeholders all over the world, then we have the opportunity for you!


Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Indirect Procurement


Vestas Global Procurement is overall responsible for all supply chain management activities within Vestas Wind System A/S, including Innovating Cross-Functional Commodity Teams, negotiations, cost out initiatives, Category Strategy Development and Implementation, quality and delivery performance, supplier relationship management and Supplier Account Management. The commodity for which the Purchasing Manager is needed is the Offshore Vessel Commodity.


You will direct key initiatives in Global Procurement, focused on value add, supplier relationship management, and innovation and supply chain optimization. By working closely with the Commodity Team and key stakeholders you will:

  • Guide your supply base to support Vestas' overall strategy
  • Develop Strategies for the Commodity, ensuring strategic focus, best in class supplier performance, technology innovation screening, ensuring innovative advantages, long term strategic planning and target setting
  • Optimize the current supply base including the cost base
  • Become an established part of the Commodity Team, working across different business units within Vestas and providing input to and implementation of the commodity strategies
  • Guide continuous improvement programs both internally, and at the suppliers with a special focus on cost-saving initiatives, value chain optimization, supplier optimization, solid quality, zero injury safety record and best in class commercial terms
  • Ensure adherence to KPIs set by Global Procurement regarding safety, quality, cost, delivery, innovation and sustainability
  • Together with the Commodity Team, guide Supplier selection, qualification, negotiation and contracting



  • The right candidate has 5+ Years of Negotiations experience combined with a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Finance/Accounting, Sales/Marketing or Engineering
  • Solid communication skills including fluent English skills (both orally and in writing)
  • Advanced skills within PPT, Excel & Word are needed



  • The preferred candidate has previous experience in sourcing Offshore Installation Vessels, W2W Vessels and CTV's
  • The suitable candidate has an aspiration and motivation which is second to none. You are a passionate leader whose enthusiasm shines through and affects others
  • You are open-minded and have a natural curiosity
  • Furthermore, we are looking for a profile that has an open approach to encourage stakeholder inputs and a structured and fact-based approach to secure ideas are prioritised and implemented
  • Team player and committed to secure the effective implementation of the initiatives you coordinate
  • Holistic and positive mindset: you are able to see the big picture from Vestas 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, structured and fact-based
  • Strong leader and influencer with the ability to bring people together across functions. You are not afraid to question the status quo


What We Offer
We offer you an exciting and complex job with great opportunities for professional and personal development within a global company in wind energy. You will be provided with an interesting opportunity to set your footprint within an essential area in Vestas. You will be an integral part of an international team, with a 'can-do' attitude and who is keen to make a difference.
Additional Information
Your primary work location will be Aarhus, Denmark. Travel to suppliers and key stakeholders is expected to be approximately 30 days per year.

Application date: 16th July 2022. We reserve the right to take down the job ad before this date if the right candidate is identified before.

Start Date: Aug 1 2022 or otherwise agreed upon.

For additional information about the position please contact Lars Nørregaard Olsen, Director, Offshore Indirect Procurement at +45 40383384

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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. 
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