Vessel Specialist

Requisition ID:  51811

Aarhus N, Region Central Jutland, DK

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

Vestas Factory

Are you a Shipping Specialist? Do you want to be a part of a department with major impact on the Vestas business, by executing our MPV vessels at right quality, cost and time? And further have the capabilities and drive to develop current processes to the better then , this could be the opportunity for you.


Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Supply Chain and Transport > Global Outbound Operation
The Vessel Specialist will be positioned in the Global Vessel Department. The department has the responsibility to get oversized- and heavy-lift components in time and on budget onto our new construction sites. The vessel Specialist will be in charge of trucking to port operations of main components, vessel operations Globally and development tasks/projects.


  • Plan, handle, and monitor trucking from Production Business Units to ports as well as Plan, handle, and monitor vessel operations out of - into the region and prepare scope of supply for transport sourcing (vessels)
  • Be responsible for all aspects of post fixture of chartered vessels and ensure proper execution of the charter party/ Handle claims related to the fulfilment of the contract or the operation of the vessel
  • Extensive knowledge/experience handling and settling Lay time calculations 
  • Evaluate the supplier and transportation quality/ Monitor and report transport risks
  • Ensure products and materials are received, shipped and stored in a timely and cost-effective manner / Ensure execution of component transportation adhering to transport budget
  • Ensure timely reporting, feedback and communication to relevant stakeholders and coordinate with them in case of delays or damages and provide project budgets regarding shipments
  • Develop POL/POD risk assessment to ensure budgets are aligned with Operational risks and develop SOP's for POL/POD operations


  • Education within the shipping area: forwarding merchant, shipping agent, shipping broker, or similar
  • Extensive practical knowledge of the various charter parties used in the chartering of vessels including their structure, negotiation, modification, interpretation and application
  • Several years of experience working with global shipping - handling/ transaction, chartering processes, preferably within the Wind Industry
  • Knowledge of the Maritime Business, with a minimum of 5 years of experience inside a main presence of shipping industry, especially execution/post fixture of charters on voyage basis
  • People leadership experience is an advantage but not required


  • Extensive experience with oversized materials/ components and commercial knowledge within the industry require
  • High verbal and written communication skills in English is require and strategic skills and ability to manoeuvre among various stakeholder
  • Proactive mindset being able to identify details and to draw and communicate conclusion
  • Action and result-oriented person with developed team work skills
  • Ability to put structure into things in a hectic environment on a day2day basis
  • Ability to pinpoint areas of improvement and create and implement solutions bringing value within and outside department
  • Strong stakeholder Management skills


What we offer
This position offers great opportunities for cross functional and personal development by working with transport in a large global organization having highly specialized and professional colleagues.


Additional information 
Work Location: Aarhus Denmark 
Application Date: 26th June 2024. We reserve the right to take down this posting if we identify the right candidate before the date mentioned previously
Start Date: ASAP or upon mutual agreement 
For additional questions please reach out to Anders Møhlenberg, Head of Global Outbound Operations at +4541639304

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DEIB Statement
At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, "Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry". Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.

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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