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Vestas Factory

Manager Chartering (m/f/d) 
DE, Hamburg | Management | Full-Time 
| ID: 17932 



Are you looking for a new opportunity within a growing industry? Do you have broad experience in organising global volume flow from the factories and would you like to utilise your skills and leadership aspirations in an innovative environment to shape a more renewable future? Then have a look at this opportunity to join Vestas, the leader in wind energy! 

Global Procurement > Blades & Indirect > Transport 
Delivering sustainable energy solutions to the world is what we strive to do. As member of the transport team, every action that you take contributes to this aim.
Transport Procurement is organised around 3 work streams - one of them is Vessel & Ports. We are handling the volume flow of our global factories to the project site spread all over the world, and we are now looking for a manager (m/f/d) to head the chartering team.

You will be responsible for handling all transport activities within the work stream Vessel & Ports with a team of three people. Your tasks will include:

  • Ensuring that the global volume flow from the factories is running accordingly to all plans, needs and standards
  • Supervising and coaching the team, ensuring the right level of competencies to support the business
  • Negotiate and manage long term COAs (Contracts of Affreightment) with carrier/owner, responsibility for budget spent on bookings 
  • Cooperating with internal and external stakeholders, both global and regional
  • Anticipating and evaluating future transport needs, making sure that these can be fulfilled
  • Making sure that activities within the field align with long-term targets and match to perspectives 
  • Adhere to compliance standards as well as safety and quality standards of Vestas, and set example in the team



  • Favourably completed University Degree, either in engineering or logistics
  • Experience with management of chartering in the MPV (Multipurpose Vessel) environment, either with a carrier/ owners or a forwarder
  • Some experience with supervising others
  • Good knowledge of chartering business, and a broad network among stakeholders within the field of transport
  • Fluency in both English and German, both verbally and in writing
  • High-quality Excel skills as well as good Power Point skills



  • A committed and focused attitude with the ability to work with complex projects and decide and implement with no supervision needed
  • Good social and interpersonal skills and the ability to guide and inspire others 
  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills
  • A structured and pragmatic approach and the ability to create an effective plan and keep tight deadlines
  • Good organisational skills, a positive mindset and a can-do attitude


What we offer

We offer an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring project-oriented environment. We value initiative, responsibility, and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with efficient technical commitment and the will to carry out. You will use your skills to enable Vestas to solve one of the most important global tasks of our time - ensuring a more sustainable future.

Additional information

The position is located in Hamburg, DE. It covers 38 hours/week and includes 25% travelling.

Applications are handled on an ongoing basis, so please apply online as soon as possible and no later than September 16th, 2021. 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Franz Grote, Transport Sourcing Director via +4940467785460.

You can apply online by clicking on the “Apply Online” button at the top or bottom of this page.

About Vestas                                                                
Vestas is proud to be the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Vestas strives to be the most inclusive workplace in the sustainable energy industry and ensure equal opportunities for everyone regardless of the social identity. We are stronger as a company not despite our differences, but because of them, both professionally and personally. Beyond a diverse workforce, we want to ensure that all of our employees are included and actively contributing to Vestas’ success and innovation. Only then can we become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions and ensure sustainability in everything we do. 

At Vestas, we offer global opportunities for people with growth mindsets and the desire to make a shared and positive impact. We work in the true spirit of our corporate values: accountability, simplicity, collaboration, and passion. We expect everyone to live up to these in their day to day work – no matter what you do and where you are in the organisation.

Learn more about Vestas at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels