Cost Out Specialist

Requisition ID:  52348

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Administration, Facilities & Secretarial


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Power Solutions & Vestas Quality > Aerodynamic & Mechanical > PowerTrain Lifecycle Management
The Life-cycle Management (LCM) team is responsible for guaranteeing the entire life-cycle of our turbines by fulfilling all value chain operational requests on active or legacy products, complying with the Powertrain governance. The LCM team branches into 3 main pillars: Cost-out, Input Signal Management, and Design Maintenance, with Engineering Change Management as support to all branches. The Cost-out part of LCM is designed to lead Powertrain and Vestas to be more ambitious in our products and are a big part of the current focus of the team.


  • As a Cost-out specialist, you will be responsible for tracking all our cost-out initiatives, guaranteeing that we develop and maintain our pipeline and achieve Vestas and Powertrain's targets
  • Work closely with our cost managers to ensure that we have full control of our pipeline and our costs
  • Work closely with procurement, the other sub-modules, and any other necessary stakeholders to guarantee that all cost-out (commercial and technical) initiatives are being implemented
  • Create metrics that link the technical functionality (with the PTR technical team) to the direct product costs of all components of the Powertrain
  • With the created metrics defined and understood, encourage both the technical teams and the cost-management/sourcing teams to develop the cost-out pipeline
  • Work in collaboration with Vestas Should-Cost team to ensure that Powertrain is on the right track in terms of cost and lead any necessary actions to guarantee competitiveness
  • Support the cost-out team in building and maintaining our cost-out database framework as well as all data pulls are correct and proceed with necessary data analysis
  • Prepare all Cost-out convention material to present to executive management
  • Support the LCM cost-out team overall


  • Academic degree in business, finance, engineering, or equivalent
  • Overall experience of 10+ years, which includes 5+ years of experience in a similar position
  • In-depth understanding and experience working with procurement, finance, as well as design development projects (techno-commercial knowledge and comprehensive business knowledge required)
  • In-depth knowledge and experience on should-cost models (experience as a should-cost engineer can add value) as well as cost-out projects (techno-commercial knowledge and comprehensive business knowledge required)
  • Proven record of significant stakeholder management skills, including experience with communication to the senior management level


  • Result-oriented, data and facts-sensitive, strategic thinking but can also be creative and innovative
  • Self-driven to collaborate with several stakeholders
  • Collaborative, accountable, passionate, and motivated
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand the full value chain and how to maintain communication between all levels and stakeholders, in a multicultural environment
  • Good leadership skills capable of guiding others and influencing others to accomplish goals
  • Data analytic skills

What We Offer

An exciting journey to get to know the life cycle of the Powertrain Module and Wind Turbines. You will have the opportunity to work with a multi-cultural, global, and fun team - because what is work without a bit of fun? Powertrain and LCM teams offer a level of support and comradery that you will only experience in Vestas. Moreover, we strive to achieve our goals with high standards and quality, and to do so we have highly skilled and motivated colleagues who will guide you through your professional and personal path within the team and Vestas.
Additional Information
We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, as we will review applications on a rolling basis. To apply for this opportunity please submit your resume in English.

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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 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. 
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