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Senior Purchaser, Blades Materials

Requisition ID:  32736
Location(s): 

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

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

 Vestas Factory

Professional | Full-Time | Supply Chain and Logistics 

Would you like to grow your talent and career in one of the most dynamic and innovative companies in the renewal energy sector globally?

 

Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Blades Structural Materials

The Blades, Procurement Department is part of the overall Vestas Global Procurement Organisation. 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 responsibilities, 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 colleagues are located in India, China, Portugal, Denmark, Brazil, Mexico, and the 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. All are targeted at optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership and thereby maximizing our value contribution to Vestas.

 

Responsibilities

  • Global responsibility for the Core Materials commodity in Vestas
  • Supervise, develop and implement the global sourcing strategy for the Core Materials commodity, in close collaboration with the regional sourcing responsible(s)
  • Coordinate and promote the cross-functional commodity team meetings and performance
  • Supplier Account Manager (SAM) responsibility for defined suppliers in the EU and AME - establish and improve partnerships with selected suppliers
  • 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 regional SR's
  • Implementation of New Product Introduction within Core Materials in collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders such as VPS (R&D), Logistics, Supplier Quality, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • The candidate holds a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or Engineering and holds a minimum of 5 years of work experience within Procurement
  • Knowledge and experience related to cross-functional collaboration (Category Management) are necessary
  • Solid communication skills including fluent English skills are required (both orally and in writing)
  • Knowledge related to the Core Materials industry / composite industry and products is a clear preference
  • Advanced skills in PPT, Excel & Word are necessary
  • Solid SAP experience, but not a requirement

 

Competencies

The suitable candidate possesses a natural mindset and curiosity.

Furthermore, the right person has:

  • Desire and ability to supervise (projects, suppliers, stakeholders)
  • A structured and fact-based approach to secure that the strategy and initiatives are prioritized and implemented
  • A mindset as a team member, with the ability to guide the team and secure joint team decisions and an open, constructive team dialogue
  • A 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 how they can positively impact Vestas sales and cost-out programs
  • Ability to work in an innovative and at times, unpredictable environment
  • Solid analytical skills with a natural ability to determine the core of the problem to be solved
  • A desire and wish to improve and change the status quo!
  • A solution-oriented mindset - as the key goal is to determine the solution, not the problem

 

What we offer

We offer you an exciting and challenging job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the global leader in the renewable energy sector. The position offers a unique opportunity to lead and for you to put your mark on an essential area 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.

Through global responsibility then the position offers a natural stepping stone for further career development within Vestas.

 

Additional information

We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. To apply for this opportunity please submit your resume in English.

 

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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