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Vestas Factory

Technical Bid Specialist 
SE, Malmo | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 10080 

Technical Bid Specialist – Malmö (SE) / Aarhus (DK) /Arnhem (NL) / Hamburg (DE)

 

Would you like to make the world more sustainable? Are you a motivated engineer who is passionate about the technical part of large-scale project tenders? Can you define the commercial value of technical solutions? Does it motivate you to collaborate closely with the Sales department and our customers? Then join Vestas and work with some of the most interesting and complex projects across the world! This role offers such an unparalleled insight into areas of the business with so many new opportunities - so what are you waiting for? 

 

Department
Product Management >Technical Sales Management NCE >Tech Sales & Siting Solutions N,W&SEA

The technical sales management department is the regional arm of our global product management organisation, which links our sales business unit and our customer needs towards the central power solutions team, responsible for the global product development in Vestas. The Technical Bid Specialist role within technical sales management is a highly diversified role that requires solid technical skills as well as a solid commercial mindset. You will work with our commercial Sales group, our customers as well as central engineering functions which requires significant communication and interfacing skills to promote regional growth in NCE by ensuring the best possible technical solution for our customers. 

 

Responsibilities
Your main responsibilities as a Technical Bid Specialist will be to ensure timely responses to customer enquiries, prepare clarifications and deviations to tenders, lead the technical value optimization of wind farms and guide the technical negotiations together with the sales manager and customers. In addition, you will be part of shaping Vestas future product portfolio by defining market requirement and regional customer needs.

  • Effectively supervise the technical value engineering of customer projects and direct technical negotiations as an active member of the Sales team
  • Ensure timely responses to customer enquiries, prepare clarifications and deviations to tenders, as well as technical annexes and contract schedules 
  • You are expected to take the full responsibility for the technical solution and value optimization during the sales phase
  • After an intensive induction, you will be assigned to Vestas' sales activities mainly in the Nordic markets and in further consequence, to other markets within the region such as UK, Ireland, Benelux and South Africa.
  • You will need to network to build relationships with the key technical people in your customers' organisation, promoting their requirements inside Vestas and ensuring they prefer to use Vestas
  • Be the link between the local sales organisation and VPS (Vestas Power Solutions) for general technical matters and with Product Management in R&D
  • Understanding of the market, customer business cases and sales' perspective in general; track of the local rules and legislation and participate in working groups where required to define the right set of market requirements

 

Qualifications

  • Engineering background (Electrical, Mechanical, Renewable Energies or related) combined with commercial insight/interest or commercial background with solid interest in understanding of technical aspects 
  • Experience in directing technical negotiations, ideally of heavy machinery, power plant equipment or similar 
  • Work experience of minimum 3 years
  • Previous experience in wind energy, product management, technical sales or industrial plant environment would be beneficial
  • Fluent in business English required; Swedish/Danish both spoken and written would be preferred. Fluency in another Scandinavian or Dutch language would be an advantage
  • Ability to direct and coordinate a team of engineers 
  • Holistic understanding of the commercial and legal aspects of technical solutions

 

Competencies

  • Solid communication skills and prior experience interacting with different stakeholders 
  • The ability to be flexible, organised and collaborative with proven experience working in dynamic and intensive environments
  • The ability to be innovative and creative with a mindset towards results 
  • Creative solution identification and a high degree of motivation to satisfy customer needs 
  • Travel availability across the region

 

What we offer 
As a Technical Bid Specialist at Vestas, you will be in the heart of the action of the wind industry. Despite being the largest presence in the industry; Vestas is still very flexible and agile, giving you the freedom to act creatively in an international environment and highly diverse team. 
People with experience working in Technical Sales Management are highly valued across multiple functions in Vestas. The role of Technical Bid Specialist is an excellent start to an interesting career in Vestas.

 

Additional information
Primary preferred work location will be Malmö, Sweden; Aarhus, Denmark; Arnhem, Netherlands or Hamburg, Germany. Alternative working location set up upon discussion with hiring manger. This position requires approximately 25% time for travel.
For additional information on the position, please contact Martin Whittle Talent Acquisition Partner on +44(0)7515325141. 

If the above matches your field of interest and your qualifications, please apply online as soon as possible.
You can apply online by clicking on the “Apply Online” button at the top or bottom of this page.


About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 113 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 96 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 25.000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.