Transportation Logistics Project Manager

Requisition ID:  49657

Portland, OR, US

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

 Vestas Factory

 Professional | Full-Time | Supply Chain and Logistics

Job Title: Transportaion Logistics Project Manager

Location(s); Portland Or

General Purpose:

The Transport Professional drives and supports the scheduling and coordination of wind turbine main components from factory to project site in the US and Canada. Scope includes but is not limited to, working with Vestas personnel and external vendors, to ensure that products and materials are shipped in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Job Description:

Support and coordinate the transportation of WTG from factory to US and Canadian site. The role provides value by delivering turbines in accordance with the contractual delivery schedule allowing TOR and cash milestones to be met and providing a condition for benefit, "Transportation Standards".


  • Coordinate and monitor the timely delivery of main components and fixtures to/from Vestas sites. Communicates with customers and internal/external stakeholders regarding delivery changes pertinent to the shipping/receiving locations
  • Coordination of vessel port handling operations at origin and destination as needed
  • Coordination of railhead handling operations at destination as needed
  • Stay current with DOT regulations, international shipping requirements, and to act as a liaison with customs and trade team
  • Create necessary PR’s in SAP and follow PO creation to ensure timely execution
  • Freight audit and payment of vendor/carrier invoices and monitor the timely payment of vendor/carrier
  • Ensure transport quality. Troubleshoot and support problem-solving of delivery and transport quality issues; File claims against carriers, when applicable, and drive claim resolution
  • P&L responsibility; work with carriers to get best rates and services per assigned project
  • Provide transport quotes upon request
  • Follow and ensure following of Vestas transport processes and standards
  • Know and understand Vestas non-conforming (NCR) process; provide backup coverage for department NCR functions
  • Know and understand transportation SAP processes; provide backup coverage for SAP transportation functions

Essential Functions:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Teams, SAP and additional software programs
  • Financial understanding
  • Ability to communicate orally and written in English
  • Ability to work flexible hours and with variety of cultures (coordinating with various time zones)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Regular and reliable attendance

Education, Training, and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, International Business, Supply Chain Management preferred or equivalent experience
  • 5 or more years of experience in transportation
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Office Suite, SAP desired.
  • Knowledge of TMS systems (ITM) desired
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of truck and container movements required
  • Knowledge of international cargo moves, both intermodal, vessel, and trucking
  • Experience with loading and unloading activities at US ports.
  • Ability to self-manage as well as coordinate efforts of cross-functional teamS
  • Ability to travel up to 25%





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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims 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, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings. 

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