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Vestas Factory

 

Head of Transport MENA (Riyadh) 
SA, Riyadh | Management | Full-Time 
| ID: 16200 

At Vestas we strive every day to deliver with our partners ideal cost-effective wind technologies, products, and services for our Customer. Our mission reconfirms our committed aspiration of meeting customer expectations and our commitment to providing high-quality solutions throughout the entire value-chain.

 

The role as Head of Transport MENA will be positioned within the Transport & Customs area and will be responsible for the Transport planning, budgeting and execution activities within Middle East and Northern African countries. Roughly 4 highly skilled and motivated colleagues from several locations (Saudi, Egypt and Morocco) will be reporting to the Head of Transport MENA.

 

Transport and Customs resides in the Sales organization and is overall responsible for executions of all transport & customs related operations using our already proven processes and systems or participating in developing new. Transport & Customs has the full responsibility in the region for the transportation of all required oversize, heavy-lift, general cargo transportations and vessel transport. This scope of tasks includes Planning, Execution and Controlling.

 

The responsibility is the full coordination of deliveries together with factories, constructions, nominated transport companies, our strategical logistics partner DSV, authorities, and other relevant stakeholders.

 

Responsibilities

Head of Transport have the overall responsibility to secure a safe and well-functioning transport operations ensuring safe deliveries to manufacturing, Construction and Service within the Region.

 

We strive to fulfill the business need with the possible lowest cost, whilst to ensure that we are conducting our business in a safe and compliant way ensuring we live up to internal and external rules and regulation.

 

The key responsibility includes:

- Ensure safe, costly, and timely deliveries to Construction site and Service locations

- Supervise, support and develop the team.

- Control and mitigate logistics risks

- Participate in developing concepts and processes across regions to enable reduce overall operating costs

- Investigate and support problem-solving of safety, delivery, and transport quality issues

- Ensure cost controlling and deviation explanations for all transport related costs.

- Ensure Vestas processes and standards are implemented and followed

- Coordinate with stakeholders including authorities, suppliers, and internal stakeholders to ensure best possible results for Vestas

- Support due diligence for entry into new markets and with new processes.

- Identify and address potential savings within the supply chain.

- Transport capacity monitoring as well as reporting of transport risks

- Prepare Scope of Supply for transport sourcing within the region

 

Qualifications

- The position requires at least 7 years of experience in industry companies (Construction, Energy, Electrical areas) working with Transport and Customs related issues in MENA countries; or minimum 7 years of experience in a project forwarding company within the region, whereas experience on oversize goods transportation is an significant asset.

- Thorough operational and management skills with at least 5 years of experience supervising teams

- Proven knowledge of project transport and forwarding and/or Project Management leading experience where logistics were critical path of the project.

 

Competences

- Great spoken and written skills in both Arabic and English
- Ability to maneuver and communicate among authorities and within Internal stakeholders

- Effective verbal and written communication skills required

- Strategic and long-term planning skills and ability to maneuver among various stakeholders

- Solid methodical skills - ability to identify details and to draw and communicate conclusions

- Knowledge of project management and process improvement methods

- Leadership Experiences from similar function in international environment

 

What we offer?

Strong influence on the operational model for the MENA region in a vibrant and growing market across borders.


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.