Procurement Specialist

Requisition ID:  52107
Location(s): 

Seoul, Seoul-teukpyolsi, KR

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

Vestas Factory

Are you enthusiastic about the opportunity of working for the global leader in renewable energy? Are you a constructive team member and want to be a part of an award-winning team, where the values are high? We are currently recruiting for an experienced Lead Supplier Account Partner who is looking for an exciting career in an innovative work environment.

Vestas Global Procurement is responsible for all procurement activities within Vestas, including leading cross functional category teams, negotiations and contract management, development of end-2-end cost out initiatives, category strategy development and supplier relationship management.

 

Manufacturing and Global Procurement > COO APAC > Direct Material Towers APAC NEA 

 

This position is a rare opening - with extremely high attention from senior management. The role will become the overall responsible for the cooperation with some of our key strategic suppliers and a spend of +400m EUR in Towers.

 

This position will be part of the Towers & Steel category. This team, with members spread across all continents, is commercially responsible for Vestas global network of external tower manufacturing plants and the related procurement of all raw materials required for these.

 

Responsibilities

You will join a high-profiled position with a very high level of strategic exposure within Vestas. Your daily activities will be characterized by a very high tempo and requirement to engage in-, develop and prioritize between multiple different critical projects. Overall expected scope of work and deliverables include:

 

  • Overall responsible for the cooperation with some of Vestas' most strategic tower suppliers globally
  • Deliver added value through strategic supplier development and structured supplier account management, allowing you to identify new business opportunities and strengthen the partnership.
  • Align internally with both C-Level and Modules in relation to strategies and cooperation with suppliers, and steer the cross-functional team in charge of the interface and continuous performance evaluation of your assigned supplier accounts.
  • Follow the Supplier Engagement Playbook with increased focus on strategic activities in addition to operational tasks.
  • Lead contract and prices negotiations with your suppliers - for both current and future manufacturing footprints - in adherence to the corporate processes and standards, aiming at fulfilling all costs, delivery, quality, and sustainability targets to gain competitive advantages for Vestas.
  • Develop supplier development and monitor supplier performance with cross-functional team, including developing business case and monitor overall supplier performance on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
  • Define the framework and best practices to guide other supplier account partners in the Tower Teams worldwide. By showcasing how to master Supplier Relationship Management, you will take an important part of the organizational development and long-term vision of the Towers team.
  • Lead Supplier Account Plan development and deliver global Business Review Meetings with global and regional teams.
  • Ensure developing the manufacturing footprint strategy for Vestas' towers including business case evaluation and strategy development and ensure effective implementation of this strategy with your assigned suppliers and key internal stakeholders.
  • Build a key network within Vestas - including close engagement in the Towers module team with colleagues from Technology, Planning, Finance and Quality - enabling you to influence, collaborate and partner with business leaders to deliver results for Vestas.
  • Actively engage in the global Towers & Steel team, building for growth with your colleagues across the globe.

 

Qualifications

As a Supplier Account Partner, you are expected to show the great example and challenge the organization in our ways of working. The right candidate for this role will:

 

  • have minimum 6 years of experience within Strategic Purchasing combined with a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Sales/Marketing, Engineering, or alike.
  • be an expert in Supplier Relationship Management, with experience with developing account management for suppliers with very high spends (>100 million USD).
  • demonstrate world class stakeholder management skills, with the experience to engage with internal and external stakeholders from all levels of seniority.
  • display good written, verbal and listening skills, to communicate - negotiate - influence effectively.
  • be fluent in English, both verbal and written. In addition, fluency in Korean is beneficial.
  • hold advanced skills within PPT and Excel.
  • have experience working across different cultures and regions. Also, experience within an industrial environment is beneficial.

 

Competencies

The qualified candidate has a desire and motivation which is second to none. You are a passionate leader who's dedication shines through and affects others. You are open-minded and have a natural curiosity. Furthermore, we are looking for a profile who has/is:

  • Advanced negotiation skills - capable of gathering and evaluating organizational inputs and translate into a clear negotiation position and arguments.
  • Good communication skills, to keep different stakeholders on the same page and to facilitate internal alignment.
  • Good use of MS office, especially PowerPoint and Excel to illustrate and report out complex matters.
  • Great leader and influencer with the ability to bring people together, and to communicate efficiently with internal and external stakeholders from all seniority levels.
  • Team-oeriented with an open approach to encourage stakeholder inputs, combined with structured and fact-based methods to secure value-adding ideas are prioritized and efficiently implemented.
  • 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.
  • Results-oriented profile with the capability to perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good work ethic, with a process oriented mindset and an inner desire to continuously improve.

 

 

What We Offer

We offer you an exciting and exciting job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the global company in the renewable energy industry. You will be provided with a unique opportunity to set your footprints within an essential area in Vestas. You will be an integral part of an international team, with a 'can-do' attitude and who are keen to make a difference.

 

Additional Benefit

  • Flexible benefits plan
  • Medical insurance / Hospitalization / Life insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • International business travel insurance
  • Additional annual leave to statutory (20 business days)
  • Maternity leave
  • Pregnancy treatment leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Paid sick/ medical leave
  • Half day off (a half-day off in the afternoon on the eves of mid-autumn festival, new year
  • And lunar new year)
  • Annual medical examination
  • Send flower to employees in case of employee’s wedding or funeral
  • Long service award
  • Diverse and open work environment
  • Highly value career development of employees, support internal transfer and promotion

 

Additional Information

We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before the 30th of Jun. 2024.


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DEIB Statement
At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, "Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry". Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.

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. 
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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