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Vestas Factory

Purchasing Manager 
TW, Taipei, R.O.C | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 14776 

Do you want to be part of the Global Procurement team in Vestas and work closely with suppliers in the most creative and innovative company in the renewable energy sector globally? Can you direct key initiatives, promote negotiation processes and supervise strategic supplier relationships? Then you might be our new Purchasing Manager within the Global Offshore Procurement Team?

 

Global Procurement> Blades & Indirect> Offshore

Vestas Global Procurement is overall responsible for all supply chain management activities within Vestas Wind System A/S, including Established Cross-Functional Category Teams, negotiations, cost out initiatives, Category Strategy Development and Implementation, quality and delivery performance, supplier relationship management, and Supplier Account Management.

 

The Purchasing Manager is needed to strengthen our Team in the Asia Pacific developing an offshore supplier base.

 

The Offshore Procurement Team is globally responsible for all procurement activities supporting the offshore business.

 

Responsibilities

  • You will direct key initiatives in Global Procurement, focused on Value add, Supplier Relationship Management, Innovation, and supply chain optimization. By working closely with the Category Team and key stakeholders you will:
  • Supervise your supply base so to support Vestas' overall strategy.
  • Develop Strategies for the Category, ensuring Strategic focus, best-in-class supplier performance, technology innovation screening, ensuring innovative advantages, long-term strategic planning, and target setting.
  • Develop and optimize the supply base including the cost base.
  • Become an established part of the Category Team, working across different business units within Vestas and providing input to and implementation of the category strategies
  • Promote continuous improvement programs both internally and at the suppliers with a special focus on cost-saving initiatives, Value Chain optimization, supplier optimization, Solid Quality, Zero injury safety record, and best in class commercial terms.
  • Ensure adherence to KPIs set by Global Procurement in regards to safety, quality, cost, delivery, innovation, and sustainability.
  • Supervise Supplier selection, qualification, negotiation, and contracting.

 

Qualifications

  • The right candidate has 5+ Years of Negotiations experience combined with a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Finance/Accounting, Sales/Marketing or Engineering
  • Great communication skills including fluent English skills (both orally and in writing)
  • Basic level of Japanese skills both written and spoken
  • Intermediate skills within PPT, Excel & Word is necessary

 

Competencies

  • The suitable candidate has a mindset and motivation that is second to none. You are an enthusiastic leader whose dedication shines through and affects others.
  • You are open-minded and have a natural curiosity.
  • Furthermore, we are looking for a profile that has an open approach to encourage stakeholder inputs and a structured and fact-based approach to secure ideas are prioritized and implemented.
  • Team-oriented person and motivated to secure the effective implementation of the initiatives you direct.
  • Holistic and positive mindset: you are able to see the big picture from Vestas offerings towards customers and the ability to connect these to supplier offerings and how they can positively impact Vestas sales and cost out programs.
  • Skilled methodical, structured and fact-based
  • A skilled leader and influencer with the ability to bring people together across functions.
  • You are not afraid to test the status quo!

 

What We Offer

We offer you an exciting and complex job with great opportunities for professional and personal development within the most established company in wind energy. You will be provided with an innovative 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.

 

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 15th May of 2021.


About Vestas

Vestas is proud to be the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

 

Vestas strives to be the most inclusive workplace in the sustainable energy industry and ensure equal opportunities for everyone regardless of the social identity. We are stronger as a company not despite our differences, but because of them, both professionally and personally. Beyond a diverse workforce, we want to ensure that all of our employees are included and actively contributing to Vestas’ success and innovation. Only then can we become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions and ensure sustainability in everything we do.

 

At Vestas, we offer global opportunities for people with growth mindsets and the desire to make a shared and positive impact. We work in the true spirit of our corporate values: accountability, simplicity, collaboration, and passion. We expect everyone to live up to these in their day to day work – no matter what you do and where you are in the organisation.

 

Learn more about Vestas at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels.