Purchasing Manager-170003AN

Vestas Wind System A/S

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Purchasing Manager-170003AN


Do you want to be part of the Global Procurement team in Vestas and work closely with suppliers in the most dynamic and innovative company in the renewable energy sector globally?

Can you lead key initiatives, drive negotiation processes and manage supplier relationships? Then you are probably our new Purchasing Manager for the Powertrain, Bearings team!

Manufacturing & Global Procurement > PRT & NAC > Powertrain
Vestas Global Procurement is overall responsible for all supply chain management activities within Vestas Wind System A/S, including leading cross functional category teams, negotiations, cost out initiatives, category strategy development and implementation, quality and delivery performance, supplier relationship management and Supplier Account Management.

Specifically, the position is related to managing the bearings category and functionally leading the related team. This category covers all bearings in the wind turbine, including main bearings, blade bearings and generator bearings, currently supplied by a diverse supplier portfolio with a 3 digit million EUR spend per year. The bearings area is an integrated part of the overall Powertrain area, which is a vital part of the overall wind turbine.

You will lead key initiatives in Global Procurement, focused on value add, supplier relationship management, innovation and supply chain optimisation. Working closely with the category team and key stakeholders you will:

lead your supply base to support Vestas' overall strategy
develop strategies for the category, ensuring strategic focus, best in class solutions, competitive advantages, long term planning and target setting.
become a leading part of the category team, working across different business units within Vestas and providing input to and implementation of the category strategies.
become a key stakeholder in Vestas' product development roadmap by front lining activities related to new product introduction, joint innovation and technology projects towards relevant Bearing suppliers.
drive continuous improvement programs both internally and at the suppliers with special focus on cost saving initiatives, value chain optimisation, supplier optimisation, component standardisation, excellent quality, zero injury safety record and best in class commercial terms.
ensure adherence to KPI’s set by Global Procurement in regards to safety, quality, cost, delivery, innovation and sustainability.
lead aftermarket value add initiatives and drive best in class optimisation initiatives.
lead supplier selection, qualification, negotiation and contracting within the category.
identify and implement new suppliers across the globe.

The right candidate has

5+ years' negotiating experience combined with a degree in either supply chain management, finance/accounting, sales/marketing or engineering
Excellent communication skills including fluent English skills (both orally and in writing)
Advanced skills within Power Point, Excel & Word is a must

The successful candidate has a drive and motivation which is second to none. You are a passionate leader whose dedication shines through and affects others. You are open-minded and have a natural curiosity.
In addition, you:

have an open approach to encourage stakeholder input, and a structured and fact-based approach to ensure that ideas are prioritised and implemented.
are a persistent team-player ensuring successful implementation of the initiatives you lead.
can see the big picture with your holistic can-do mind-set: from Vestas product offerings to customers, connecting these to supplier offerings, and see how they can impact Vestas sales and cost out programs in a positive way.
have a strong analytical, structured and fact-based approach
are an impactful leader and influencer with the ability to bring people together
are not afraid to challenge status quo!

What we offer
We offer you an exciting and challenging job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the leading company in wind energy. You will be provided with a unique opportunity to set your foot prints 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 information
Your primary work location will be Aarhus, Denmark.

Travel to suppliers and key stakeholders expected to be approximately 40 days per year.

For additional information about the position please contact Jeppe Søndergaard, Director, Powertrain at +45 2246 3596.

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 83 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 73 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 22,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

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

Job Supply Chain Management
Primary LocationDenmark-Midtjylland-Aarhus N

Unposting Date Ongoing