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Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Direct Material Procurement > HV/Converter


Vestas Global Procurement is responsible for all strategic procurement activities within Vestas, including negotiations, contract management, cost out initiatives, leading cross functional teams, strategy development, and supplier relationship management.
The position as Commodity Lead for LV Cables in Electrical will give you a great opportunity to develop your procurement profile and join a team of experienced strategic purchasers, commodity leads and specialists. The position is in Aarhus, Denmark, where you are surrounded by enthusiastic and professional colleagues. You will also work closely with colleagues in Porto, Tianjin, and Chennai.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the global commodity strategy and negotiation to ensure the most optimal procurement setup for low voltage cables
  • Manage the procurement related activities in the cross functional sub-module team and secure alignment with relevant stakeholders in relation to e.g., new product introduction, costing, and supplier risk and performance management
  • Supplier selection, qualification, negotiation and contracting and supplier relationship management, including supplier account plans, and performance management
  • Supplier consolidation to ensure supply chain optimization based on total landed cost, strategy and roadmap development with your commodity member and act as procurement lead on cross functional projects and cost out initiatives
  • Procurement deliverables in new product introduction and contract management of NDAs, Purchase Agreements, Price Agreements, etc.
  • Full understanding of Commodity and Module KPI governance and active engagement in performance improvement to achieve targets

Qualifications

  • Master's degree within a relevant area or min. 5 years of working experience within similar role
  • Efficient communication skills and extensive experience with stakeholder management
  • You are good with Microsoft Office (Word/PowerPoint/Excel) (required) and SAP and SAP ARIBA is also welcomed
  • As our corporate language is English, fluency in English is required, both verbally and in writing

Competencies

  • You are highly motivated to take initiative, motivate progress and have a natural curiosity
  • Team oriented and values formal and informal engagement with your colleagues
  • An open approach to encourage stakeholder inputs and a structured and fact-based approach to secure ideas are prioritized and implemented
  • Focused and persistent to secure the correct effective implementation of the initiatives you lead
  • Holistic and positive mindset: you can see the big picture from Vestas's product offerings towards customers and the ability to connect these to procurement initiatives and how they can positively impact Vestas' sales and cost out programs
  • Efficient analytical skills with a natural motivation for detailed analysis
  • You are not afraid to challenge status quo!

What we offer


We offer you an exciting and very stimulating job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the renewable energy industry. You will have a unique opportunity to set your mark within an essential area in Vestas. You will be an integral part of an international team, where everyone wants to make a difference.

Additional information

Work Location: Aarhus Denmark
Application Date: 11 May 24
Start Date: ASAP or upon mutual agreement
For addition questions please reach out to Anne Kiil-Nielsen, Senior Manager at +45 52157931

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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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