Commodity Manager Global Procurement

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If yes, here is your opportunity to be a part of Global Procurement in Vestas, where you will be able to set your footprint in the no. 1 company within sustainable energy!

Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Mechanical
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.
This position is a part of the Mechanical team within the Nacelle area with a global team located in Aarhus, Porto, Beijing/Tianjin, and Chennai. You will have the global procurement responsibility for the commodity Cooling and Conditioning and the supplier account management for the cooling suppliers.

You will join an experience global team with a high level of strategic exposure within Vestas. You will become a specialist within your area and will have a broad interface across the organization. Overall expected deliverables include:

  • Leading the Cooling and Conditioning Commodity team and overall responsible for commodity strategy development
  • Supplier Account Manager for our global cooling suppliers, whom you will make account plans containing joint strategies and cost out initiatives
  • Organize the segmentation of the supply base and build a close relationship with the strategic suppliers in the commodity to continuously deliver value through long term partnership
  • Stakeholder management, both internal and external, and to secure alignment across different stakeholders. Keep management informed and advised about the commodity, suppliers, and the market
  • Have an important part in Vestas' processes and projects across the organization, e.g., new production introduction, modularization, localization, design-to-cost and cost out initiatives
  • Facilitate the negotiation process end-2-end with involvement of your key stakeholders to drive cost down with focus on what is best for Vestas. And as a result, secure world class contract management
  • Be a change agent who can influence, collaborate, and partner with stakeholders to drive results for Vestas and drive changes effectively and actively engage in the global Nacelle team, promoting excellence with your colleagues across the globe

We image that you have:

  • Experience with strategic procurement or related supply chain activities
  • Experience within commodity management, including commodity strategy development
  • Stakeholder management skills with confidence to engage with internal and external stakeholders across different cultures and regions
  • A degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or similar
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Products
  • SAP experience is welcomed, but not mandatory
  • Good communication skills incl. fluency in English, both verbally and written

The qualified candiduate is self-driven with a high motivation and a natural curiosity to challenge status quo. Furthermore, we are looking for a profile who has/is:

  • Self-driven with a can-do attitude
  • Not afraid to challenge status quo
  • Team player who understands that success is a team sport
  • Able to see the big picture with a natural eye for details
  • Results-oriented profile with the capability to perform in a fast-paced environment
  • Stakeholder management skills with the ability to bring people together, and to communicate efficiently with internal and external stakeholders
  • Negotiation skills - capable of gathering, analyzing, and evaluating inputs and translate into a clear negotiation positions and arguments

What we offer
We offer you an exciting and challenging job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the leading 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 join an international team with a great team spirit where there is room for differences and success is a team sport. You will be a part of a great office environment in Aarhus with a team of amazing colleagues. We value the social interactions in the office highly and there are regularly arranged social events outside the workplace.

Additional information

The official title for this role is Commodity Specialist

Work Location: Aarhus Denmark
Application Date: 31st August 2023
Start Date: ASAP or upon mutual agreement
For additional questions please reach out to Camilla Nørgaard Wellejus at +45 20827283

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 145 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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