Manager, Procurement

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Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Direct Material Procurement > Controls & Infrastructure/Control Hardware

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. We pride ourselves on treating each other with respect and supporting each other to stay focused, committed, and motivated at all times.


Your everyday activities will be characterized by high speed and the requirement to engage in, direct and prioritize between multiple critical projects. Overall expected deliverables include:
  • Develop the long-term strategic direction and vision for the Control Hardware area - main areas in scope are control panels, sensors, low voltage cables, and electronics
  • Clear leadership of a team of 4 purchasers/specialists with global responsibility
  • Ensure personal and professional development of/with each team member
  • Build a close relationship with key suppliers in the commodities and continue to deliver value through long-term supplier account management and partnerships
  • Be an essential member of the Module Ownership Team together with the category director
  • Build and define the future supply base in close collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Work closely with the regional matrix organization on strategy development and execution


As a Manager you are expected to show the great example and challenge the organization in our ways of working. Qualifications required in the position:

  • Solid experience with strategic procurement
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Minimum bachelor's degree in business, Supply Chain Management or Engineering
  • Experience with handling large yearly procurement budgets (+200MEUR)
  • Advanced IT skills (proficient with Microsoft Office Package, especially MS Excel and MS PowerPoint)
  • Proven record of solid stakeholder management skills and communication
  • Fluency in English


You have a vision that is second to none and a natural curiosity. Furthermore, we are looking for a profile who has/is:

  • An open approach to encourage stakeholder input and a structured, fact-based approach to ensure ideas are prioritized and implemented
  • A collaborator who is determined to see fruitful implementation of the initiatives you direct
  • A holistic and positive mindset with the ability to see the big picture
  • An analytical, structured, and fact-based approach to problem solving
  • A confident leader who is creative, focused, motivated, able influence and bring people together
  • A proven record of great communication and stakeholder management skill

What we offer

We offer a very exciting job in Electrical, Global Procurement, in a flat, multi-cultural, and innovative organization focusing on reaching great results. Knowing the business and our employees, defining the right solutions, and getting it done, is what it is all about. We want you to join that mission and of course, have fun along the way. By joining Vestas, you will have the opportunity to grow on a professional as well as a personal level, enhancing your knowledge within the procurement field working closely with highly experienced and inspiring colleagues globally.

Additional information

Location: Aarhus, DK or Porto, PT
Expected travel approximately 30 days annually.

For additional information, please contact Director Anne Kiil-Nielsen, at +45 52 15 79 31 during normal office hours.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, however, please note 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 April 13th, 2024


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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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