Senior Purchaser (M/F/D)

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Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Construction & Transport Procurement

We are a diverse and flexible team of focused purchasing colleagues covering Vestas' NCE region (Northern Europe, Central Europe). We enable our construction business to deliver projects safely, on time, in budget, with the right quality by improving supplier selection for critical spend categories e.g., Transport, Cranes, Installation teams, Balance of Plant (BOP) and other services related to windfarm construction. As part of the team, you will be responsible for negotiating and handling high value spend for construction projects in the region for specific categories. We are pragmatic, fast, respectful, and never lose track of the big picture.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate Negotiations for offshore Wind Projects in the NCE region for Installation vessels, service Jack-up vessels, SOVs and CTVs
  • Responsible for developing and executing Procurement strategy for Installation vessels, service Jack-up vessels, SOVs and CTVs inline with overall Vestas Strategy.
  • Supporting definition of requirements / Sourcing / RFQ / Selection / Contracting
  • Maintain fruitful relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders: Sales teams, Construction & Transport Project Managers
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve our Safety and Quality performance, reduce the TCO and streamline processes
  • Actively work on improving supplier quality level
  • Manage contracting process to ensure that Vestas interests are adequately represented

Qualifications

  • Experience with marine vessels and Helicopters used in the construction / service phase of Offshore projects
  • Academic degree in engineering / business .
• Minimum 5 years' work experience in Purchasing or another position requiring professional coordination and business skills related to Transport of project cargo• Proven history of handling high value spends (annual 25 million Euro plus)

Competencies

  • Great interpersonal and stakeholder management skills especially working with senior management
  • Advance negotiation skills
  • Positive and solution-oriented problem solver, able to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a dynamic environment
  • Fluent English is essential, knowledge of German or one of the Scandinavian language will be a plus

What we offer

We offer you an exciting and agile job with great opportunities for professional and personal development within a global company in wind energy. You will be provided with an interesting opportunity to set your footprint within an essential and high-profile 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.

Working Location:
Hamburg DE or for the right candidate, Aarhus Denmark is a possibility
Application date:.
25 July 24 We reserve the right to take down the job ad before this date, if the right candidate is identified before.
Start date:
ASAP or upon mutual agreement.
Further information:
If you have any questions concerning this position, please reach out to Head of Construction & Transport Procurement Bhavjot Singh at +49 15111308104

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DEIB Statement

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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