Purchasing Manager- Sandton (South Africa)

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Kimberley, South Africa

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5 days ago

We are looking for a Purchasing Manager to join our Regional Procurement department in

Procurement> Regional MED > South Africa

The Regional Procurement Office (RPO) Mediterranean is responsible for all Procurement activities related to Southern Europe, Turkey Middle East and Africa. The RPO consists of the three sub departments Strategic Purchasing, Procurement Excellence and Supplier Quality&Development. The Strategic Purchasing department is structured in focused teams procuring goods and services for our Turbines and our Construction- and Service Busines.


As the Purchasing Manager of Direct Materials for South Africa, you will be coordinating market mapping, localization opportunities, cost out initiatives and others initiatives to improve our position in the market.

  • Ensure Production Readiness for all components produced in South Africa, local content compliance for the turbine and sustainable availability of local content compliant spare parts

  • Enable new localisation opportunities for components which generate a competitive advantage for Vestas

  • Establish a close link to the global Category Teams and subject matter experts for the respective items in the global Vestas organization

  • Engage with stakeholders to understand our customers requirements seeking for potential to improve our value proposition


  • Five years experience in related areas

  • Fluent in English

  • Proven track record within procurement ideally developing functional teams

  • South African supply market knowledge (benefit would be steel or steel component producers)

  • Technical capabilities (e.g. for Market Research)

  • Interest for regulatory details (Local Content policies)


  • High Level of integrity

  • Result Driven

  • Strategic Approach

  • Vestas core values are embedded in your thinking and way of working (Accountability, Simplicity, Collaboration, Passion)

What We Offer

We offer an exciting role in a developing, booming market Environment in a global company well known in renewables

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.
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.