Lead Purchasing Manager

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The Construction & Transport Procurement team is responsible for the strategic sourcing of all industrial service providers who support Vestas with qualified manpower and equipment for the transportation and construction of our wind power plants.

Through early engagement of our business partners, we secure the best value engineered solution for the development and construction of our EPC and Supply & Installation projects. With a cross functional team of stakeholders, we strategically develop partnerships to enable sustainable growth and drive value for our end customers.


You will be part of a highly dynamic and diverse team, that is driven by Vestas Values (Passion, Collaboration, Accountability and Simplicity) and is excited about the prospects of renewables in the region and our purpose to fight climate change.

We offer a rewarding, purpose based career in a diverse and international environment.

You will heading a team in charge of the strategic sourcing of a portfolio of projects from early sales engagement to final execution.


Responsibilities

  • Maintain and build Vestas' relationship with suppliers, develop solutions to meet our project and end customer needs
  • Establish and develop partnerships with cross functionally selected suppliers to gain competitive advantages and drive value
  • Roll out Regional Construction & Transport Procurement strategies for Balance of Plant, Transportation, Cranes and Installation
  • Lead the Procurement process throughout the bidding process, ensuring safety, quality, delivery and competitivity of our supplier base
  • Lead the team through commercial contract negotiations and develop bid, negotiation and commercial strategies
  • Build supply market intelligence and ensure that the supply base is available to enable our sustainable growth strategy
  • Ensure that all cost out and value creation opportunities are identified, and that relevant risk assessments are completed and acted upon to reduce risk

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering, business, law or finance
  • 7+ years of procurement, commercial or project management experience, ideally within wind energy, power plants, infrastructure or the construction industry
  • 3+ years in leadership position
  • Strong business acumen and a passion for the development of supplier relationship

Competencies

  • Experience with commercial negotiations and high level of commercial acumen.
  • Good interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Advanced MS Office skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead interdisciplinary teams
  • Able to manage complex supplier relationships
  • Ability to negotiate large infrastructure projects
  • Well organised and disciplined approach
  • Show initiative and creativity in finding solutions
  • Confidence in presenting to senior levels
  • Strong negotiator and influencing style

What We Offer

  • A strong safety culture
  • Dynamic and fast-paced work environment
  • An opportunity to work with the world leader in wind energy
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills and professional development
  • Global career progression prospects
  • Diversity and Inclusion


Additional information

  • All potential employees will be subject to undertaking a full medical assessment to be considered for this role
  • Please note: We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including before the advertised closing date

Our Benefits

  • Join the World's Leading Wind Energy Solutions Provider
  • Excellent Career Development opportunities both Nationally and Globally
  • A workplace that embraces Diversity and Inclusion
  • Flexible workplace arrangements
  • 13 weeks Paid Primary Carers Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carers Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program

Vestas is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

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About Vestas


Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims 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, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is 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, and gives 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.