View Offer
Work > Jobs > Purchasing > Denmark > Aarhus > View Offer 

Purchasing Specialist

Company not shown
Denmark  Aarhus, Denmark
Purchasing, English

Job Description:

Do you want a unique opportunity to lead and put your mark on an essential area in Vestas? Through global responsibility, this position also offers a natural steppingstone for further career development within Vestas.

Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Direct Material Procurement

The Casting Procurement Team is part of the Nacelle Procurement Department which is part of the overall Vestas Global Procurement Organization. The Casting Procurement team is organized in 4 areas which are: Onshore castings, offshore castings, small castings, and forgings.

The Casting Procurement Team consists of 6 people located in Denmark, Portugal, China, Brazil and India.

The procurement work within Vestas is managed through cross-functional teams in the context of Module and Category Management.

We are responsible for developing the supply base short, medium & long term with a view to always be able to satisfy requirements (KPIs) regarding safety, quality, delivery, and cost and thereby contribute actively to improve the high quality of the Group. All are targeted at optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership and thereby maximizing our value contribution to Vestas.


* Global responsibility for the Onshore Casting commodity in Vestas

* Supervise, develop, and implement the global sourcing strategy for the Onshore Casting commodity, in close collaboration with the regional sourcing responsible(s)

* Annual price negotiations as well as conducting supplier negotiations and contract implementation

* Coordinate and promote the cross-functional commodity team meetings and performance

* Supplier Account Manager (SAM) responsibility for defined suppliers in the EU - establish and improve partnerships with selected suppliers

* Responsible for selection, qualification, negotiation and contracting plus implementing projects with new, as well as existing suppliers in collaboration with the regional SR's

* Implementation of New Product Introduction within Core Materials in collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders such as VPS (R&D), Logistics, Supplier Quality, etc.


* The candidate holds a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or Engineering and holds a solid work experience within Procurement

* Knowledge and experience related to cross-functional collaboration (Category Management)

* Solid communication skills including fluent English skills are required (both orally and in writing)

* Knowledge related to the casting industry and products is a preference, but not a requirement

* Advanced skills in PPT, Excel & Word

* SAP experience preferred, but not a requirement


* You have a structured and fact-based approach to secure that the strategy and initiatives are prioritized and implemented

* You have a mindset as a team member, with the ability to guide the team and secure joint team decisions and an open, constructive team dialogue

* You have a holistic and positive mindset: you are able to see the big picture from Vestas' product offerings towards customers and the ability to connect these to supplier offerings and how they can positively impact Vestas's sales and cost-out programs

* You have the ability to work in an innovative and at times, unpredictable environment

* You have solid analytical skills with a natural ability to determine the core of the problem to be solved

* You have a desire and wish to improve and change the status quo!

* You have a solution-oriented mindset - as the key goal is to determine the solution, not the problem

We offer you an exciting and exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development within the global leader in the renewable energy sector. The position offers a unique opportunity to direct and for you to put your mark on an essential area in Vestas. You will be an integral part of a highly professional, international team with a 'can-do' attitude who are keen to make a difference.

Additional information

Location: DK, Aarhus

Travel: Up to 30 days annually

For additional information, please contact Senior Purchasing Manager Michael Leth +xx xxxxxxx0

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 12th April 2023.

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 wxx.xxxxxx.xxm 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

Source: Company website
Posted on: 19 Mar 2023
Industry: Energy / Utilities
Languages: English
132.965 jobs and internships
in 146 countries