Indrykket: 13.1.2020

Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Århus N

Do you want a job where you have the responsibility to make a real difference? Would it motivate you to grow your career in a truly global organisation where you set the limit for your development?
We are looking for a Purchaser to join our very ambitious team in Global Procurement.

Global Procurement Powertrain, Nacelles & Towers Electrical

Vestas Global Procurement is responsible for all procurement activities within Vestas, including leading cross functional commodity teams, negotiations and contract management, development of end-2-end cost out initiatives, commodity strategy development and supplier relationship management.

The category for which the purchaser is needed is Electrical. This area consists of multiple suppliers spread out over the globe with a 3-digit million EUR spend per year. This position is related to NPI Purchasing in the Electrical Department and being part of a global team, which consist of employees in Denmark, Tainjin and Chennai. The team is characterised by a strong team spirit where people has a true interest in each other.

You will join an energetic team with a very high level of strategic exposure within Vestas. Your everyday activities will be characterised by a very high activity level and requirement to engage in-, manage and prioritise between multiple different projects. Overall expected deliverables include:

  • Participate in strategy and roadmap development (Act on behalf of the CMT's towards the project/IPD)
  • Align internally in the Electrical Category for the Platform Launches (Timelines, forecast, supplier categories etc)
  • Early supplier involvement - focusing on complexity reduction, design to cost, standardisation, capacity risks
  • Participate in cross functional projects across CMT's in the Category


  • Newly graduated with a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Finance/Accounting, Sales/Marketing, Engineering or hold minimum 5 years of work experience within Strategic Purchasing
  • Excellent communication skills including fluent in Danish and English (both orally and in writing)
  • Proven record of strong stakeholder management skills incl. experience with communication
  • Advanced skills within PPT, Excel and Word are a must
  • SAP experience is an advantage but not a requirement
  • Experience with mechanical components an advantage

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

  • An open approach to encourage stakeholder inputs and a structured and fact-based approach to secure ideas are prioritised and implemented
  • Team player and persistent to secure the successful implementation of the initiatives you lead
  • 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 sales and cost out programs
  • Strong analytical skills with a natural motivation for detailed analysis
  • Structured and fact-based approach
  • You are not afraid to challenge status quo

What we offer
We offer you an exciting and challenging job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the leading company in the renewable energy industry. You will be provided with a unique opportunity to set your foot prints within an essential 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.

Additional information
Work location: Aarhus, Denmark.
This position requires approximately 15-20 days of travel per year.
For additional information on the position, please contact Category Director of Electrical, Jacob Göttsche at +45 5221 1244.

About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 105 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright 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.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.
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