Supplier Account Partner (Procurement Specialist)

Join a high-profile Supplier Account Partner (Procurement Specialist) role in Seoul at Vestas. Lead strategic supplier relationships and drive global procurement initiatives.

Seoul, South Korea  UTC+09:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   18 days ago

About Vestas

Company Overview

Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Aarhus, Denmark


Business Model

Renewable Energy - Wind Turbine Manufacturing and Services

Designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines

Product sales and service agreements

Locations & Geography

Worldwide operations across continents including North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America

Company Culture

Committed to sustainable energy solutions and market leadership in renewable energy

Innovative, sustainability-focused, with emphasis on continuous improvement

Offers various career programs, internships, and training opportunities

Activities & Projects

Engaged in multiple wind energy projects worldwide, with a strong focus on both onshore and offshore turbines

Development of the V164 model, one of the most powerful turbines

Targets carbon neutrality by 2030 and zero-waste turbines by 2040

Career Opportunities

Wide range of roles in engineering, project management, and operations

Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, professional development programs, and flexible work arrangements

Contact Information

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Careers at Vestas

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

This position is a rare opening - with extremely high attention from senior management. The role will become the overall responsible for the cooperation with some of our key strategic suppliers and a spend of +400m EUR in Towers.

This position will be part of the Towers & Steel category. This team, with members spread across all continents, is commercially responsible for Vestas global network of external tower manufacturing plants and the related procurement of all raw materials required for these.


You will join a high-profiled position with a very high level of strategic exposure within Vestas. Your daily activities will be characterized by a very high tempo and requirement to engage in-, develop and prioritize between multiple different critical projects. Overall expected scope of work and deliverables include:

  • Overall responsible for the cooperation with some of Vestas' most strategic tower suppliers globally
  • Deliver added value through strategic supplier development and structured supplier account management, allowing you to identify new business opportunities and strengthen the partnership.
  • Align internally with both C-Level and Modules in relation to strategies and cooperation with suppliers, and steer the cross-functional team in charge of the interface and continuous performance evaluation of your assigned supplier accounts.
  • Follow the Supplier Engagement Playbook with increased focus on strategic activities in addition to operational tasks.
  • Lead contract and prices negotiations with your suppliers - for both current and future manufacturing footprints - in adherence to the corporate processes and standards, aiming at fulfilling all costs, delivery, quality, and sustainability targets to gain competitive advantages for Vestas.
  • Develop supplier development and monitor supplier performance with cross-functional team, including developing business case and monitor overall supplier performance on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
  • Define the framework and best practices to guide other supplier account partners in the Tower Teams worldwide. By showcasing how to master Supplier Relationship Management, you will take an important part of the organizational development and long-term vision of the Towers team.
  • Lead Supplier Account Plan development and deliver global Business Review Meetings with global and regional teams.
  • Ensure developing the manufacturing footprint strategy for Vestas' towers including business case evaluation and strategy development and ensure effective implementation of this strategy with your assigned suppliers and key internal stakeholders.
  • Build a key network within Vestas - including close engagement in the Towers module team with colleagues from Technology, Planning, Finance and Quality - enabling you to influence, collaborate and partner with business leaders to deliver results for Vestas.
  • Actively engage in the global Towers & Steel team, building for growth with your colleagues across the globe.


As a Supplier Account Partner, you are expected to show the great example and challenge the organization in our ways of working. The right candidate for this role will:

  • have minimum 6 years of experience within Strategic Purchasing combined with a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Sales/Marketing, Engineering, or alike.
  • be an expert in Supplier Relationship Management, with experience with developing account management for suppliers with very high spends (>100 million USD).
  • demonstrate world class stakeholder management skills, with the experience to engage with internal and external stakeholders from all levels of seniority.
  • display good written, verbal and listening skills, to communicate - negotiate - influence effectively.
  • be fluent in English, both verbal and written. In addition, fluency in Korean is beneficial.
  • hold advanced skills within PPT and Excel.
  • have experience working across different cultures and regions. Also, experience within an industrial environment is beneficial.


The qualified candidate has a desire and motivation which is second to none. You are a passionate leader who's dedication shines through and affects others. You are open-minded and have a natural curiosity. Furthermore, we are looking for a profile who has/is:

  • Advanced negotiation skills - capable of gathering and evaluating organizational inputs and translate into a clear negotiation position and arguments.
  • Good communication skills, to keep different stakeholders on the same page and to facilitate internal alignment.
  • Good use of MS office, especially PowerPoint and Excel to illustrate and report out complex matters.
  • Great leader and influencer with the ability to bring people together, and to communicate efficiently with internal and external stakeholders from all seniority levels.
  • Team-oeriented with an open approach to encourage stakeholder inputs, combined with structured and fact-based methods to secure value-adding ideas are prioritized and efficiently implemented.
  • 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.
  • Results-oriented profile with the capability to perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good work ethic, with a process oriented mindset and an inner desire to continuously improve.

What We Offer

We offer you an exciting and exciting job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the global company in the renewable energy industry. You will be provided with a unique opportunity to set your footprints 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 Benefit

  • Flexible benefits plan
  • Medical insurance / Hospitalization / Life insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • International business travel insurance
  • Additional annual leave to statutory (20 business days)
  • Maternity leave
  • Pregnancy treatment leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Paid sick/ medical leave
  • Half day off (a half-day off in the afternoon on the eves of mid-autumn festival, new year
  • And lunar new year)
  • Annual medical examination
  • Send flower to employees in case of employee’s wedding or funeral
  • Long service award
  • Diverse and open work environment
  • Highly value career development of employees, support internal transfer and promotion

Additional Information

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 the 31st of May. 2024.


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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.

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About the role

May 07, 2024

Full Time


May 31, 2024


Seoul, South Korea

6+ years


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