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Commodity Specialist

Lead Tower Manufacturing commodity in Aarhus, Denmark. Develop strategies, manage suppliers, and drive cost-efficient solutions for Vestas' global tower supply chain.

Vestas
Vestas
Aarhus, Denmark  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   17 days ago

About Vestas

Company Overview

Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Aarhus, Denmark

1945

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. As responsible for the Tower Manufacturing commodity, you will play a crucial role in shaping our offshore/onshore tower supply chain globally, enabling us to deliver reliable, cost-efficient, and sustainable solutions to our customers. 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.

Responsibilities

You will join a high-profiled position with broad strategic exposure within Vestas. Your everyday activities will be characterized by a very high tempo and requirement to engage in, plan and prioritize between multiple critical projects.

  • Develop the long-term strategic direction and vision for Vestas' Tower Manufacturing activities to support Vestas' profitability
  • Deliver required inputs into Vestas' processes and key projects, e.g. New product introduction, Modularization, Alternative tower concepts, etc.
  • Organize the segmentation of the supply base in collaboration with supplier account managers and build a close relationship with the key suppliers in the category to keep delivering value through long-term partnerships.
  • Ensure advanced Sourcing techniques with an end-to-end perspective of the value chain are applied to the Towers commodity and support both top- and bottom-line growth, and support the negotiation process and secure that the team can close negotiations on the lowest total cost of ownership and in adherence to corporate processes and standards
  • Build supply market intelligence to inform and advice the team and management about important trends in the tower market and exploit these for the benefits of the Vestas business.
  • Build a significant network within Vestas, including close engagement in the Tower module with colleagues from Technology, Operations, Finance and Quality and actively engage in the global Towers & Steel team, working towards excellence with your colleagues across the globe.

Qualifications

As a Commodity Specialist, 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/be:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with strategic procurement, combined with a degree in either Supply Chain Management, Sales/Marketing, Engineering, or alike.
  • Extensive experience in commodity management and sourcing strategy development in an industrial and international environment. Experience in the tower or heavy structure industry is welcomed
  • High stakeholder management skills, with the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders on all levels of seniority.
  • Good written, verbal and listening skills, to communicate - negotiate - influence effectively, as well as to advise executive management level.
  • Advanced skills within PPT and Excel required.
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written. Fluency in Danish is welcomed.
  • Experience working across different cultures and regions.

Competencies

The right candidate has a vision and motivation which is second to none. You are a passionate leader whose 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:

  • 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.
  • Robust strategic and business knowledge with customer focus and the ability to anticipate and deliver change.
  • Visionary leader with the ability to bring people together, and to communicate efficiently with internal and external stakeholders from all seniority levels. Be a change agent who can influence, collaborate, and partner with business leaders to create results for Vestas and create change effectively.
  • Team player with an open approach to encourage stakeholder inputs, combined with structured and fact-based methods to secure value-adding ideas are prioritized and successfully implemented.
  • Positive attitude, with a process-oriented mindset and an inner motivation to continuously improve.
  • Results-oriented profile with the capability to perform in a fast-paced environment and advanced negotiation skills - capable of gathering and evaluating analytical inputs and translate them into a clear negotiation position and arguments.

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 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 Information

Work Location:

Aarhus Denmark

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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

Jul 04, 2024

Full Time

Company

Jan 01, 2025

On-site

Vestas

Aarhus, Denmark

Minimum 5 years

UTC+01:00

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