Head of Procurement China

Beijing, Beijing
12 Jul 2016
25 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
A Career with Global Opportunities
Life at Vestas is many things - exciting, rewarding, fun and challenging.
Because we are part of a young industry there is a can-do, dynamic spirit, which inspires our people to keep pushing forward the boundaries commercially as well as technologically.
At Vestas, we offer a world of opportunities for people with a global mind-set and the desire to make a positive impact.
Working at Vestas you will meet people with a broad range of skills, from a variety of cultures and we are always on the lookout for more talented individuals.

Manufacturing and Global Sourcing
Global Procurement

Global Procurement is responsible for managing Vestas spend with external suppliers world-wide. As part of the Vestas strategy and transformation of Global Procurement, we need a strong leader who has the appetite to drive change and deliver results by implementing cost out opportunities and building capabilities in China. Do you possess a global mindset and a positive "can-do" attitude towards challenges?

  • Working closely with Global Procurement Management Team and global category teams, the Head of Procurement China will lead the local team to bring new initiatives to the table, identify and develop new local suppliers and drive cost out opportunities in the region. With a total cost mindset, you will be a change agent focusing on delivering great results through building capabilities within the organization.
  • More specifically, the Procurement Head will:
  • Identify cost out opportunities, align with Vice Presidents of Procurement and global category teams and secure implementation;
  • Focus on identifying and implementing opportunities for suppliers in China to do more value add production;
  • Lead local initiatives to improve safety, quality, delivery and cost across the Vestas supply chain;
  • Manage project plans and follow up on business performance, conducting regular reviews with Category Managers and Vice Presidents;
  • Be a change agent and secure capability building within through sparring, coaching, engaging with key stakeholders and the implementation of professional purchasing processes.
  • MBA or MSc. Degree (or equivalent) in SCM, Business or Engineering
  • We are looking for an ambitious and experienced procurement/sourcing profile with a proven track record within an international organization.
  • You have worked within an industrial company or a consulting firm dealing with complex and diversified procurement/sourcing assignments for at least 5-10 years within supply chain.
  • You will be able to drive a number of key initiatives in parallel.
  • "Total cost of ownership mindset"
  • Strong analytical, structured and fact based approach
  • Persistent, hardworking and process oriented track record
  • Strong leader with business & commercial expertise and excellent negotiation and interpersonal skillset.

What we offer:
Vestas provides an open, respectful and global culture, competitive compensation package and long-term career development. Choose us, choose a brilliant future! To meet business growing needs, Vestas needs a lot of talents to join us.
We care and respect all employees and will offer attractive benefits which include: A broad program of on job training, A perfect platform for professional and personal development, Bonus Program, Social insurance, Supplementary medical insurance, Colourful team activities and etc.
We put the emphasis on developing both personal and professional skills. In return, we expect you to go the extra mile to achieve results.

Additional information:
Primary work location: Beijing,China
You can apply online by clicking on the "Apply Online" button at the top or bottom of this page.

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