Senior Purchaser, Repair

Ã…rhus N, Midtjylland
12 Nov 2016
30 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a pro-active purchaser with potential for more? Do you have a technical background? Are you ready to establish a success, and take a leading role in developing the repair business in Vestas? Then we have an exciting opportunity for a purchaser and future procurement leader in our global repair team!

Global procurement- Service and spare Parts procurement
Service & spare parts procurement is a newly established department set up to support the Vestas global service business and its end customers. We are organized around four pillars; global category procurement, local sourcing, repair and non Vestas fleet. Our strategic objective is to build a competitive advantage for Vestas in the growing service arena by delivering category management strategies, cost out pipelines, quality, value creation and on time delivery. Given the dynamics of the after-market and our dedicated wish to claim leadership in that space you will join a fast paced environment with a strong growth potential.

We are therefore in the process of building a strong global repair team. The goal of this team is to deliver world class repair solutions and strategies driving cost, quality and on time delivery. We are now looking for a driven and experienced senior technical purchaser, who has the skills and passion to contribute to our vision by taking on a leading role in our global repair team

You will take on a leading role in global repair and your main tasks will be to:
  • Manage repair for main components
  • Identify potential for repair and set up repair solutions
  • Take lead in the global repair strategy development, and in a global cross functional category repair team
  • Establish and maintain a supplier base that supports the KPI's cost, delivery, quality and safety
  • Drive cost-out through new repair solutions, second sourcing or re-negotiations
  • Manage supplier negotiations, key supplier relationships, and frame work agreements with suppliers
  • Identify new repair suppliers and renovation technologies to exceed cost reduction targets

You probably hold a M.Sc. in Engineering or an equivalent technical education combined with experience in technical procurement. Repair business experience and/or experience in the wind power industry is advantageous. Furthermore, you have:
  • Experience in technical procurement
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills in fluent English
  • Independency and drive in daily tasks
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • Strong commercial acumen and procurement track record

In addition we expect you to have a solid technical interest, good leadership abilities and excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • SAP knowledge
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

What we offer
We offer you an exciting and challenging job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development. In this position you will have the opportunity to develop into a people management position within the leading company in wind energy. 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
The primary work location will be in Aarhus, Denmark, and approximately 35 travelling days a year can be expected.

If you need additional information about the position, please contact Global Procurement Director, Lars Holm-Pedersen at 45 5221 1223

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 51.000 turbines in over 70 countries, and we remain committed to increase that number via our superior, cost-effective wind technologies, products and services.

Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has achieved a market-leading position with more than 60 GW of installed wind turbines or around 19% of total global capacity.

Every day, everyone at Vestas works to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader and the world's energy mix more sustainable - join us, and be part of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.