Product Manager, Power Plant Products

Aarhus N, Midtjylland
06 Oct 2016
26 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about joining an ambitious and committed team, where your contribution will impact Vestas' future product strategy and competitiveness? Are you driven by turning your technical and commercial product development skills into value adding product offerings, based on technology, customer and market requirements? And do you thrive in a dynamic global environment where you engage with many stakeholders across the organization? Then take a look at this challenging career opportunity to be part of a leading supplier of wind power solutions.

Technology & Service Solutions (TSS) / Product Management/Product Strategy
In a highly competitive and globalized market, Product Management drives the Vestas Product Strategy making sure that Vestas has the right competitive product offerings to stay ahead of competitors. Product Management has a global reach into our sales regions, including Technical Sales Management with responsibility for technical sales and bid management.

In everything we do we have a commercial and customer oriented approach. We are measured on the impact the product platforms have on Vestas profitability and ability to continuously lower the cost of energy. We are responsible for aligning the Product Strategy globally across our Sales Business Units in order to support local markets' success while taking the dynamics of the global market for wind power plant solutions into account.

Product Management has the strategic lead of the turbine platforms and power plant product roadmaps. We are accountable for the establishment, review and quality of business plans for new product development and for the daily management of the offerings in terms of global technical sales support.

In order to lead the product through the value chain and all the way to the market Product Management coorporates with many stakeholders across Vestas.

As part of the Product Management Team responsible for product strategy & roadmapping, you will be assigned responsibilities, key tasks and deliverables within the field of Power Plant Products.

Drawing on your understanding of wind project value drivers, and the stakeholders involved, as well as your thorough technical understanding of wind power plants, their grid connection & related infrastructures, your main responsibilities will be to:
  • Build and continuously refine market driven product roadmaps in the Power Plant Products area, cutting across plant level product offerings, such as power plant control strategies, behavior on the grid, as well as electrical Infrastructure
  • Define long-term ambitions with clarity of value propositions and based on market requirements and trends
  • Trigger development projects for products and services derived from Plant Products
  • Ensure establishment and follow-up on business cases related to new product development projects
  • Manage the products over the life-cycle in alignment with our Sales Business Units, the Technology & Service Solutions organization and other relevant functions across the value chain

  • You hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc. - preferably in Electrical Engineering combined with a commercial education or relevant commercial experience.
  • You have some years' experience within Product Development, Engineering, B-2-B Product Management in the wind industry, or other relevant industries such as utilities, system operators or similar
  • Understanding of a wind OEM's product portfolio, business model , business drivers, and value chain is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and being used to working in a global company are further assets
  • Fluency in English - written and spoken - is a must, other languages an asset.

  • You are a team player and an excellent networker who appreciate working with many stakeholders in a global organization.
  • You have a commercial mindset
  • You are pro-active, self-driven and you always have the results in focus
  • You are motivated by taking your knowledge about wind power plants and turning it into profitable offerings that deliver attractive value for our customers and profitable growth for Vestas

What we offer
We offer a very exciting job in a flat, multi-cultural and dynamic department focusing on reaching world class results. To us, it is all about knowing the market and our customers, defining the right products and getting it done - all in the best possible way. We would like you to participate in that mission.

Additional information
  • The primary work location is Aarhus, Denmark but travel activities up to approximately 30 days per year should be anticipated.
  • For additional information about the position please contact Recruiter Vivi Saabye at 45 2778 0135

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.