Purchaser / Senior Purchaser

Tianjin, Tianjin
22 Oct 2016
03 Jan 2017
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 is responsible for all spend within Vestas Wind Systems A/S, NPGS is managing the large area of spend which is not forming an integrated part of Wind Turbines. The Capex team is responsible for all tangible investments in Vestas globally, cross functional corporation and stakeholder management are key to success for this area.

You will be part of a global team of professional CAPEX procurement colleagues, and you will be given you own area of responsibility supporting the organization Locally, regionally and Globally.

  • Develop and implement optimized and consolidated commodity strategy supporting the overall category and procurement strategy.
  • Lead selection, qualification, negotiation and contracting with suppliers to investment projects within the commodity.
  • Initiate Supplier Audits where necessary, conduct Quarterly Business review with key suppliers
  • Secure that information on contracts status, goals and stakeholders is shared and integrated in the organization.
  • Take ownership of business important KPIs related to cost savings & supplier optimization
  • Relevant educational background with an academic degree in e.g. Purchasing, Business Administration or Engineering and minimum five years' experience with the mentioned tasks.
  • Candidates with experience within procurement of Capital Expenditures (CAPEX )
  • Ability to cultivate strong collaborative working relationships and contacts within work group, across other company functions and with external organizations
  • Fluent in English verbally as in writing
  • A self-starter who is able to work remotely and not afraid of the challenges that this type of working arrangement brings
  • You drive for results and you are motivated for developing personal skill set
  • You are a strong team player and you're not afraid to challenge the As-Is
  • Experience in commercial negotiations
  • Some cost reduction and cost planning experience
  • Supplier Account Management experience
  • Some experience in business related matters and possibly with legal matters
  • Computer skills must be advanced in PPT, Excel, and Word and preferable in SAP

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: Tianjin,China
You can apply online by clicking on the "Apply Online" button at the top or bottom of this page.

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 57,300 turbines in 75 countries, and we remain committed to increasing 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 73 GW of installed wind turbines.

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.