Strategic Purchaser, Repair

Ã…rhus N, Midtjylland
12 Nov 2016
06 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a pro-active strategic purchaser with potential for more? With some experience in purchasing technical components? And 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 possibly 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 three pillars; global category management, global repair and non-Vestas fleet. Our strategic objective is to build a competitive advantage for Vestas in the growing service arena by delivering category strategies, cost out pipelines and quality improvement 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 strategic purchaser, who has the skills and passion to contribute to our vision by taking on a leading role in our global repair team

Your main tasks will be to:
  • Drive and manage repair for main components
  • Identify potential for repair and set up repair solutions together with the rest of the team
  • Pro-actively contribute to the global repair strategy development, and to 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 have a commercial background within supply chain combined with experience in technical procurement/sourcing or a technical background combined with commercial experience. Repair/wind business experience is advantageous. Furthermore, you have:
  • Experience in technical procurement
  • Solid 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 the ideal candidate has 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

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry's global partner on wind power solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 78 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 68 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.

Together with our customers, Vestas' more than 21,900 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on our social media channels.