Purchasing Manager

Warsaw, Mazowieckie
17 Nov 2016
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Power your life with wind energy at a capacity of Purchasing Manager for Vestas!

Manufacturing & Global Procurement / NPGS /Regional Sourcing

Global Procurement is responsible for all spend within Vestas Wind Systems A/S, NPGS is managing all spend except for BoM materials and Spare parts. The Regional team is responsible for all local contracting needed mainly to support the construction and service business.

You will be part of a global team of procurement colleagues who'll be dealing with all global contracts and the regional team supporting the business in Vestas CEU.

We are looking for a Purchasing manager who is able to head a team of four Purchasers who will identify, negotiate and contract suppliers in the region and able to work in a Matrix organization with multiple key stakeholders both internal and external. The right candidate needs to be willing to do extensive travel, spending a significant amount of time in a given country when a new project is released.

The purchasing Manager will be responsible for a significant amount of suppliers, owning the suppliers in all aspects. At the same time the Purchasing Manager will be heading a team of 4 Purchasers.

  • Day to day management of a team of Four Purchasers.
  • Develop and implement relevant local suppliers to support the business within the Vestas Business Unit CEU
  • Secure that spend is contracted and that goals and KPI's are met, while at the same time involving relevant stakeholders.

  • Relevant educational background with an academic degree in e.g. Purchasing, Business Administration or Engineering and minimum five years' experience with the mentioned tasks.
  • Managerial experience is a preference.
  • Candidates preferable with experience within the construction business

  • Ability to cooperate and work in an international Matrix organization.
  • English fluent.
  • A self-starter who is able to work independently
  • You drive for results and you are motivated for developing personal skill set
  • You are a strong team player.
  • Experience in commercial negotiations
  • Computer skills in PPT, Excel, and Word and preferable in SAP

What we offer:
Working in a global multi cultural organization with lots of freedom to operate.

Additional information:
Primary work location will be the Vestas Office in Warsaw. Extended travel is to be expected, sometimes for longer period of time.

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.