Category Purchaser

Denmark, Aarhus
11 Jan 2017
22 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you enjoy working in an international, fast-paced and dynamic environment? We are looking for a self-driven and analytical Category Purchaser to support our newly established Tower Sourcing organisation. 
Join Tower Sourcing 
You will become part of our newly established Tower Sourcing category team within MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The team contains a small group of highly motivated team members primarily responsible for direct sourcing. Although this is our primary focus, our team also supports the rest of our value chain with sourcing strategies and value chain development and optimisation. 
Responsibilities and tasks  
As Category Purchaser your main tasks will be: 
  • Preparing POs on tower materials in acc. with supplier purchase agreements 
  • Aligning material deliveries with project demand schedules  
  • Approving invoices from suppliers by alignment with delivery notes 
  • Performing vendor management (Ensuring delivery performance, schedule compliance, tracking free issued materials, etc.) 
  • Administrative tasks related to spend and supplier relationship management 
  • Provide documentation, drawings, TPS' etc. to suppliers 
  • Execute on ECM (Engineering Change Management) related tasks 
  • Ensure system maintenance of supplier related master data 
  • In cooperation with the Strategic Purchasers, sending project specific RFQ's (Request for Quotation) to suppliers 
  • In cooperation with Strategic Purchasers, collecting and consolidating RFQ results from suppliers 
  • Coordinating and aligning efforts/initiatives with SCM colleagues 
  • Communicating with tower suppliers on any issues and interface with sub-suppliers 
  • Participating in category management teams 
What we are looking for 
The ideal candidate holds a relevant degree within the commercial-, logistical- or technical areas. Further we are looking for: 
  • Financial understanding and good IT knowledge 
  • A structured, systematic and practical approach 
  • Supply chain-, sourcing & SRM skills 
  • Persistency, flexibility and cultural awareness 
  • Fluent in English (verbally and in writing) 
On a personal level you are/have: 
  • Result and action-oriented 
  • Motivated by participating in setting the agenda 
  • Excellent team-working skills 
  • Great people and relationship-building skills 
  • Strong analytical skills and a solution-focused attitude 
  • Proactive and curious (self-starter) 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Personal drive and engagement 
What we offer 
We offer a unique opportunity to influence the design of a complete new Sourcing organisation within MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. There will be great development opportunities, personally as well as professionally.  
Additional information
The primary work location will be in Aarhus, Denmark. 
The position requires approximately 20-40 days of travel. 
For additional information regarding the position please contact Head of Direct Sourcing Anders Krogh at +45 4164 3594 . 
Please send your application and CV as soon as possible using the link on this page. All enquiries are treated confidentially.    
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas Wind Systems A/S established in April 2014. Our vision is to be a leading player in the offshore industry by remaining customer-focused and setting new standards for industry collaboration. We aim to lead growth and co-develop offshore wind as a financially viable and sustainable energy source to benefit future generations. Furthermore, we intend to create a pleasant workplace with challenging development opportunities, flexibility and joint responsibility. We are an international organisation totalling more than 1500 employees. Our headquarters is based in Aarhus, Denmark, and we have offices in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Sweden.