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Director, Supplier Quality & Development


Director, Supplier Quality & Development
DK, Aarhus N | Senior Management | Full-Time | ID: 11054

Are you motivated by creating the future global standards for quality and with great people skills securing an exciting and developing journey for all? Do you want to work in an international context and use your skills to create a more sustainable world?
We are looking for a Director to support us in winning one of the announced Must Win Battles for Vestas - setting new standards within quality.

Manufacturing & Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Supplier QSE and Development
Supplier QSE & Development is part of Vestas Global Procurement that is overall responsible for all supply chain management activities within Vestas Wind System A/S. Global Procurement is responsible for category strategy development and implementation, quality and delivery performance, supplier relationship management and supplier account management.

We work in a global matrix organisation and you will direct the global Supplier QSE & Development team for direct material suppliers. With the team of 15 quality engineers and specialists placed in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Portugal, you will secure qualification and performance of the supply chain with regards to safety, sustainability and quality. We live Vestas' values: Accountability, Collaboration, Simplicity and Passion which form the backbone for our culture of striving for world class.

Increased quality is one of the must win battles in Vestas and in this position, you will have a large impact on Vestas' ability to reach that goal. Creating the future standards of quality and securing more sustainable suppliers will be the main focus areas in this position. This include following responsibilities:

  • Guide, develop and secure a good culture in the Supplier QSE & Development department of 15 people, including organisational development and talent development
  • Supply base development and performance management for the global supply base in close collaboration with key stakeholders and the regional teams
  • Coordinate improvement and development programs on supplier safety, risk assessment, capacity assurance and handle the ramp-up of the supplier base globally
  • Be an active part in cross functional Module teams and Category teams as well as in the global Supplier QSE & Development management team, and represent the function towards both internal and external stakeholders
  • Be a strong Supplier QSE & Development professional with an extensive toolbox and the desire and eagerness to expand this toolbox including mentoring the organisation to do the same


  • +5 Years of Supplier QSE & Development experience incl. quality tools and methodologies
  • +5 years of experience with developing suppliers and directing improvements
  • +5 years of leadership experience including supervising culturally diverse teams in various positions
  • Good theoretical background within Supplier QSE and Development, Procurement, Engineering, Finance or similar
  • +5 Years of budget and KPI/target ownership


  • Good diplomatic and communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills in a global setting with high focus on employee satisfaction and motivation
  • Highly motivated, action oriented, persistent towards accomplishing tasks, reaching targets and aspiration for achievements
  • Open-minded and an end-to-end value chain mindset
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Good at building network and establishing partnerships

What we offer
We offer you an exciting and complex job with great opportunities for professional and personal development with the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. For the right candidate, who shows vision and great results, there are great opportunities for growth in near future. You will be provided with an interesting opportunity to set your footprints within an essential area in Vestas. You will be part of an international team with a "can-do" attitude and an eager to make a difference.

Additional information
Primary work location is in Aarhus, Denmark.

The position requires approx. 30-40 days of travel per year.

For additional information on the position, please contact Head of Supplier Quality & Development, Bente Østergaard Høg at +45 4070 5705.

Application deadline: 18th of October 2020.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 113 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 96 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 25.000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity.

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

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Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 92 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

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