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Project Manager Sustainability


Would you like to contribute to making Vestas even more sustainable? Are you interested in working in a cross functional role? We are currently looking for a new person who can contribute to development and implementation of new sustainability solutions.

Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Digitalisation & Processes
Procurement Excellence & Sustainability is a cross-functional department within Global Procurement, responsible for the digitalisation of Procurement and implementation of Vestas' Sustainability Strategy. The team is located in Denmark (Aarhus and Copenhagen) and with an extended team in Manila and Chennai, that we work very closely with.

As our new Project Manager your role will be to coordinate and run the development, implementation, and adoption of the new sustainability solution within Vestas. Project management will be a key element in your workday where you will be interacting with many different stakeholders both internally and externally on a global scale. You will direct our new Carbon Out Program which combines cost-out and carbon-out initiatives to enable our colleagues in Global Procurement to take the right decisions and accelerate our transformation to secure sustainable growth. You will be responsible for our adoption of sustainability in our procurement organization by engaging with stakeholders and demonstrating that it is possible to gain marketability through carbon reduction in our supply chain.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and drive the implementation of sustainability solutions in Vestas
  • Develop our new Carbon Out Program in Global Procurement to ensure that we reach our 45% carbon footprint reduction target by 2030
  • Mobilise key stakeholders and a cross-functional team that brings the needed capabilities for scoping the project and defining goals and deliverables to make the project a success
  • Develop a detailed project plan to ensure that decisions are made, and execution is being tracked
  • Identify and work with the team to find ways to mitigate and handle risks
  • Provide transparency and demonstrate how we are taking carbon out of our supply chain to accelerate our transformation in Global Procurement
  • Facilitate the change management activities and set up reporting to track progress

On a professional level we expect you to have the following qualifications:

  • Relevant master's degree in supply chain, procurement, business administration, or similar
  • Solid project management skills with a proven history of success
  • Be a skilled collaborator with a professional attitude and demonstrate a high level of independent judgment and proactivity in the change management process
  • Hands-on experience with coordinating and developing carbon reduction initiatives in a procurement department
  • Experience in working with complex supply chain processes and carbon reduction activities
  • Ability to investigate business challenges and translate them into improvement solutions

On a personal level we envision that you have the following competencies:

  • Process improvement mindset and experience
  • Thrive in a progressive environment with a positive and innovative approach
  • Confidently build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders to enable and support effective ongoing carbon-out activities
  • Ability to handle change and take a pragmatic approach to potential issues
  • Good communicator and fluent in English, with the ability to handle stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • You are motivated by achieving goals as a team

What we offer
We offer you an exciting job and the opportunity to be part of developing a new business area in Vestas as part of our effort to become Global Leader in Sustainable Energy Solutions. This is a chance for professional and personal development, and you will be provided with an interesting opportunity to leave your mark on an essential area in Vestas and to be part of an international team with a "can-do" attitude.
Sustainability at Vestas means reducing or eliminating negative environmental and social impacts, as well as maximising the value that our business and products provide for our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, local communities, and the planet at large.

Additional information
Work location: Copenhagen or Aarhus, DK.
This position requires approximately 10-20 days of travel.
For additional information on the position, please contact Lene Søndergaard Hansen +45 21166056.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis however, please note we do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before 08th October 2022.

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the 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. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity.
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.

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