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Senior Director, Powertrain - Global Procurement


Can you lead the procurement department? Can you also develop the strategy to support the overall Vestas Strategy? Then look at this great opportunity!

Manufacturing and Global Procurement > Global Procurement > Direct Material Procurement

Vestas Global Procurement is an award-winning best in class Procurement function within the World’s leading OEM for sustainable & Renewable Energy Solutions. We are overall responsible for all Procurement activities within Vestas, including co-leading cross-functional Module teams, negotiations, Value creation initiatives, Module strategy development and implementation, Performance Metrics Monitoring and development, Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Account Management.

You will direct the Powertrain team, where there are 9 colleagues responsible for sourcing of the Vestas' global demand of Powertrain components, which predominantly consists of Gearboxes, Main Bearings and Generators. We are part of the Global Procurement Department, and the team is based in Denmark, China, India, and Portugal. Together with your 2 Purchasing Managers, you will lead an motivated team, where your effort and ability to create results makes a difference and has a direct impact on both the People and the business.


  • You will be leader for our Procurement Department of 9 people, including Organizational & Individual Development and Talent Development
  • Co-Lead a cross functional Module Team together with your counterpart in R&D and develop and deploy a strategy that supports the overall Vestas strategy, encompassing the needs of all functions
  • Be part of the Direct Materials Management team, and represent this towards internal and external Stakeholders
  • Be an Ambassador for Global Procurement towards internal Stakeholders and External Partners
  • Be a Procurement Professional with an extensive toolbox and the desire to expand this toolbox


  • You have extensive Procurement Experience, including leading cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • You have Leadership Experience, leading culturally diverse teams in various positions
  • You have a skilled theoretical background within Procurement, Engineering, Finance or similar
  • You have extensive experience of budget and KPI/target ownership
  • You are a leader who lives for developing your employees as well as the business, all at the same time.
  • You are a leader who sets visions for where you want to take the team as well as the business, who can create strategies to achieve these visions and the passions & mindset to see them through


  • You have a motivated mindset and the goal to make things better
  • You are open-minded and have an end-to-end value chain mind-set
  • You possess good analytical and communication skills
  • You are a leader with great interpersonal skills
  • Stakeholder Management is in your DNA and creating business relationships both internally and externally comes naturally to you

What we offer
We offer you an exciting and complex job with great opportunities for both professional and personal development within the energy industry's leading OEM of sustainable energy solutions. 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.

Additional information
Your work location will be at Vestas office in Aarhus, DK. Up to 40 travel days/year is expected.
Applications are handled on an ongoing basis. Please apply online with your letter of motivation and CV as soon as possible – and no later than 20th October 2022.
If you have specific questions about the position, please contact Thomas Borup (Head of PTR/NAC/TOW and RPO NCE) via phone +45 2514 9726
All inquiries are treated confidentially.

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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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