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Strategic Purchaser, Tail Spend

Play a significant part in developing game-changing sourcing and procurement strategies in the offshore wind industry  

Are you looking for a position where you can use your sourcing knowledge and experience to build strong and beneficial supplier relations? Are you ready to apply your strong negotiation and collaboration skills in a dynamic and international environment?

Tasks & responsibilities: You will…  

…secure that all KPIs and targets are achieved at supplier level, incl. safety, quality, delivery, contract compliance and cost. You will be responsible for your own supplier portfolio and secure and increase savings and customer satisfaction through sourcing projects and supplier development programs.  

It will be your responsibility to optimise our Tail Spend category to ensure a strategic approach towards this area. Today, the area consists of a significant number of parts and suppliers, which we will consolidate, organise and optimise in regard to quality, cost and delivery performance. You will also support the Head of Sourcing Execution with tactical and operational tasks, as well as support the factories on escalated supplier issues, and in order to secure best utilisation of resources, you will support across categories when needed.  

Your tasks will furthermore include:   

  • Manage own supplier portfolio – SRM, master data, supplier performance and contracts 
  • Support the Category Manager and the Category Team from a commercial perspective 
  • Lead RFQ processes and negotiations with suppliers 
  • Support the development and execution of the sourcing strategy, supplier selection and cost reduction efforts 
  • Coordinate and align efforts/initiatives with SCM colleagues 
  • Support factory logistic purchasers and category purchasers in escalated delivery issues 

Skills & experience: Our new colleague…  

…has strategic sourcing and category management experience from relevant industry. You have good  interpersonal skills and a development-oriented mindset combined with a good understanding of business processes. As a person, you have strong negotiation- and project management skills. To succeed in this role, you must be able to prioritise your tasks and be a strong communicator as well as thrive in a dynamic and international environment.  

We expect that you:   

  • Have financial understanding and good IT skills, especially Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Analytical and structured work style
  • Have in-depth understanding of the value chain 
  • Are flexible, open-minded and works independently 
  • Are fluent in English 

Join us if you…  

...want to work in an international and ambitious company where we work shoulder to shoulder every day to become the global leader in the offshore wind market. You will be part of a dedicated team in an organisation characterised by being ambitious, innovative and professional.  

In Sourcing, we offer you:  

  • The opportunity to work with highly skilled sourcing professionals   
  • A broad interface with many stakeholders  
  • The opportunity to work with a determined and motivated Category Management team   
  • Great colleagues that support each other and work together  
  • Excellent opportunities for professional and personal development  
  • The opportunity to make your mark on our Category Management strategies  
  • The opportunity to work with challenging tasks and ambitious objectives  

Apply now  

We’re already looking forward to hearing from you. In case you have questions about the position, please contact Head of Sourcing Execution, Thomas Lyng-Jeppesen, on +45 4038 2776. Your primary work location will be Warrington, UK and you should expect 50-80 travel days of per year. Please note that applications are handled on an ongoing basis. So, please send your application and CV as soon as possible using the link on this page. We treat all inquiries confidentially.    

Established in April 2014, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas Wind Systems A/S. Our vision is to be a leading player in the offshore industry by co-developing offshore wind as a financially viable and sustainable energy source to benefit future generations. An international organisation with +3000 employees and HQ in Aarhus, Denmark, we also have offices in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and the USA.

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