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Senior Purchaser

Vestas - Melbourne, VIC

Manufacturing & Industrial
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Senior Purchaser
AU, Melbourne | Professional | Full-Time | ID: 13823

As Vestas continues to grow its projects across Australia and New Zealand, working within our manufacturing and global procurement area, an opportunity has become available for an ambitious Senior Purchaser.

In this department we help our Service business and Production Facilities deliver projects safely, on time, in budget, with the right quality by driving supplier selection for critical indirect spend categories.

The ASP Regional Procurement Organisation (RPO) is responsible for managing ASP (India, Greater Asia, Australia & New Zealand) Vestas' spend with external suppliers. You will report to the Head of ASP Indirect & Service Procurement, the team is working cross-functionally and is responsible for managing all Procurement activities related to Service business.

Manufacturing and Global Procurement
Service Sourcing
AUManufacturing and Global Procurement
Service Sourcing

Key responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for managing the sourcing activities for Wind turbine maintenance, Fleet Sourcing, guest house requirement and other service related indirect sourcing- Develop suppliers for long term supply and service of these commodities
  • Develop fruitful relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders: Service Managers, Site Team, Safety experts, Global commodity managers etc.
  • Develop relationships with our key suppliers and ensure they support us in achieving our strategic objectives.
  • Identify and lead Purchasing projects in the region, on different indirect commodities (materials and services): Supporting definition of requirements / Sourcing / RFQ / Selection / Contracting.
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to improve our Safety and Quality performance, reduce the TCO, streamline processes
  • Drive continuous improvement (work together with Business for Supplier performance improvement, periodical market analysis for cost benchmark to stay competitive etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree in either engineering, business studies or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years experience in purchasing
  • Experience in strong stakeholder management and commercial skills (such as Sales, Project Management, Account Management)
  • Preferably experience in the wind industry, especially dealing with Wind Turbine Maintenance and BoP Spare Parts sourcing alternately experience from the service industry
  • Good interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Having a 'can do' approach and positive attitude towards the challenges you will face
  • Structured approach and analytical and negotiation skills
  • Positive and solution-oriented problem solver
  • Understanding about Supplier Relationship Management
  • Cross cultural skills (will work as part of an international team)
  • Team working competences within a Matrix organization
What we offer:
  • A strong safety culture
  • An opportunity to work with the world leader in wind energy.
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills and professional development.
  • Global career progression prospects
Additional information:
  • 12 month contract with potential to become permanent
  • All potential employees will be subject to undertake a full medical assessment to be considered for this role.
  • 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.
  • CLOSING DATE: Please note the closing date is 24th Feburary 2021
Our Benefits
  • Join the World's Leading Wind Energy Solutions Provider
  • Excellent Career Development opportunities both Nationally and Globally
  • A workplace that embraces Diversity and Inclusion
  • Flexible workplace arrangements
  • 13 weeks Paid Primary Carers Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carers Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
Vestas is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

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 105 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 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 24,500 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 and following us on our social media channels.