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Purchaser Service Solutions- Johannesburg (ZA)



Northern Cape, South Africa
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

Are you interested in joining a global and diverse company? Do you want to be part of a company who is bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future? Then, this might be the right job for you!

We are looking for a enthusiastic Purchaser to join our Regional Department in South Africa

We are a diverse and varied team of focused purchasing colleagues covering Vestas' MED. MED Regional Procurement Organization (RPO) is responsible for managing MED (South Europe, Middle East and Africa) Vestas' spend with external suppliers. With a matrix organization, with global and regional roles, the RPO ensures the deployment of common strategy and processes with same overall goals across all Vestas regions.
You will report to the Head of MED Service Procurement, the full team is working cross-functionally and is responsible for managing all Procurement activities related to Service business.


We are looking for a Service Solutions Purchaser (Cranes, Maintenance and Repair related topics) to join the team.
Your responsibilities will cover:

  • Define and implement, together with the global team, the South Africa Service Solutions category strategy.

  • Support regional activities running RFQ's for Service Solutions​ (stakeholder management, supplier selection, contract preparation and negotiation)

  • Support MED sales team on finding subcontractors in new Markets

  • Ensure that suppliers are supporting Vestas goals in terms of cost, sustainability, delivery, quality and safety.

  • Lead Supplier relationship and performance management.

  • Work in collaboration with the team members to ensure RPO targets are achieved


  • We are looking for an effective procurement professional, ideally with a proven history of a similar category.

  • Bachelor/diploma or Master's degree in the field of (or related to) Supply Chain Management (either Business or Engineering) is required.

  • Experience of 4 years in Procurement.

  • Highly proficient in English, written and verbally and ideally in French and Arabic. Other languages will be highly valuated (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian...).


  • Good interpersonal and stakeholder management skills

  • Having a 'can do' approach and positive attitude towards the situations you will face

  • Structured person with analytical and negotiation skills

  • Cross cultural skills (will work as part of an international team)

  • Team working competences within a Matrix organization

  • Ability to prioritize in a time-sensitive setting

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 most established OEM of sustainable energy solutions. You will be provided with a unique opportunity to set your footprints within an essential area of Vestas. You will be part of an international team, with a high level of collaboration and a commitment to growth

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 173 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 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.