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Purchaser Service Solutions- Port Elizabeth (ZA)



Northern Cape, South Africa
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Are you interested in Procurement? Would you like to work in a Multinational Company? Then this job is for you!

Manufacturing and Global Procurement > COO MED> Service Procurement MED

We are a diverse and varied team of focused purchasing colleagues covering Vestas' MED. MED Regional Procurement Organization (RPO) is responsible for managing MED (Southern Europe, Africa and ME) 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 outcomes 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 in Procurement to join the team. This person (f/m/d) will define and implement, together with the global team, MED Service Solutions category strategy which includes Maintenance, Lifting Solutions and Repairs in Africa.

Your responsibilities will cover:

  • Lead Service Solutions Procurement in Africa towards SMART and Vestas business targets KPIs.
  • Promote continuous cost out/profitability activities
  • Define and implement, together with the global team, the Africa Service Solutions category strategy ( Manpower, Cranes and Repair)
  • Support African 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, delivery, quality and safety
  • Lead Supplier relationship and performance management
  • Work in collaboration with the team members to ensure RPO targets are achieve


  • 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.
  • Advanced English level written and speaking


  • 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 as well as Independent, pragmatic, and solution-oriented working style
  • Ability to prioritize in a time-sensitive situation

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 and development.

Adittional Information

This position is based in Port Elizabeth. Please upload your CV in English

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DEIB Statement
At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, "Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry". Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.

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.
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