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Role Summary: Do you want to provide leadership and direction to local procurement teams in Europe to achieve supply security and material or service cost reduction?
Essential Responsibilities: Become part of the management team for Global Operations and Sourcing.
LM Wind Power is looking for a new leader to our Sourcing organization, with overall responsibility for providing leadership and direction to achieve supply security and material or service cost reduction for our sourcing organisation in Europe. This position will also have the responsibility for supplier relationship management and execution of sourcing targets, as well as providing support for the execution of the global commodity strategy sourcing plan. You will support a scope of indirect spend of 80 MUSD and 90 MUSD direct materials in Europe. You will be based in our global business office in Schiphol, Amsterdam.
Your main responsibilities will be within the areas operational sourcing, supplier relationship management and strategic sourcing. More specifically you will provide leadership and direction to local procurement plant teams in Europe, you will manage the relationship with suppliers for specific areas, and support the execution of the commodity strategic sourcing plans.
You will be in close alignment with company strategy through co-operation with the management team, in monthly reviews with the VP for Global Operations and plant manager/directors as well as in close contact with the supply base for direct and indirect supplies.
Qualifications/Requirements: You have/are
A relevant master degree, either in an accounting, finance, business or commercial discipline; or equivalent knowledge or experience
Preferably, you have a MBA
Excellent successful track record in sourcing areas
Strong negotiation skills
Fluent in English
Desired Characteristics: As a person
you are a strategic and analytical thinker, with a results and team oriented leadership style
a strong communicator and have strong influencing competencies
you are a self- starter who sees possibilities and not limitations
you have a clear sense of urgency and a global mindset
you must be prepared to travel up to 30% of your time
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