Vattenfall International Trainee Programme – Trainee Supply chain manager

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Power Climate Smarter living - that’s our purpose! We are looking for the brightest minds to make this happen. Start your climate smarter career and become one of the thirty trainees that start their journey in September 2019. Together you will contribute to a fossil free future. You will have a unique position to contribute to our purpose. All we ask from you is to use your Superpowers and share your energy to help us achieve our goal.
Every trainee position is unique, linked to a department within a specific business area and a working location. This means that each position has its own specific responsibilities and challenges and matching profile.
Your responsibilities as Trainee Supply Chain Manager
NES procurement team responsibilities are sourcing and managing the supply chain for hardware in our Decentralized value propositions within the categories Electric Vehicle Charging, Solar, Energy storage, Heat pumps and Energy management. In this role you would be responsible to help build up a cost-efficient supply chain for charging infrastructure and solar projects in the Nordics.
Key responsibilities:
• Develop and implement supply chain strategies
• Ensure lowest possible cost price for delivery of hardware, software and services on all Vattenfall markets
• Manage stakeholder relationships
• Develop and build relationships with key suppliers and partners
• Prepare and execute strategic supplier meetings and negotiations
Your profile as Trainee Supply Chain Manager
Whether you want a climate smarter career as an energy specialist, visionary manager or inspirational project lead in the energy sector. We offer you these possibilities within the trainee programme. We are looking for recent graduates holding an academic degree. You are fluent in business English. Skills in other world languages can be a merit. Furthermore, you are willing to relocate for possible assignments throughout the organization. Of you identify yourself with our principles: active, open, positive and safety mindset.
As a Trainee Supply Chain Manager you recognize yourself in the following qualifications:
• Business acumen such as ability to prepare and execute on a negotiation strategy
• Professionalism in building and maintaining constructive supplier and stakeholder relationships
• Result-driven – Procurement / Supply Chain is about lowering cost and increasing efficiency
• Communicates well in (at least) English and can hold a meeting fit-for-purpose and fit-for-audience
• Excellent strategist and analyst with ability to understand complex systems
Location: Flexible 
Our offer for you as an International Trainee
Vattenfall International Trainee Programme is the kickstart of your career within Vattenfall. You will have the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills over the course of a year. In the trainee programme you will take part in international workshops and site visits during the seminar weeks. You will have the opportunity to work abroad and get a good overview of our entire organization. Each position comes with a competitive salary and an excellent remuneration package.
Diversity & inclusion - in everything we do
At Vattenfall we build on the fact that diverse teams can outperform homogeneous teams. But we can only unleash and leverage the power of diversity, if we make everybody feel included. Read more about our important work on diversity & inclusion
More information
We welcome your application in English, including resume and cover letter via the application button at this page. You can read more about the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme and meet our former trainees at
Last day to apply is March 10th 2019. Selection period starts in March/April, followed by interviews in April/May. An assessment is also part of the recruitment process and will take place in May in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. The recruitment process will be finalized around the end of May/beginning of June. The last step will be a pre-employment screening. Starting date of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme will be September 2nd 2019.
We look forward to your application! If you have any questions regarding the trainee programme in general or the specific trainee position, contact responsible recruiting manager Marie Kimming,, +46 70 373 36 58.
Our Organization
At Vattenfall you can free your superpowers! We are one of the European market leaders in the generation of renewable energy and are primarily active in Scandinavia, Germany, UK and the Netherlands. Together we discover renewable energy solutions. What's more, we also have a significant stake in the growing wind energy market in Western Europe. We are a dynamic company with an international focus and a social face at the heart of society. Our goal is to make fossil-free living possible within one generation.
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Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our services are security classed. If this position is security classed the final candidates might be subjected to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation.

Last updated: 2019-02-13 11:45