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US Management Trainee, Business Development & Commercial Ops at Vestas Wind Systems

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Employer: Vestas Wind Systems

Expires: 04/01/2020

US Management Trainee, Business Development & Commercial Ops US, Portland | Student / Trainee / Apprentice | Full-Time | ID: 8347 Are you ready to power your career and want to make an impact? Then kick-start your career in the Vestas U.S. Management Trainee Program.  About U.S. Management Trainee Program Vestas Management Trainee Programme is a 18 month program where you will have the opportunity to work on three 6-month assignments with a progressive increase in challenge and responsibility. By joining the US Management Trainee Program and Vestas, you will be part of an ambitious, high-paced and goal-oriented culture with regional and potentially global career opportunities.  In this rotation, the Graduate will work with three different SBU units: 1) Sales Operations; 2) Market Intelligence; and 3) “Steelhead” Business Development. By the end of your 18 months in the program, you’ll be intimately familiar with the Vestas commercial business as well as power markets and the renewable energy value chain. Regardless of the position or part of the country – business focus is the focus of this role. The positions are aimed at candidates with various bachelor’s degree e.g. either within Finance, Engineering or other Business areas.About the departmentSales Operations is the heart of Vestas Americas day to day activity and portfolio optimization. Here you’ll spend time learning the fundamentals of how Vestas prices and delivers solutions to its customers. In Market Intelligence, you’ll be a part of a cross-functional, highly visible team that serves as the go-to resource for market knowledge and commercial analytics across functions. Finally, you’ll spend time with the “Steelhead” Development group working to enable customer projects as well as build out the Vestas project pipeline.  Regardless of the position or part of the country – business focus is the focus of this role. The positions are aimed at candidates with various bachelor’s degree e.g. either within Finance, Engineering or other Business areas.  Responsibilities•   Support portfolio optimization activities through financial analysis, supply chain planning and presentation materials•   Develop pitch decks for customer presentations via research and data analysis•   Quantify impact of external market factors such as economic incentives, supply chain price volatility, environmental restrictions, and federal/state/local governmental rules as it may impact company and project financials•   Research project development opportunities, develop financial models and support execution of existing project pipeline Qualifications•   Holds a relevant bachelor’s degree (or will finish one before June 2020) from university•   Excellent IT skills with GIS and/or Computer Science (e.g., R, Python) experience preferred•   Energy experience and/or education preferred•   English language required, additional language preferredCompetencies•   Holds a strong business acumen •   Excellent analytical and communication skills •   Lives up to the Vestas Values of accountability, collaboration, simplicity and passion, which form the backbone for our culture of striving for world class•   Ability to challenge and influence peers•   Commitment to continuous improvement and encourage innovation Behavior •   Global mindset – preferably experience from working hands-on with different cultures•   Great networking capabilities – understands how to utilize your network for greater achievements•   Solution-oriented – quick in establishing root cause of problems, even faster in finding potential solutions•   Goal-oriented – knows what it takes to win and has the desire to pursue victory. Yet, shows humbleness where appropriate•   Shows and uses reflection and learning methods in order to continue to develop one’s skills What we offerBy joining Vestas US Management Trainee program, you will become part of a company that always strives to deliver best-in-class wind energy solutions and set the pace in the industry to the benefit of the customers and our planet. If we continue to do this every day, we will be the undisputed global leader within sustainable energy solutions. Additionally: •   An 18-month program with three six-month assignments•   Work in three different USA Vestas Departments•   Full-time position with a strong focus on professional and personal development opportunities•   An attractive compensation-package •   Emphasis on providing you with tools, support and knowledge to learn on the job