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      February 01,2021
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    International Trainee - Procurement Excellence

    Now you can shape the path towards fossil free living. We’re searching for 20 talented individuals to join us on our journey towards fossil free living. Individuals that challenge the way we think, lead us down new paths and contribute to solving the biggest challenge of humankind – climate change. Is this you?

    Become one of our 20 International Trainees at Vattenfall. Each of the trainee positions 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, challenges and matching profile.

    Next to your personal development in this unique position you will be enjoying one year of all we have to offer. Your trainee year will be filled with meet-ups with your international trainee team with likeminded individuals. You will be meeting up virtually to work on assignments and live during four seminar weeks where you will be visiting our power plants and growing your superpowers with a variety of trainings.

    Your role as a Trainee – Procurement Excellence

    Your daily activities:

    • Develop knowledge of our Procurement processes as well as managing a Service Provider
    • Develop SAP knowledge (module MM)
    • Support relationship management with internal stakeholders and the service provider
    • Assist with coordinating daily work distribution and hand-offs from the internal Procurement / Business organization to the service provider
    • Conduct performance checks and suggest corrective measures
    • Create reports and support with optimization of reporting and analysis
    • Contribute to the continuous improvement
    • Bring in new ideas and challenge the existing organization
    • Take an active role in the team meetings
    • Support with ad-hoc operational activities

    Who are you?

    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.

    As a Trainee – Procurement Excellence you recognize yourself in the following:

    • Master’s degree in economics, business informatics, industrial management (including the field of supply chain management or procurement) or any other comparable degree
    • Highly interested in Procurement and the energy industry
    • Strong analytical skills, communication and presentation skills
    • Business awareness / commercial mindset
    • Team player who actively engages with people by asking, sharing, helping or asking for help
    • Strong networking skills and ability to communicate with different stakeholders
    • Organized, proactive and results oriented
    • Good MS Excel and PowerPoint skills, basic SAP knowledge is beneficial
    • Fluent in English and German

    You are our ideal trainee if you are a recent graduate with an academic degree or you graduate before September 2021. You are fluent in English. Skills in other world languages can be a merit. You are willing to relocate for possible assignments throughout the organization. And of course, you identify yourself with our principles: active, open, positive and safe.


    You will be working in the department of Procurement Excellence and the location for this position is flexible (preferred: Berlin).

    What we offer you

    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.

    Read more about the elements of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme here or check our FAQ page.

    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, Denmark, UK and the Netherlands. We take our responsibility seriously and together we are making the change towards fossil freedom. Our goal is to enable a fossil-free living within one generation. We are a dynamic company with an international focus and a social face at the heart of society. Diversity and inclusion is in everything we do, read more about D&I within Vattenfall.

    Application process

    We welcome your application in English, including resume and cover letter via the application button on this page. Last day to apply is February 21st 2021. Selection period starts in February, followed by online tests and interviews in March. An assessment is also part of the recruitment process and will take place in April. The recruitment process will be finalized around the end of April. The last step will be a pre-employment screening. Starting date of the Vattenfall International Trainee Programme will be September 1st 2021.

    Due to COVID-19 all steps of the recruitment process will take place virtual. At Vattenfall we are committed to acting responsibly in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and we are taking all necessary measures to protect employees and job applicants. For more questions about COVID-19, please visit our generic FAQ page.

    We look forward to your application! If you have any questions regarding the Trainee Programme in general or the specific trainee position, please check our: FAQ page. Is your question not answered, please contact your responsible recruiter Bina Deutschendorf, +49 40 79022 2289.

    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.
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