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Product Portfolio Director

Vattenfall GmbH
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Utilities / Energy
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Portfolio Director
Job Description

We're looking for passionate individuals to help us harness the power of the wind and the sun to change the world for the better. Do you want to find your element working for fossil freedom? Lead the charge in delivering top-tier electrical infrastructure for offshore wind projects as our Product Portfolio Director within Project Delivery & Engineering's Energy Infrastructure division.

Project Delivery & Engineering is the engine room of our offshore wind Business Unit, transforming our project pipeline into distinguished performing assets through a mix of project execution excellence and a strong engineering backbone serving the whole asset lifecycle.

Within the expansive domain of Project Delivery & Engineering, our Energy Infrastructure division is eagerly seeking an accomplished Product Portfolio Director. This pivotal position is dedicated to advancing our mission of delivering best in class electrical infrastructure for the next generation of offshore wind projects. As the Product Portfolio Director, you will assume direct oversight of either Cable Systems or Substations and Grid Integration, reporting directly to the Head of Department and serving as a cornerstone within the Energy Infrastructure team.

The Product Portfolio Director embodies the connective expertise of our organisation, forging key connections between Offshore Development and Generation departments. Also, they play a key role in facilitating the seamless integration of either substation or cable system products into the Project Delivery setting, ensuring continuity and efficiency throughout the process.

Furthermore, the Product Portfolio Director plays a strategical role in collaboration with Concept Development and Category Management teams. Together, they spearhead the identification and implementation of tailored procurement frameworks designed to meet the special needs of the portfolio. This proactive approach not only secures essential capacity and capability for multiple or clustered delivery projects but also ensures that our organisation remains agile and adaptable to evolving project dynamics, all while upholding our commitment to excellence in execution.

Key Responsibilities.

  • Main interface towards Offshore Development and Generation function of BU Offshore
  • Ensure a portfolio-driven approach across products, projects and assets.
  • Maintain up-to-date product portfolio to support commercial, technical and supply chain optimisation of project pipeline through established VF modelling tools.
  • Maintain a continued learning loop, capturing learnings from supplier interactions, project execution and operations into a knowledge base to support the identification of new concept developments and optimise early-stage asset projects.
  • Drive Portfolio G2M approaches and act as PD&E sign-off in setting the procurement strategy for asset projects
  • Negotiation and ownership of clustered and/or Framework agreements for strategical scope elements

Be in your element with BA Wind

Our wind, solar and batteries business offers a unique opportunity to be in your element working to help harness the forces which will take us to fossil freedom.

As part of BA Wind you will play a key role in one of the most exciting pipelines in the industry with 24GW of capacity stretching out more than a decade ahead across our key European markets.

You won't only be involved in developing projects but pioneering cutting-edge innovation, new business models and ways of working with communities and the environment. Working as part of a leading European utility also means you could be helping a growing number of major businesses and brands achieve their own sustainability goals through partnerships.


Your profile / who are you?

As a key member of our Business Unit, you'll need strong stakeholder management skills to develop a unified portfolio strategy within your area. You must understand the technical details and have sharp business insight to make decisions that support our overall goals. With a proven technical background and commercial awareness, you'll oversee all phases of offshore wind asset lifecycle, from start-up to decommissioning. Your broad view will enable you to handle complexities and promote sustained value in our offshore wind investments.


  • Degree in appropriate engineering/technical discipline
  • Strong commercial focus and decision-making acumen.
  • Deep understanding of offshore wind industry and/or transmission sector
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic international environment.
  • Good degree of self-motivation with a flexible approach to work

Why not start your journey to working for fossil freedom by applying now? We look forward to receiving your application!

LocationKolding, Denmark - London, United Kingdom - Hambourg, Germany.

Additional Information

Our offer

Looking for a career with growth?

Looking for a role where your superpowers can be leveraged to the maximum and with limitless opportunities for growth?

The scale and ambition of our wind, battery and solar business means you can really find your element with us. We'll also provide you with all the learning and development you need to expand your horizons.

We strive to be the best place to work in the industry with highly competitive pay and conditions and an open, supportive culture. A commitment to a healthy work-life balance aims to ensure everyone plays to their strengths, whatever their background and experiences.

You will be part of a growing team of 1,700+ colleagues from 50+ nationalities where our positive approach to diversity is reflected in the fact that more than a quarter of staff are women.

More Information

For more informationabout the position you are welcome to contact hiring manager Ian Baker, more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact our recruiter Christian Pathuel,

We welcome your application in English no later than 08.05.2024. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website.

At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to building a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be a good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation. Click here for further information.

The security of Vattenfall and its employees is essential. For that reason, a pre-employment screening will be part of your recruitment process. The screening is based on the role you will fulfill within Vattenfall and will be performed by a third party, Validata.

Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our services are security classed. If this position is security classified the final candidates might be subject to a security vetting process, according to Swedish legislation.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Company Description

Vattenfall is a leading European energy company driving the transition to a sustainable energy system. We have been electrifying industries, powering homes and transforming life through innovation for more than 100 years and now have a mission of working for fossil freedom. We employ around people mostly in our core markets in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the UK.

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