Service LEAN Professional (f/m) - Arnhem

Arnhem, Gelderland
08 Oct 2016
06 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about driving continuous improvement in an international environment with a global leader of Wind Energy? Would you thrive in a value adding change management role, where you implement both your solid experience in improvement methodologies and your interpersonal skills? Then please have a look at this career opportunity!

Service LEAN Professional (f/m) - Arnhem, Netherlands
Global Service LEAN Department
Vestas' Global Service business was spun out as a separate business unit during 2014 due to the growing commercial and strategic significance of the service business. With our corporate strategy "Profitable Growth for Vestas" we have communicated specific, ambitious growth targets for service in coming three years. To achieve such targets while keeping our cost base steady requires a fundamental shift in how we operate - commercially as well as operationally.

The Global Service LEAN team is responsible for driving further our Service Business' continuous improvement and execution excellence culture. We drive the process for strategy deployment, work on establishing global concepts, and execute breakthrough improvements based on world class methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma.

Key responsibilities

As a Service LEAN Professional (f/m) you will be part of a team of Lean Professionals in different geographical regions who will work constantly on increasing the operational excellence maturity of the Service business.

While having keeping high safety and quality standards, you will engage with our service sites of the countries and region you support in order to implement our Service LEAN roadmap, and support the sites to increase their LEAN maturity.
The tasks you'll perform in your region will include to:
  • Secure Lean tools deployment
  • Asses training needs
  • Facilitate kaizen events to drive improvements
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Facilitate share of Lean best practices within your region

  • Academic degree Bachelor or Master degree level
  • Several years of LEAN experience and track of success
  • Experience with LEAN in different environments (i.e. manufacturing and transactional)

On the personal level it is very important that you possess influence and persuasiveness and have strong interpersonal skills. You have experience with change management and implementation. You must have also experience driving improvements based on value stream and communicating the next steps towards future state in a way that our technicians understand. Moreover we expect following competencies:
  • Either certification or certified experience or education in continuous improvement disciplines
  • Superior implementation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to create impact & connect with our workforce
  • Able to follow up in different countries (or areas within a country)
  • Superior written/verbal presentation and communication skills in English and German

What we offer
You will develop in a high-performing and high-paced team in a global environment. You will have great impact and influence on the profitability and development of our business. For the right candidate this position will be a platform for further professional and leadership development in a global organization.

Additional information
Please apply online.
Primary work location: Arnhem, Netherlands
Travel activity will be around 50% (Benelux Area)
For additional information regarding the position, please contact Raquel Mora Tel. 49 (0)151 526 211 54

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 51.000 turbines in over 70 countries, and we remain committed to increase that number via our superior, cost-effective wind technologies, products and services.

Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has achieved a market-leading
position with more than 60 GW of installed wind turbines or around 19% of total global capacity.

Every day, everyone at Vestas works to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader and the world's energy mix more sustainable - join us, and be part of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.