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Vestas Factory

Supply Chain Specialist for Lean 
DK, Aarhus | Specialist | Full-Time 
| ID: 12611 

Our team are looking for a skilled Supply Chain professional who is keen to make an impact in our continuous improvement journey! In this role you will be involved with key stakeholders in the business and bringing your supply chain expertise to focus on how we move things forward 
 

Business Improvement > Service Lean > Operational Excellence NCE
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 high expectations to our 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 propelling further our Service Business' continuous improvement and execution excellence culture. We direct the process for Strategy Deployment, work on establishing global concepts, and implement breakthrough improvements based on world class methodologies such as Lean Supply Chain, Lean and Six Sigma.
 

Responsibilities
You will be part of a team of Lean and Six Sigma blackbelts in different geographical regions who will work constantly on increasing the Lean maturity of the Service business and implementing improvements to reduce operational costs. You will also engage with our Supply Chain and Repair organization to promote the trends of our metrics towards high-quality benchmarks. You will also work in your region towards stock turns increase, decrease in obsolescence development, Process Improvement and decrease of repair costs in the supply chain.

 

The tasks you'll perform in your region will include:

  • Perform periodically Lean maturity assessment in logistics areas and processes
  • Implement Lean Transformation plans based on Supply Chain and Lean maturity assessment
  • Facilitate kaizen events to promote improvements and process updates
  • Reduce operational costs through Supply Chain Improvements
  • Facilitate and share Lean best practices across different regions and Repair facilities

 

Qualifications

  • Solid level of Supply Chain experience ideally from different environments ( i.e. service/maintenance, manufacturing, transactional etc)
  • An academic degree Bachelor level or higher
  • Lean experience would be ideal but as a minimum you should be experienced in process optimisation and continuous improvement
  • Proven skills in stakeholder management at all levels
  • Comfortable and proficient in delivering workshops and similar activities

 

Competencies

On the personal level it is very important that you possess influence and persuasiveness along with good social skills. You will have extensive experience with supply Chain, Logistics, Change management and implementation. You will also have experience propelling improvements based on Value Streams and being able to Communicate next steps towards future state in a way that our key stakeholders understand. Moreover, we expect following competencies:

  • Confident communication skills with senior stakeholders
  • Either certification or certified experience or education in Lean Supply Chain and Logistics disciplines
  • Significant pragmatic, implementation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to create impact & connect with our workforce
  • Able to follow up in different countries (or areas within a country)
  • High-quality written/verbal presentation and communication skills in English

 

What we offer
You will develop in an ever-growing 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 or leadership development in a global organization. This is a great opportunity to put your supply chain experience into action, focusing on how we can do things even better!
 

Additional information
Your primary work location will be Aarhus, Denmark. You can expect up to 50 days travel per year. 
All applications should be via our careers site so in order to be considered please apply online using the buttons above and below this advert.
For further questions please contact Talent Acquisition Partner Martin Whittle +44(0)7515325141.


About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 113 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 96 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 25.000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.