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Vestas Factory

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

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.


Business Improvement > Service Lean > Operational Excellence NCE
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 upply Chain, Lean and Six Sigma.


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



  • An academic degree Bachelor level or higher
  • Minimum 5 years of LEAN Supply Chain experience and track of achievement
  • Experience with LEAN Supply Chain in different environments (i.e. manufacturing and transactional.)


On the personal level it is very important that you possess influence and persuasiveness and have good social skills. You got 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:

  • Either certification or certified experience or education in Lean Supply Chain and Logistics disciplines
  • Superior pragmatical, 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, plus the main language in the country/region you work with


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.


Additional information

Your primary work location will be Aarhus, Denmark. You can expect up to 50 days travel per year. We look forward to receiving your application no later than 4th May, 2021.

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.