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Configuration Manager

Requisition ID:  28246

Aarhus N, Region Midtjylland, DK

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Function: 

Vestas Factory

Do you have the aspiration to work for the leader in renewable energy?
Are you a person experienced in Product architecture, Product management, Configuration management or Modularization? 
If so, you could be our new Configuration Manager to join our team.


Power Solutions > Quality Improvements and Processes > Product Verification & Lifecycle Management

Vestas Power Solutions (VPS) is where new product ideas are developed, matured, improved, and tested. Within Vestas Power Solutions (VPS), you'll find our department, Configuration Management, as part of Quality Improvements and Processes.
Our team works across sales, product development, engineering, sourcing, manufacturing, and services. We are a global team of consultants, NPI engineers, Configuration Specialists etc.


As part of project core team, our department is represented from the early stages in new product development projects and throughout the product life cycle. You will be responsible for handling the configurations within a module. 
In addition, you will guide the business improvement program for continuous improvement and development of capabilities within CLM, in close collaboration with stakeholders across the organization.
As a configuration manager you will:

  • Handle product and sales configuration
  • Provide and maintain overview of product configuration - Product Family Master Plan (PFMP)
  • Be accountable for Configuration Modules, their characteristics and configuration rules across context
  • Ensure timely release of Configuration Modules toward the sales organization, Supply chain planning & manufacturing
  • Accountable for the Upper- & module-level BoM
  • Be responsible for the Engineering Change Management portfolio within Product Sales Configuration & timely implementation of new releases
  • Support the further development of CLM business improvement roadmap, program plans, business cases, and realization strategies to implement upon defined strategies 


As an ideal candidate you are expected to have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Management or equivalent, combined with experience in handling product configuration & variants
  • More than 5-7 years' proven relevant experience and your current/recent position could be within technology development or project management 
  • In-depth understanding of modularization techniques and principles
  • Good foundation on overall Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) or directly related disciplines
  • Have a holistic understanding of project management, maybe from the wind turbine industry or similar
  • Significant basic knowledge of PLM, MES, ERP systems
  • Fluent in English and able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organization


We see the ideal candidate possessing the following personality and competencies:  

  • A good understanding of standard project execution models incl. SCRUM, TOGAF and stage-gate
  • You work methodically without losing sight of the bigger picture
  • You have detailed understanding of how product configuration impacts the value chain in a company
  • You can keep the overview in a time-sensitive and have a pragmatic approach
  • You are committed and flexible with the ability to decide and implement with limited to no supervision
  • You have project management skills, Customer focus, action-oriented, Team-player, Global mindset
  • You know how to coordinate with stakeholders efficiently by building and maintaining relations


What we offer
As a Configuration Manager at Vestas, you will be in the heart of the action of the wind industry. You would be joining a highly professional team and you will experience working in a global setup, collaborating with stakeholders across the entire Vestas Value Chain. Furthermore, this job offers you an opportunity to develop and lead strategic business improvement projects within our product configuration capabilities.


Additional information
Your primary work location will be Aarhus, Denmark 
Please be advised to apply on or before September 8th 2022.
For further information, please contact Director Configuration Management, Mette Fiedler at +4540982993.
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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the 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. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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