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Director of Global People Services, NCE

Requisition ID:  31094

Aarhus N, Region Central Jutland, DK

Work experience:  Senior Management
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Human Resource Management

Vestas Factory

Can you power the solution by directing a team that creates and delivers great experiences for all employees and leaders in the moments that matter?


People & Culture > Digital P&C Automation > Global People Services

The People & Culture organisation is overall responsible for building Vestas´ capacity to attract, develop, and retain the industry’s highest quality workforce. Carrying out on Vestas’ growth strategy is in the hands of the people, and P&C has a central role to play in developing the talent, processes, and culture that will enable Vestas to succeed.


Global People Services, NCE (North/Central Europe) is covering employees in Vestas’ locations in North and Central Europe which sums approximately 15.000 employees in 22 countries. The scope is services related to HR operations such as payroll, HR masterdata, benefits, contracts incl. documentation, regional HR services desk, re-imbursements etc. We are making sure the core of people services runs smoothly and the business gets the right support at the right time.  


In Global People Services, NCE, we have a close partnership with the business, regional P&C management teams, P&C Global Delivery Center (Manila), IT and Finance in the enablement of process, technologies and adoption of solutions across the core HR services and payroll domain. Moreover, we will be an important contributor to the future overall digital HR transformation for P&C.


We encourage a culture based on accountability and foster employee performance and success by providing an inclusive, motivating environment with collaboration at its core. You will experience a team of great diversity both within competencies, experience, gender, and nationality.


As Director of Global People Services, NCE, your purpose is to guide your team that creates and delivers great experiences for all employees and leaders in the moments that matter. You will direct the teams responsible for day-to-day operations and services required to support delivery and facilitate a culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement. This includes:  

  • Leading, coaching and inspiring your team of 3 Managers, which overall covers +40 employees in Payroll and Service desk  
  • Handle operational P&C projects (e.g. HR systems and global payroll implementations) and ensure seamless implementations of global P&C projects within the region
  • Identify and coordinate continuous performance improvement projects to improve P&C services and payroll accuracy, compliance, productivity or employee satisfaction
  • Design and implement a quality control improvement process that ensures all HR transactions are timely, accurate, and compliant, incl. metrics to measure execution effectiveness
  • Ensure compliant and accurate reporting, and support global payroll tax and other audits, controls, special programs, mobility programs, GDPR and other jurisdictional requirements in every country
  • Develop an annual HR Operational Plan for key events, including detailed communications plans
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of the regional NCE payroll


The main qualification is that you are motivated and can succeed with inclusive and motivating leadership along with great success with process understanding and optimisation.

  • Master’s degree within a relevant business education along with leadership experience
  • Minimum of 10 years’ of HR Operations leadership with significant HR service experience ideally gained in a business of similar global reach and complexity
  • Experience in the delivery of services in shared services environment
  • Experience with working in an international matrixed environment
  • Proven success with communication and influencing stakeholders at all organisational levels
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and initiate change management efforts to promote adoption of new strategies and processes
  • Experience with multi-country payroll delivery is highly desirable


To build a high-performing function and do well in the role, we believe the following competences are essential:

  • A skilled communicator who can communicate P&C strategy and vision for the organisation in a compelling and inspiring way
  • Strong leadership skills and experience
  • A trusted advisor with solid influencer skills and good on relations incl. demonstrating an ability to bridging differences in opinions or handle conflict of interests
  • A skilled stakeholder manager with a consultative approach and solid understanding of others direction and needs
  • Able to direct change from the front and be the catalyst to energise the human dimensions of the organisation
  • Guide organisational change programs and when necessary being strict without accepting compromises
  • Coordinating effectively country and cultural differences inherent in an international organisation


What we offer
You will have an interesting opportunity to stretch your capabilities and project toolbox by learning from and sparring with diverse and professional colleagues in a multifaceted international environment. Moreover, you will get the chance to make a real impact in a global organisation where we all work for a sustainable future. At Vestas, we aim at being sustainable in all aspects – both as employer and business partner. We value initiative, responsibility, involvement and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will become part of a highly professional environment with a significant professional commitment and lots of passion. Vestas is growing and developing, and we want you to grow with us.


Additional information
Your primary work location will be Vestas’ headquarter in Aarhus, Denmark.
You can expect up to 30 days of travel per year. 

The application deadline is 30th November 2022.

For additional information on the position, please contact Vice President, Rene Raasted at +45 2513 5372.

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. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.