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Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition

Requisition ID:  22848

Aarhus N, Region Midtjylland, DK Copenhagen S, Region Sjælland, DK

Work experience:  Senior Management
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory


In Vestas, it is crucial that we have the right people in the right role at the right time! Are you passionate about talent acquisition, and would you like to utilize your leadership and talent acquisition skills in Vestas – a global leader in sustainable energy solutions? Then you might be the new Head of Global Talent Acquisition in Vestas


People & Culture > Global Talent Management > Global Talent Acquisition


Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions and design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe. Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future and with more than +145 GW of wind turbines in 85 countries, Vestas have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Vestas is a global leader in sustainable energy solutions; an ever-growing industry, which requires us to be able to attract, recruit, develop and retain business critical talents – also in new markets where Vestas may not be well known as a brand. We are on a mission to become the Employer of Choice in the sustainable energy industry by 2023, be the most inclusive employer, and to increase women in leadership positions. As Global Head of Talent Acquisition with more than 5000 recruitments per year, you will play an important role in the initiatives that will enable us to achieve these goals. The function reports to the Vice President of Global Talent Management.


As Head of Global Talent Acquisition, you will interact with global key stakeholders across functions, especially the Global Talent Management Team, global and regional HR functions, and business leaders. You will have 5 regional talent acquisition managers covering North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and China, North, South and Eastern Europe and Africa reporting directly to you. Together with you team you will set the direction for global talent acquisition in Vestas and be responsible for leading and delivering operational excellence in end-to-end recruitment processes in Vestas.



  • Lead Vestas’ global Recruitment Process Outsourced (RPO) set-up with global vendors in close collaboration with procurement
  • Lead and inspire a global team of dedicated regional talent acquisition managers
  • Ensure continuous improvement of services, processes and enabling technologies and align priorities with regional talent acquisition managers
  • Ensure collaboration with and continuous engagement with relevant senior stakeholders across the business to understand future recruitment needs
  • Drive important initiatives in Vestas’ Talent & Leadership Must-Win Battle around attraction, diversity and succession in close collaboration with your colleagues in the global talent management leadership team



  • You have deep understanding for talent acquisition with a proven history of translating this knowledge in the business content. 
  • Experience with running and outsourced Recruitment set-up and vendor management
  • 10+ years relevant experience from working in global businesses ideally having worked in more than one country
  • Experience from working in and with different cultures in a global matrix organisation.
  • People manager experience and the ability to deliver results while developing your team with exemplary Values based behaviours



  • Demonstrated ability to effectively managing and influencing a broad range of stakeholders across organisational levels and functions
  • A proven history of using data (qualitative and quantitative) to make strategic decisions to drive change; if the data does not exist, you are able to create it based on user-input
  • The ability to design, promote, and communicate initiatives internally and externally 
  • Great communication skills in English (verbal and written), comfortable with public speaking 
  • The ability to translate complex data into simplified messages and solutions


What we offer
We offer an exciting and challenging job with great development opportunities in a progressive, committed, and international environment. You will have an interesting opportunity to grow your career while contributing to future business results across the entire employee value chain. 


Additional information
The work location will be in Aarhus, Denmark. Extensive travelling should be expected when it is possible.
We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible and no later than 15th January 2022.

About Vestas                                                                
Vestas is proud to be the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Vestas strives to be the most inclusive workplace in the sustainable energy industry and ensure equal opportunities for everyone regardless of the social identity. We are stronger as a company not despite our differences, but because of them, both professionally and personally. Beyond a diverse workforce, we want to ensure that all of our employees are included and actively contributing to Vestas’ success and innovation. Only then can we become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions and ensure sustainability in everything we do. 

At Vestas, we offer global opportunities for people with growth mindsets and the desire to make a shared and positive impact. We work in the true spirit of our corporate values: accountability, simplicity, collaboration, and passion. We expect everyone to live up to these in their day to day work – no matter what you do and where you are in the organisation.

Learn more about Vestas at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels