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Vestas Factory

Business Innovation Specialist 
DK, Aarhus | Management | Full-Time | ID: 3269
 

Are you looking for the opportunity to innovate the future of sustainable energy? Would it motivate you to have great impact on Vestas’ future products and business opportunities? 
If so, then you may be the candidate that we are looking for as Business Innovation Specialist in Vestas’ Innovation & Concepts department as part of the Innovation Management team. 

 

Power Solutions > Innovation & Concepts > Innovation Management
Innovation Management is accountable for market and business analysis within future trends and disruptive energy solutions. 

Additional Innovation Management has the responsibility for the development of the innovation portfolio incl. the process for the technology- and innovation roadmaps and ensuring that it has sufficient perspective and innovation height to secure competitiveness in the mid and long term. 

 

Finally, is Innovation Management also responsible for developing strong and competitive innovation processes and capabilities to support a strong and targeted innovation approach.  We are a small team with high drive and intensity based on the wish to make a difference.  

 

We have a visible "can do" attitude and are not afraid to be different. We have a willingness to take calculated, technological risks, because giving room to fail is one of the sources for groundbreaking innovations. 

 

Responsibilities
You will report to the Senior Director for Innovation Management and will be part of the Innovation Management and market team in Innovation & Concepts. You will the business lead in a number of innovation projects as part of multiple cross functional project teams. Your responsibility includes:

  • Build business justification for innovation projects and market pilots through business case modeling of various concepts targeting the renewable energy sector. The business cases can vary from very early validation to full scale commercial business cases
  • Developing business and market analysis including technology perspectives through continuous research to ensure high quality project decision making
  • Engage with potential customer and internal sales units when defining commercial pilot project to ensure customers insight and customers perspectives is a core part of the project foundation
  • Investigate future market and technology trends thought industry research
  • Drive Business Model Innovation in our innovation projects defining new value steams and value propositions
  • Contribution to opportunity mapping for the innovation portfolio of Innovation and Concepts

 

Qualifications

  • You have a relevant Master's degree within business development or technology with a focus on business and strategy (e.g. Cand. Merc. or similar) 
  • You have 4-6 years of experience from a similar position, from either an international organisation or consultancy
  • You have experience with business modelling within the sustainable energy sector
  • You have vast experience in scenario building and concept development in innovation project, combined with a solid technical understanding, which enables you to bridge commercial perspectives with technology development
  • You have solid experience in communicating with a broad set of stakeholders on all levels
  • You have experience working in cross company, cross national, cross-functional and cross-cultural conditions

 

Competencies

  • We envision you to possess very strong analytical skills with attention to details and have an extensive toolbox to draw upon building business cases
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and an action-driven approach; you go beyond known technical boundaries and will challenge status quo to identify disruptive and innovative solutions of the future
  • You are proactive and process a commercial mindset and the ability to spot a business opportunity among numerous options and drive the opportunity all the way to success
  • You possess strong stakeholder management skills and communicate with passion and get the message through irrespective of the audience and performs equally well on the factory floor as at a board of directors meeting
  • You are comfortable in an environment characterised by high intensity and uncertainty and thrive in a creative but structured work environment where things not always follow a pre-defined line    

What we offer
We offer you an exciting and challenging job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. The position is a rare chance for a career within strategy, innovation and market creation. You will get a unique opportunity to be part of a team within an essential area in Vestas being part of an international team with a visible "can-do" attitude and a strong drive working with innovation and new breakthrough solutions.

 

Additional information
Work location will be at Vestas’ Headquarter in Aarhus, Denmark. You will work closely with colleagues globally in Vestas and as well as partners outside Vestas, so 10-30 days of travel per year must be expected.

 

For additional information on the position please contact, Senior Director - Innovation & Concepts, Troels Lange Andersen at +45 6021 2127.


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 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 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 24,600 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

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