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Vestas Factory

HR Business Partner 
US, Portland | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 3727 

At Vestas your achievements impact more than your career and our company: Your achievements drive more sustainable power for our planet, and you change the energy industry and our world for the better – because wind energy is all Vestas does. As part of the HR Team, you have daily impact working with all levels of the organization including international with global career opportunities.


Group Staff Functions > P&C Region NA > Regional HR Services AME


Serve as a Business Partner and work with functional clients to plan, develop and implement concrete people strategies and provide leadership in the change process to create a productive culture focused on and accountable for results, stronger collaboration and teamwork, and fully engages and develops team members.


  • Provide consulting on change management, people strategies, effective leadership and management skills, learning and development processes and organization effectiveness.
  • Conduct annual workforce planning discussions that include: evaluation of market demands and challenges, competency requirement identification versus existing competencies, organizational design and gap strategies. Work with management and P&C colleagues to identify solutions and address the issues.
  • Partner with functional client leadership to develop and implement succession plan through identification, development, mentoring, and training of key positions.
  • Address complex employee relations issues within the business environment by analyzing the situation, identifying root causes and providing effective and proactive resolution to increase alignment with company vision, goals and related employment laws and practices. Coach, counsel and recommend solutions to managers and employees concerning employee relations issues. Analyze the facts and recommend appropriate action for the issue.
  • Conduct investigations of employee complaints, Title VII allegations, or violation of policies and procedures for responsible areas to ensure compliance with all local, provincial, state, and federal employment laws. Maintains records of employee relations cases.
  • Ensure policies, procedures and practices comply with employment laws and align with Company strategic goals. Advise management on strategies designed to maintain consistent treatment and compliance with employment laws to create an environment that encourages employee creativity and innovation.
  • Provide guidance to management on strategies to effectively manage employee performance to reduce the risk of employment litigation, increase employee morale, and minimize turnover.
  • Identify training needs within functional areas of responsibility, assist with the development of training programs, and conduct training if required. This will ensure employees and managers understand Company policies, minimize employee relations issues and enhance employee development.
  • Participate in process improvement efforts and Company cross-functional teams to ensure our processes are streamlined and meet our client expectations. Analyze internal trends as well as practices of other companies to make recommendations to management to ensure the Company remains competitive and is able to attract/retain qualified employees.
  • Partner with functional People & Culture colleagues in Business Academy, Compensation & Benefits, HR Systems, and Recruiting.



  • Minimum of BA/BS degree with at least 7 years of related HR / OD experience or the equivalent.
  • PHR, SPHR, GPHR Certification preferred.
  • Requires demonstrated HR generalist or business partnering experience and knowledge of all HR functions.
  • Must have ability to understand and develop effective HR and OD strategies while understanding the implications from a culture, business success, company practice and legal standpoint.



  • Ability to be proactive, navigate the enterprise to drive a variety of short- and long-term strategies and tactics with varying priorities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. employment law required and Canadian employment law preferred.
  • Demonstrated flexibility working in a dynamic and changing organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently with emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills, specifically in MS Office products.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationship with all internal contacts/coworkers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including confidentiality, interpersonal skills, presentation skills and an ability to use a variety of communication tools. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, especially senior managers and other key decisions makers.


What we offer 
As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; paid time off (PTO); generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.


It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department. 

Additional Information
This position is located in Portland, OR.

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 and following us on our social media channels.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon