Operational Excellence (Lean Six Sigma) Leader

Requisition ID:  45731

Portland, OR, US

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

 Vestas Factory

 Specialist | Full-Time | Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

The Global Service LEAN team is responsible for coordinating further our Service Business' continuous improvement and execution excellence culture. We develop the process for Strategy Deployment, work on establishing global concepts, and implement breakthrough improvements based on methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma.


In this role, you will develop professionally in a high-achieving and high-paced team in a global environment. You will have great impact and influence on the profitability and development of our Service business. While keeping high Safety and Quality standards, you will engage with our front-line operational organization to create value for our customers and shareholders, execute process improvements to reduce operational costs, and increase speed and productivity through waste elimination.



  • Assist in developing scoped projects for execution

  • Implement Lean/Cost-Out projects as directed by Head of Operations

  • Lead and facilitate cross-functional workshops and teams

  • Support closure of key actions related to operational priorities

  • Reduce operational costs through Lean/Six Sigma/Cost-Out project completion

  • Be the motivation for progress on process improvement

  • Support other related projects as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience)

  • Minimum 5 years of Continuous Improvement or Quality experience

  • Experience with Process Improvement & Value Stream Mapping

  • Must have extensive experience bringing about improvements

  • Experience with change management and implementation 

  • Established project management skills

  • Experience facilitating meetings with executive leaders and other key stakeholder groups

  • Ability to speak effectively with external groups, customers, and employees



  • Able to connect improvement with operational and financial performance.

  • Creative problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to create impact & receive buy from management teams and functional teams.

  • Quality written/verbal presentation and communication skills

  • Proven history of growth in big corporations

  • Effective interpersonal communication and stakeholder management skills


What we offer

We offer an exciting Management position with great development opportunities in an inspiring environment at the world's number one wind turbine producer. We value initiative, responsibility, and accuracy. You will become part of an international environment with a commitment to sustainability and safety and you will work among colleagues that take care of each other.

  • Great benefits coverage that includes dental and vision

  • Generous Paid Time Off policies 

  • 401(k) plan

  • Tuition assistance

  • Highly developed Training Program

  • Global bonus program



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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims 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, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is 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, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon