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Continuous Improvement - LEAN Projects Specialist

Requisition ID:  26565

Portland, OR, US Seattle, WA, US

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family: 

 Vestas Factory

Specialist | Full-Time

This Position is Hybrid based in either Oregon or Washington State.



The Global Service LEAN team is responsible for coordinating further our Service Business' continuous improvement and growth culture. We coordinate the process for Strategy Deployment, work on establishing global concepts, and implement breakthrough improvements based on world class 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 business. For the right candidate this position will be a platform for further professional and leadership development in a global organization.



  • Assist in developing scoped projects for execution
  • Implement Lean/Cost-Out projects as directed by Head of Operations
  • Direct 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 improvement



  • Bachelors’ Degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Minimum 5 years of Continuous Improvement or Quality experience
  • Experience with Process Improvement & Value Stream Mapping

  • Proven history of success in big corporations
  • Must have extensive experience bringing about improvements
  • Effective interpersonal communication and stakeholder management skills
  • 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 before 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


What We Offer

  • Attractive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry
  • Great benefits coverage that includes dental and vision
  • Generous Flexible Time Off (FTO) policies 
  • Great 401(k) plan (with employer match)
  • Tuition assistance

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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 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