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Vestas Factory

Sr Manager, WTG BPM 
US, Portland | Management | Full-Time | ID: 14767

At Vestas, we live our company values of Accountability, Collaboration, Simplicity and Passion. In a dynamic and evolving industry, we change quickly to meet the needs of our customers. Our passion is to preserve the environment through sustainable energy solutions. If this aligns with your values and passion, we want to hear from you!


Finance / Regional AME / R&C

The Sr Manager, WTG BPM is responsible for local finance processes, compliance to Vestas' guidelines and correct use of Vestas' financial systems with the Construction department. You will report to the Sr. Director of Reporting, Compliance and Business Performance Management (BPM).  The focus is on the Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) side of the business and this person supervises a team of 4-6 Project Controllers and Sr. Financial Analysts.



  • Responsible for local accounting and local contact to external reporting bodies, i.e. tax authorities, local auditors etc.
  • Responsible for local BU financial processes and smooth and fast closing
  • Responsible for monthly closing process including hard close and year-end close audit on legal entity level
  • Responsible for root cause analysis on performance, profitability and efficiency to pinpoint areas of improvement on local level
  • Ensure correct and timely local bookkeeping
  • Secure local audit process with no material findings
  • Prepare and submit monthly report, budget and forecasting report for Local Business Unit
  • Control and direct the Forecasting / Budget Process in the Local BU
  • Continuous business performance management appraisal in close collaboration with local management on the basis of the overall KPIs/PPIs
  • Provide clear, up-to-date and relevant management information
  • Root cause analysis on performance, profitability and efficiency to pinpoint areas of improvement on local level



  • Bachelors’ degree in Finance or related field
  • 5+ years of experience of Management experience.
  • Professional leadership skills; proven ability in coaching, mentoring, motivating and developing a technical support team that achieves high level results. 
  • Effective change and conflict management; proven decision-making ability with balanced risk taking; applies expertise to get results
  • Proven ability to get people working together to address exciting and complex problems
  • Very good business understanding, i.e. sales, service, projects, and procurement
  • Advanced knowledge in controlling
  • Professional PC computer skills (MS Office – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SAP knowledge required,
  • Good knowledge of local legislation, IFRS and tax knowledge
  • Professional English communications skills (verbal, active listening, written, meeting management, presentation)



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Ability to interact frequently with others in a professional, courteous manner
  • Ability to effectively supervise a team
  • Regular and reliable attendance


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; flex time off (FTO) policy; 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, Oregon

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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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon