LEAN/Kaizen Specialist

Requisition ID:  44759
Location(s): 

Szczecin, Zachodnio-Pomorskie, PL

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

Vestas Factory

Would it motivate you to grow your career in a truly global and innovative organization, where you set the limit for your development? If your answer is yes, we have an exciting opportunity for you at Vestas!
 

Manufacturing and Global Procurement (1002) > COO NCE > Assembly Szczecin
Regional Manufacturing NCE includes manufacturing of Blades, Nacelles and Generators, as main components. There are currently 2251 employees working within our region, counting 20 different nationalities. We currently operate at 5 internal sites across UK, Denmark, and Germany. A new site is planned for operation in Szczecin, Poland.

As a LEAN/Kaizen Specialist you will play an important role both strategic and operational at our Assembly factory Szczecin. As an integrated part of the Management team you will structure the strategic initiatives across the factory and will also be operational responsible for implementing those activities, with the aim of improve the efficiency of manufacturing processes through training and execution. 

 

Responsibilities
As a part of the local management team, this person will:

  • Support the factory’s strategic plan and performance follow up and you will be a part of management team and work on a daily basis together to achieve the same business goals
  • Identify and initiate LEAN improvement projects and initiatives
  • Secure continuous improvement and motivation of the organization in changes, and drive factory education on LEAN and kaizen. Develop and supervise kaizen activities, and coordinate internal as well as external resources in lean projects
  • Mentor for certification & conducts Kaizen Belt training and post training coaching for certification
  • Act as a PEX coach to the Team leaders on the floor and conduct employee training to instill PEX practices on the floor
  • Carry out PEX engagement initiatives and drive PEX communication (Newsletters, PEX day etc.)
  • Act as a role model and coach regarding the use of PEX tools, methodology and application in the process and support PEX-related meetings, briefings, and conferences

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Production Engineering, Supply Chain or relevant field
  • Experience creating production schedules and project budgets
  • Experience coordinating lean projects, supporting LEAN education and continuous improvement
  • Good communication skills and able to relay information to diverse groups of people
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Polish is welcomed

 
Competencies

  • Proven performance improvement through PEX Kaizen work
  • Experience in facilitating and driving Kaizen and PEX workshops
  • Action oriented and forward thinking always with safety in mind
  • Creative problem-solving approach and able to work with limited support or direction
  • Clear communication style with attention to detail for clear documentation
  • Able to thrive in situations with complexity and diverse action items

 
What we offer
We offer you an exciting and complex job with great opportunities for professional and personal development within a global company in the renewable energy industry. You will be provided with an original opportunity to set your footprints within an essential area in Vestas. You will be an integral part of an international team, with a positive attitude and who are keen to make a difference.
 
Additional information
Work location: Szczecin, Poland
Expected travel: up to 30 days travel throughout Europe
For additional information please contact Head of Global Manufacturing Process Excellence – Kresten Ovesen +45 5221 1087
Application deadline: 15 February. We reserve the right to take down the job ad before this date if the right candidate is identified before
Start date: 1 March 2023 or before/after mutually agreed


About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim 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, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are 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. We also aim to give 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.