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Lean Specialist- Remote Opportunity

Requisition ID:  28381

Chicago, IL, US Lansing, MI, US Springfield, IL, US

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

 Vestas Factory

Specialist | Full-Time

Innovative problem solvers needed! Our LEAN Specialist- Services will utilize LEAN methodologies to assist Vestas teams in improving processes, practices and procedures. Your focus will be on supporting the Northeast Region (including Canada). This position involves heavy travel (50%) but you will have the ability to work remotely on non travel weeks.


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.



While ensuring high Safety and Quality standards, you will engage with our Service team across the country and region in order to implement our Lean roadmap and support the sites to increase their Lean maturity level. The tasks you will be performing in your region will include:

  • Analyze performance data and root causes to explain the financial impact
  • Coordinate small to medium improvement projects on work methods & processes in turbines, offices, and warehouses
  • Enable the implementation of predictive maintenance solutions
  • Secure Lean tools deployment and assess training needs
  • Facilitate Kaizen events and follow-up sessions to define and sustain improvements
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Facilitate share of Lean best practices within your region



  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 3 years of Lean/Six Sigma/Continuous Improvement experience with a proven history of achievement
  • Experience in supervising small to medium projects within an international cross-functional environment
  • Solid analytical skills & IT tools expertise allowing you to explain performance data and the financial impact
  • Interest in working hands-on with technicians to identify improvement potentials in all types of turbines' components.
  • Solid communication & influencing skills to approach a variety of stakeholders, from technicians to senior directors
  • Significant change agent behavior and project implementation skills



  • Either certification, certified experience, or education in continuous improvement disciplines
  • Ability to create impact & connect with our workforce
  • Able to travel mostly across Europe and keep constant contact with colleagues in different countries & time zones
  • Solid 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. 

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