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Vestas Factory

Operational Excellence Professional (f/m/d) - Vienna 
AT, Vienna | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 3774 

You are looking to progress your career at Vestas? You want to develop your specialisation as a Operational Excellence Professional? Then take a look here!


Service > Service Lean > Operational Excellence NCE

Vestas' Global Service business was spun out as a separate business unit during 2014 due to the growing commercial and strategic significance of the service business. With our corporate strategy "Profitable Growth for Vestas" we have communicated specific, ambitious growth targets for service in coming three years. To achieve such targets while keeping our cost base steady requires a fundamental shift in how we operate - commercially as well as operationally.  The Global Service LEAN team is responsible for driving further our Service Business' continuous improvement and execution excellence culture. We drive the process for Strategy Deployment, work on establishing global concepts, and execute breakthrough improvements based on world class methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma.


As the Operational Excellence Professional (f/m/d) you will be part of a team of Operational Excellence Professionals in different geographical regions who will work constantly on increasing the Operational Excellence maturity of the Service business. While having high Safety and Quality standards, you will engage with our local Service Management Team and Service sites of the countries and Region you support to implement our Service LEAN roadmap, and support the sites to increase their LEAN maturity.



  • Analyse performance data and root causes to explain financial impact
  • Confirm validity of conclusions from data by physically visit sites, offices, warehouses and turbines
  • Manage small to medium improvement projects on work methods & processes in turbines and warehouses in corporation with the local service team
  • Secure Lean tools deployment and assess needs for training
  • Facilitate kaizen events and follow-up sessions to drive and sustain improvements
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Facilitate sharing of Lean best practices within your region/globally



  • An Academic degree, Bachelor level or higher
  • Minimum 3 years of LEAN/continuous Improvement experience with a track record of success
  • Experience in managing small to medium projects within a national cross-functional environment
  • Analytical skills allowing you to explain performance data and the financial impact
  • Interest in working Hands-on alongside the technicians with all types of turbine components to identify improvement potentials
  • Flair for using IT tools to retrieve and analyze data
  • Superior written/verbal presentation and communication skills in English and German, any other language is a plus


On a personal level it is very important that you possess influence and persuasiveness and have strong interpersonal skills. You got experience with change management and implementation of improvements. You must also have experience driving improvements based on Value Streams and Communicating next steps towards future state in a way that our technicians and back office staff understand. Moreover, we expect following competencies:


  • Either certification, certified experience or education in continuous improvement disciplines
  • Superior implementation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to create impact & connect with our workforce
  • Able to follow up in different countries (or areas within a country)


What we offer

  • A team of skilled and committed colleagues who are all enthusiastic about wind energy
  • The opportunity developing a career within a very exciting industry in a global company
  • According to collective agreement metal industry a minimum of 2058,68 € per month plus market-compliant additional overpay depending on qualification and experience
  • 25 days of holiday
  • Home Office (two days in a month)


Additional Information
This position will be based in Vienna.
For more information please contact Astrid Grandt (Managing Recruiter & Teamlead NCE) via phone +49 40/467785434.

About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,600 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on our social media channels.