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Vestas Factory

Lean Professional - Operational Excellence 
GB, Warrington | Professional | Full-Time | ID: 5663

Are you a Lean Professional with a proven track record in service improvement in a manufacturing or production environment? If you are looking for a role within a global organisation specialising in renewable energy and innovation, then we want to hear from you.

Business Improvement > Service Lean >  Operational Excellence NCE
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.


You will be part of a team of Lean professionals in different geographical regions who will work constantly on increasing the Operational Excellence maturity of the Service business.


While ensuring high Safety and Quality standards, you will engage with our Service sites of the countries and Region you support in order to implement our Service LEAN roadmap and support the sites to increase their LEAN maturity.


The tasks you'll perform in your region will include:

  • Secure Lean tools deployment
  • Assess training needs
  • Facilitate kaizen events to drive improvements
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Facilitate share of Lean best practices within your region


To succeed in this position, we expect that you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Solid experience of LEAN and proven track record of success
  • Experience with LEAN in different environments (i.e. manufacturing and transactional)
  • Experience of facilitating kaizen events
  • Confident and experienced in dealing with a range of stakeholders within a business


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

  • Either certification or 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)
  • Superior written/verbal presentation and communication skills in English, confident dealing with different levels of the business

What we offer
You will develop in a high-performing 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 organisation.


Additional information
This role is to be located out of our offices in Warrington, UK.

Extensive travel will be required, mainly across UK & Ireland but will also include travel to global meetings approximately 1-3 times per year.

To apply for this role, please use the apply link at the top of this page. Please note, we do not accept CV applications via email.

For further information, please contact Senior Recruiter Martin Whittle 01925 857120.

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 105 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 24,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright 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. 

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