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SQD Specialist

Requisition ID:  27776

Warsaw, WP, PL

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

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 > COO NCE > Supplier Quality & Development NCE


This position is part of the Supplier Quality & Development in Vestas NCE region, which coordinates SQ&D activities and ensures the highest focus on quality, safety and environment when developing and implementing the different category strategies while not compromising on Vestas's standards and processes. The key task is to deploy strategic and operational development of key suppliers in Northern and Central Europe region by performing audits, supplier assessments and coordinating QSE improvement projects to enforce high supplier performance, zero incidents and reduce the number non-conformities.


You will ensure quality from suppliers for select production material groups used in Vestas.

  • The responsibilities range from assessment and development of suppliers to component qualification with PPAP and APQP4wind
  • We are being supported on the transactional clarification of non-conformities by NC coordinators and step in on escalated NC with our problem-solving experience to eliminate the root cause and driver down Cost of Poor Quality
  • We interface internally to the developers, sourcing and logistics as well as our internal customers, the factories. In addition to coordinating the supplier, our external contact includes customers conducting inspections or audits at our suppliers


We expect that you

  • Have an engineering or material science background or similar experience (e.g., from working with composites, large size castings, mechanical or hydraulics) as well as proficiency in applying advanced quality methodology
  • Have solid experience within quality assurance and supplier management
  • Are proficient in applying advanced quality methodology (e.g., APQP, PPAP, process analysis, statistical studies, problem-solving techniques) and ideally have experience with APQP4Wind
  • Are an internal auditor ISO 9001:2015 or assessor for VDA 6.3. Experience with ISO 14001 / 45001 or similar standards for EHS Management Systems is desired.
  • Have at least Six Sigma Green Belt certification with continuous improvement and DMAIC practice.
  • Have solid working experience with demonstrated quality management and problem-solving skills can replace the need for a formal education

To achieve your goals in this position, it is important that you are innovative and have good communication and collaboration skills enabling you to collaborate internally and influence suppliers.

Competencies Required on a personal level, we envision that you are:

  • Organized with a methodical work approach and attention to details and good at problem-solving and project planning
  • Thriving in a busy and motivated working environment
  • Solid in stakeholder management, representing the SQD agenda and taking ownership
  • A natural leader (having social and communication skills)
  • A highly motivated initiator, motivated and service-minded and able to work without supervision
  • Are a team-oriented person and thrive in a cross-cultural, international, and very innovative environment
  • Have solid English skills


What We Offer 
Life at Vestas is many things - exciting, rewarding, and fun. There is a can-do, innovative spirit, which inspires us to keep testing the boundaries commercially as well as technologically. We value initiative, responsibility, and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will meet people with a broad range of skills, from a variety of cultures. As a member of the Vestas team, we offer an attractive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin.


Additional Information 

Location: Warsaw Poland
Application date: 11th of August, 2022. We reserve the right to take down the job ad before this date, if the right candidate is identified before.
Start date: 15th of August, 2022 or after mutual agreement.
Further information: If you have any questions concerning this position, please reach out to Recruiter Heather Palmer +45 27 78 01 64

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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. 
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