Head Of Operations- Windsor

Requisition ID:  48268

Windsor, CO, US

Work experience:  Senior Management
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Production

Vestas Factory

Are you are excited about renewable energy, and you would like to utilize your operations and leadership skills in one of the most sustainable companies in the world?


The Head of Operations provides leadership and development of the Production and Operations Areas for approximately 1100 employees.  It is overall responsible for fulfilment of the production plan. In addition, this position is responsible for promoting continuous improvement that will allow us to remain competitive in our market. This will be possible through meeting or exceeding the required KPI's on safety, production and profitability.



You will play a critical role in one of the fast-growing regions and one of Vestas' most important markets globally with a turnover expected to exceed 4bn USD. You will head an organization while running and optimizing all manufacturing related activities efforts to secure the company's market share and profitability.

With respect to concrete success criteria's the Head of Operations will be responsible for:

  • Ownership of planning and execution of the manufacturing plan within the site to meet customer commitments.  
  • Promote performance accountability within all levels, ensuring effective feedback is provided to employees to support professional growth.
  • Builds organizational capability and hires with future bench development and succession in mind. Focuses on people development initiatives to continually build the capability of all manufacturing teams within the plant.
  • Empowers a collaborative and open working environment with comprehensive communication at all levels, driving transparency in communications within the region and globally.
  • Responsible for resolving issues by seeking out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions, in cooperation with the region.
  • Continuous follow-up and fulfilment of targets for production performance (KPI)
  • Responsible for setting and maintain budget for production departments.
  • Monthly reporting, analysis and implementation of continuous improvement
  • Continuously optimize the operations to support innovation across the full SQDC spectrum



  • Bachelors' degree in Engineering, Business or other related field or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education. Masters' degree preferred.
  • 8 years of management experience with 3-5 years of experience at a similar level of responsibility 
  • Demonstrated responsibility for employee safety and capable managing high safety expectations and standards.
  • Proven history and demonstrated ability to think strategically then translate strategic vision into tactical, actionable plans that result in delivered business results.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of business units in a global organization.
  • Professional judgment and high level of integrity



  • You are enthusiastic about the wind industry and about making the world a better place
  • You thrive in a complex, multi-national matrix organization with motivated and aspirational colleagues
  • You are great at solving complex problems: understand, link, and examine information to create value-add solutions and win-win-scenarios.
  • You are positive, taking the initiative and being forward-thinking comes naturally to you: as you want to contribute to our business
  • Demonstrate significant ability to effectively deliver results under complex varying conditions. With the skill to navigate uncertainty on high stake projects


Salary Range: 160,000-180,000


Anticipated Application Deadline: February 9th, 2024



We offer an exciting a position with great development opportunities in an inspiring environment at the world's number one wind turbine producer. We value initiative, responsibility, and accuracy. You will become part of an international environment with a commitment to sustainability and safety and you will work among colleagues that take care of each other.

As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a attractive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: Global bonus program, medical; dental; vision; paid time off; 401(k) plan with company match; tuition assistance; HSA (Health Savings Account) with Company Contribution, FSA (Flexible Spending Account), and DCFSA (Dependent Care FSA), Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, & more physical, mental, and financial wellness options), Safety Programs (reimbursement for safety shoes and company provided safety glasses)

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.

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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 173 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 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland