Senior Process Improvement Specialist

Flexible, Hamburg, Kolding
Soort Contract

Are you the key driver in taking driving our process improvement culture to the next level?
Vattenfall Business Area Wind is growing in terms of added projects and assets as well as on-boarded employees. The combination of rapid growth and a highly competitive market environment stresses the need for a high degree of process maturity end to end and learning ability to continuously secure cost competitiveness at minimum risk.
Therefore we are looking for a Senior Process Improvement Specialist change leadership capabilities and mentality. You will drive the build out and implementation of the Excellence Chapters and help taking our Business Improvement System to the next level. The overall purpose is to achieve best-in-class process improvement culture across the business units in Business Area Wind. You will do that by being a driving force in the Process Chapter consisting of business process experts as well as driving improvement initiatives in the Business Units and in the Business Area.
Your job as Senior Process Improvement Specialist:
  • Change Leadership role in the Excellence Chapters
  • Use your extensive improvement toolbox (Brown paper workshops/Kaizens, Problemsolving, DMAIC,…) to drive and inspire people in all parts of Business Area Wind
  • Develop the Business Improvement system together with Quality Management
  • Introduce and champion process orientation, support BUs in implementing processes and facilitate cross BU process development and implementation
Your profile as Senior Process Improvement Specialist:
Our successful candidate has a degree (or equal) in engineering and/or 10 years of relevant experience of at least 5 years in change management position (-s) and a proven track record within the field of process improvement. The preferred candidate has an insight in the wind industry or similar industry and can act as a sparring partner to the organisation in defining and governing the main processes.
We are looking for a communicative change leader who is able to focus on both people and business and has demonstrable experience in managing teams in change and challenging environments. It is expected, that you drive and inspire change through leading process chapters/communities, hosting brown paper workshops in the departments/functions/Business Units and drive strategic cross organisational process Improvements. You take pride in delivering a finished documented and implemented product.
The unit as well as the industry is in rapid change and our successful candidate needs to be able to combine a strategic focus with operational capability building on the foundations already established through the last years of development. Command of English is strong, both verbally and written.
Your personal characteristics:
  • Outgoing with an ability to work with processes and drive process change in a way that inspires people
  • Analytical/tactical with the experience to perform in large and complex organizations and with many interfaces
  • Cooperative with solid team building and interpersonal skills
  • Transparent way of working and communicating
  • Strong credibility and relationship builder
  • Intercultural understanding and skill to moderate different interests
As a change leader, you are clear, visible and courageous and you are able to deal with challenging teams on large distances. As a specialist and a leader you lead change, you are accountable and you instill trust. You are interested in leading business and developing people and teams.
Flexible with preference for Hamburg or Kolding.
Process and time line
Please send in your application as soon as possible – please do not wait until the last day. Applications will be handled continuously throughout the application period! Include CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. The application needs to be handed in no later than August 4th, 2017.
For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Recruiter Vanessa Koop, +49 40 79022 7786 or
About Quality Management & Process Excellence
The function is responsible for driving a cultural change towards best-in-class learning and facilitating on-going efforts in the Excellence Chapters to increase process maturity throughout Business Area Wind. The function is responsible for managing and developing the Quality Management Systems including the cross BU process map. Furthermore the function is heading the Change Office, which is coordinating the successful strategy execution in BA Wind.
We look forward to your application!