Director Tooling - Blade Launch and Execution Centre



Director Tooling - Blade Launch and Execution Centre
DK, Lem | Senior Management | Full-Time | ID: 6819
There is no other place to be in this industry if you’re looking to be a part of the future of sustainable energy. If you’re an inspirational and driven leader, with the ability to motivate a varied team then we’re looking for you to grow your career with us in the Blade Launch and Execution Centre!

Vestas CEO > Manufacturing & Global Procurement > PEX - Operation Excellence
(BLeC) Blade Launch and execution tooling department is accountable for the development of manufacturing processes and tooling for the blades production in Vestas including documentation of the same. BleC is accountable to take all the engineering work and ensure this work can be brought together building blades with high focus on safety being our 1st priority.

The Tooling department is responsible for the development of new tools both manufacturing tools and quality measurement tools.

The wind industry is a very dynamic business hence the director is able to constantly adjust and develop new ways of working securing continuously aligning the tooling strategy to ensure Vestas continues to stay competitive.

The director is responsible for developing and updating the tooling strategy, constantly optimising ways of working internally in BleC Tooling and as well as being part of BleC management team - but also optimising collaboration with Vestas factories, VPS and external suppliers.

Some of the typical responsibilities involve:

  • Describe and define tooling strategy that deliver safe and cost-efficient tools. Delivering tools according to projects plans
  • Ability to lead the team through rapid solution situations when problems are found during EMR builds and working to ensure the program is maintained
  • Active part of project planning for tools deliverables
  • Maintaining an efficient tooling organisation
  • Leading through managers
  • Ensure all employee are trained and have the required competences
  • Ensure that deliveries serve Vestas the best
  • Set KPI and driving strategy deployment with a systematic follow-up


  • You will be an experienced leader having at least 10 years' of experience and the majority of your experience will be from production or manufacturing, covering experience in engineering positions, factory production and tooling competences
  • Strong people management both direct and the ability to lead through others. Demonstrable skills in leading, motivating and inspiring others through challenging scenarios
  • Blades experience is ideal, but we would consider other industries, with the knowledge of process and heavy use of tools
  • Related technical skills and experience like PFMEA, DFMEA, Lean Manufacturing
  • You are expected to have a strategic and broad skill set, understanding the challenges at every stage and able to drive this department continuously forward


  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills
  • Strong communication at all levels both internally and externally, across a range of cultures
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities, very solution-focused attitude
  • Driven, self-motivated and positive approach
  • Adaptable, ready for the challenges that are not always visible

What we offer
We offer an unparalleled opportunity that will give you a varied and continually changing line of work coming through the department at the leading edge of the blade industry for the biggest blade producer in the world. The opportunity to build your career and scope further in the market leader.

Additional Information
This position is located in Lem, Denmark. There may some limited travel globally as part of the role.
For further information about the position, please contact VP Operation Excellence, Thierry Masson +34686371359.

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.

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