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Director, Project Management-180000CH

Are you passionate about driving and growing the Project Management subject area? Would you like to have a broad interface to a global, market leading organisation across the value chain? And are you motivated by leading people and strongly influencing project execution and efficiency as well as PMO strategy and business development? Then make your next career move and join our management team in developing PMO people, competencies and ensuring efficient project governance, execution and resource planning.
Power Solutions > Engineering > Project Management Office  The PMO function is organised within a global Engineering Organisation, and you will report to the Vice President, Project Management Office, and you will be part of the PMO management team.  
You will head a Project team with 31 project managers reporting to you. The project managers operate across Vestas Power Solutions (VPS) with interface and cooperation with the entire Vestas value chain. The project managers are located in Denmark and India.
The entire Project Management Office (PMO) consists of 3 sub departments including Project Managers and Senior Project Managers located in Denmark, UK, Germany, Portugal and India. Furthermore, the PMO function include a Portfolio and Project support team.
The PMO resources cover both Internal employees and project management consultants from selected strategic suppliers.
The PMO assigns project managers to Product projects, Technology projects, Service Concept projects, Innovation projects, Non-standard specific projects and warranty projects. 
The projects will be driven across the Vestas value chain like Engineering, Manufacturing, Global Procurement and Sales. Projects are led and executed from the feasibility and initiation phase by drawing up the business case and all the way through development stages to the finished product is released to market.
ResponsibilitiesTogether with the PMO management team you will drive efficiency, optimization and standardization of project management methodology across Vestas based on top level strategic targets and department strategy and capacity. 
Your main responsibilities and tasks will be to:

  • Deliver qualified, skilled and high performing project manager resources to the organisation
  • Manage and coach your team of internal project managers and consultants to ensure project execution in line with budget, schedule and scope
  • Develop your project managers' competencies including follow-up and personal feedback regarding target setting and performance
  • Develop and optimize the PMO function, including tools and processes for project and portfolio execution in relation to decided Functional Excellence roadmap and strategy plans
  • Cooperate with external partners and assign external consultants when needed
  • Negotiate resources and project governance with Vice Presidents/Directors from functional areas
  • Review and assist the line organisation in development of project initiation, project progress and status, gate material and business cases
  • Responsible for department budget and timing of activities in the department
  • Responsible for hiring and on-boarding new project managers 

QualificationsThe position requires people management skills and experience, as well as business acumen and project management skills. It is vital that the person in this position can communicate clearly to people on various levels in the organisation. 
CompetenciesWe see the ideal candidate possessing following qualifications and competencies: 

  • You have proven experience within project management and project execution using Stage Gate Model philosophy 
  • You have solid experience in managing teams or departments in international organizations
  • You have strong business acumen as well as customer and market understanding
  • You have personal power and possess cross functional leadership skills that ensure commitment and trustworthy relationships with internal and external partners in a global environment
  • You are proactive and extrovert - and you lead your surroundings with your excellent communication skills
  • You have a proven track record in change management, and can motivate employees through a transition
  • You are proficient in spoken and written English

What we offerWe offer an exciting and challenging job with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development within the leading company in wind energy. You will be provided with a unique opportunity to set your footprints within an essential area in Vestas. You will be an integral part of an international team, with a "can-do" attitude who are keen to make a difference.
Additional informationYour work location will be at Vestas Power Solution's Headquarter in Aarhus, Denmark. 
Some travel outside Denmark to suppliers or other Vestas sites should be expected, approximately 25 days per year.
For further information, please contact Vice President, PMO, Peter Møller Jakobsen at phone +45 2060 5951. 
About VestasVestas 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 83 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.
Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 73 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 22,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future. 
We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on our social media channels.



Job Engineering and R&DPrimary LocationDenmark-Midtjylland-Århus N


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