Head of Learning and Development

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Indrykket: 30.12.2019

Vestas Wind Systems A/S, København S

Are you passionate about developing people and enabling their professional growth? Are you a believer in life-long learning? Can you inspire, engage, and collaborate with others around the globe to embrace change and continual development? If yes, you may be the person we are looking for to join our dedicated & dynamic cross-cultural team.

Vestas CEO People & Culture Global Talent & Leadership Development
Vestas is a global leader in sustainable energy solutions—a dynamic and fast-changing industry, which requires us to continually transform our organisational capabilities and behaviors. Global Talent & Leadership Development (GTLD) therefore aims to unlock the full potential of our colleagues across functions, geographies, and leadership levels. We do this through championing competence development, empowering a growth mindset, and reinforcing what excellent leadership looks like. We drive organisational cultural transformation in all areas, to ensure optimal impact for you, for our colleagues, and for Vestas. The GTLD functions reports directly to the CHRO, who is part of Vestas executive management.

In this role you will interact with global key stakeholders from most functions, including regional talent and development partners, HR business partners, and business leaders. You will collaborate closely with all areas within the HR function, not least the Talent Development, Commercial Development, Leadership & Cultural Transformation teams. In the initial phase you will have 1-2 direct reports.

Your primary responsibility is to drive the development and execution of the Learning and Development strategy. This includes promoting and sustaining a learning and development collaborative culture in the organisation to enhance performance and strengthen the employee experience and engagement. More specifically, your responsibilities will cover:

  • Learning innovation by exploring and adopting new cost-effective ways of learning, including seeking inspiration from external vendors and universities
  • Identify and drive global learning initiatives based on future and current business needs. Build a network of in-house experts in various business-related topics and regions
  • Develop leaders’ (all career tracks) people management and leadership skills by designing and providing development activities aligned with Vestas Values and Behaviours
  • Drive and promote organisational cultural transformation through value activation, feedback and diversity & inclusion initiatives
  • Constructively challenge behaviours which are contrary to Vestas’s values and culture and promote the right behaviours across the team and Vestas
  • Provide leaders with education and tools to promote a culture of coaching and continuous feedback in their teams
  • Align with Regional Talent and Development partners, and key stakeholders on regional needs and priorities for all the relevant learning matters
  • Contribute actively to the Talent Development Community (Yammer, etc.) in collaboration with the GTLD team, including the tracking, reviewing, and sharing of successful stories from key stakeholders

Passion for learning and development and a strong belief in “never stop learning” is a must. Your academic background is at Masters’ level or similar – the field of your studies could be within social science, psychology, engineering, business administration or another relevant field. You have experience from working with L&D in different cultures in global B2B companies, preferably in global matrix organisations. In addition:

  • Experience with managing a broad variety of stakeholders across organisational levels
  • 10+ years’ relevant work experience preferably from various functions not limited to HR
  • Solid understanding and application of the science of successful learning
  • Superior communicative, quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Strong cultural awareness & openness
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Experience from living abroad (studying/working)
  • Preferably experience from developing and successfully executing L&D strategies in global matrix organisations


  • Ability to embrace & promote the Vestas Values of accountability, collaboration, simplicity and passion—the backbone of our culture & ambition to be for a world class employer
  • Curious learner who can collaborate across functions and cultures
  • Great listening skills; open to giving and receiving feedback
  • Excellent communicator with strong influential power
  • Natural ability to build relations and drive knowledge across the business
  • Ability to understand future and current business needs and translate them into actions
  • Highly flexible and able to easily adapt to new/changing situations
  • Has perseverance and determination to achieve, not only the short term but also the long term goals

What we offer
We offer an exciting and challenging job with excellent development opportunities in a dynamic, dedicated and international environment. You will have a unique opportunity to grow your career while contributing to future business results across the value chain. You will be driving the L&D agenda for thousands of Vestas’ employees who are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future. We are undergoing a cultural transformation, and People & Culture is high on this agenda.

Additional information
Our team is located in Madrid, Aarhus and Copenhagen. All locations are open as primary location for the right candidate. Travel activities: 40-60 days per year, globally.

We look forward to receiving your application online as soon as possible and no later than 27th January.

For additional information about the position, please contact Vice President, Global Talent & Leadership Development, Morten Lindholst at +34 6732 30 569.

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 www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.
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