Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition

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Århus, Denmark

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30+ days ago

People & Culture > Global Talent Management > Global Talent Acquisition
As a global leader in an ever-growing industry, it is pivotal that we master the ability to attract, develop, and retain talent. We are on a mission to become the Employer of Choice in the sustainable energy industry, and as the Head of Global Talent Acquisition, you will be responsible for more than 7000 recruitment per year. You will play a crucial part in ensuring that our potential employees get the best impression of us from the very first interaction. It will also be your responsibility to promote that we drive the talent acquisition agenda in the most inclusive manner and ensure diversity in our leadership teams. In this role, you will report to the Senior Vice President of Global Talent Management.
As Head of Global Talent Acquisition, you will interact with global key stakeholders across functions, especially the wider Global Talent Management team, global and regional HR functions, and business leaders. You will have a team of five regional Talent Acquisition Managers covering North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, North -, South -, and Eastern Europe, and Africa reporting directly to you. In addition, you will also support a team working with talent attraction and onboarding.
We are characterized by a culture based on accountability, where employees get the chance to create meaningful, real-world impact through their work. We also cultivate employee performance and growth by providing an inclusive, motivating environment with collaboration at its core. You will experience a team of great diversity both within competencies, experience, and nationality.

Together with your team, you will set the direction for Global Talent Acquisition in Vestas and be responsible for developing and delivering operational excellence in end-to-end recruitment processes. This include:

  • Lead and inspire a global team of dedicated people within attraction, recruitment, and onboarding
  • Ensure collaboration with and continuous engagement with relevant senior stakeholders across the business
  • Promote important initiatives in Vestas’ Talent & Leadership Must-Win Battle around attraction, diversity, and succession in close collaboration with your colleagues in the Global Talent Management leadership team
  • Ensure continuous improvement of services, processes, and enabling technologies
  • Build and maintain Vestas’ global Recruitment Process Outsourced (RPO) set-up with global vendors in close collaboration with procurement


  • You have deep understanding for talent acquisition and talent attraction with a proven history of translating this knowledge into business content
  • Experience with running an outsourced recruitment set-up and vendor management
  • Relevant experience from working in global businesses; ideally having worked in more than one country
  • Experience from working in and with different cultures in a global matrix organisation
  • People manager experience and the ability to deliver results while developing your team with exemplary values-based behaviours


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle and influence a broad range of stakeholders across organisational levels and functions
  • A proven history of using data (qualitative and quantitative) to make strategic decisions. If the data does not exist, you are able to create it based on user-input
  • The ability to design, promote, and communicate initiatives internally and externally
  • Great communication skills in English (verbal and written), comfortable with public speaking
  • The ability to translate complex data into simplified messages and solutions

What we offer
We offer an exciting career opportunity in a flat, multi-cultural and ever-growing organisation focusing on reaching world class results within the renewable energy industry. You will get a high level of responsibility as well as inspiring colleagues and a committed manager who encourages you to grow. You will be directly contributing to future business results across the entire employee value chain. With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. Join us in the fight for a more sustainable world.

Additional information
The work location will be in Aarhus, Denmark.
You can expect up to 50 days of travel per year.

The application deadline is 26th of May 2023.

For additional information on the position, please contact Senior Vice President of Global Talent Management, Lise Linnebjerg at +45 2912 6013.
We are devoted to build a diverse and inclusive team. If you are excited about the role and don't meet all the competencies/qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, we are 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. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity.
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at 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.