General Electric Process Leader, Validation And APQP in Kolding, Denmark

Role Summary:

The purpose of this role is to contribute reducing the warranty provisions and service call rates focusing on the back-end of projects and fostering feedback loops which reduce the number and severity of defects reaching customers. It is about managing knowledge, assure lessons are captured and improvement actions are implemented efficiently, and their effectiveness validated across key business areas of Industrialization, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Service and Operations.

Essential Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities are the assurance of a complete follow-through of verification and validation aspects according APQP4WIND® *) in all projects which affect warranty exposure , acting as an ambassador for Quality and APQP4WIND®, influencing, supporting and auditing the indicated organizations on effective implementation of corrective and preventive improvements.

*) Advanced Product Quality Planning for Wind

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and assure APQP4WIND® compliance with respect to verification, validation and continuous improvement related to product, technology and equipment development projects and product quality failures in the company domains of Engineering, Industrialization, Operations, Service and Quality Assurance

  • Influence BMS process owners to evaluate and strengthen the verification and validation part including feedback loops to relevant stakeholders of their processes

  • Develop Quality Assurance and risk management thinking and value creation through knowledge management, sharing and coaching

  • Establish a knowledge management strategy including KPIs and its monitoring and lead its implementation across the LM organization

  • Monitor, prioritize, and execute programs, projects and KPIs to ensure delivery according to plans and commitments

  • Drive and assure capturing of lessons-learnt and its implementation from all Engineering, Industrialization, Quality Assurance, Service and Operations to avoid re-occurrences which impact negatively warranty costs

  • Actively participate in the Global Quality Assurance team to develop, prioritize, and execute ambitious strategies

  • Drive a collaborative partnership with key functions in LM and GE Renewable Energy functions in relation to projects, support and knowledge sharing with special focus on the project back-ends

  • Perform strategic analyses, drive and conduct verification and validation efforts and analysis, monitor outcomes and report internally and externally

  • Develop lessons learned feedback system to drive continuous improvement of processes, tools and quality management systems to improve quality and support reduction of warranty cost exposure

  • Drive the management of change system application to ensure effective implementation of changes positively impacting the performance of quality assurance within Engineering, Industrialization, Quality Assurance, Service and Operation projects

  • Lead, conduct, participate and request process, system or product audits and develop audit schemes focusing on verification and validation of corrective, preventive and improvement actions linked to development projects and product quality failures in Industrialization, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Service and Operations

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent knowledge/experience), preferable in Science, Engineering or Quality from an accredited university or college

  • Quality Lead Auditor certification

  • Significant professional experience in relevant fields, preferably within Quality, Project Management and Knowledge Management within industrial and manufacturing business environments

  • Significant experience working with and leading projects or programs, managing risk and change, and facilitating knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

  • Has worked in a multi-plant and multi-cultural global manufacturing business, coordinating global Quality related activities across sites with direct customer impact

  • International experience working in a global matrix organization

  • EU Work Permit

If contracted in Spain:

Non-national candidates are responsible to know the minimum documentation requirements to be able to be contracted in country: NIE- Social Security Affiliation Number in Spain (NAF) and Bank Account in Spain. They must be in possession of them at the time of start hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong knowledge of Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001 and APQP4WIND® or similar industrial quality management systems

  • General knowledge of and experience in quality areas in wind turbine blade manufacturing or other relevant industrial manufacturing

  • Well organized, self-driven person, able to work and complete tasks independently and on time

  • Strong ability to influence multiple levels of leadership within the organization

  • Change management – strong ability to lead change

  • Strong capability to clearly communicate, convince, motivate and inspire others

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Used to work in multi-cultural and cross-functional teams

  • Capability to manage complexity \

  • Strong English languages skills (verbal and written) Other regional languages will be considered as a plus

  • Able to travel internationally at the level of 20-40% (in average)

  • Background in LEAN Six Sigma is a plus

About Us:

LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business (approx. 9300 employees globally), is the world’s leading supplier of blades to the wind industry, and the only supplier that operates on a global basis. The wind turbine industry is becoming increasingly complex, with radical progress made over the last few decades, providing great opportunities for professional development and a work environment that promotes initiative and creativity. If working in a company which creates state-of-the-art technology and processes attracts you, LM Wind Power has a career for you.

Visit www.lmwindpower.com for more information and follow @lmwindpower on social media.

GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.

Visit www.gerenewableenergy.com for more information and follow @GErenewables on social media.

Locations: Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Spain; Kolding