Do you want to shape the future?
Vattenfall is looking for a solution-oriented, goal-driven
Business Excellence Advisor Solar & Batteries
who shares our passion for building a sustainable society and energy landscape. As Business Excellence Advisor you will be a member of the Business Excellence Team in the Business Unit (BU) Solar & Batteries (SoBa) working on topics like Strategy Implementation & Process Excellence as well as Governance & Digitalisation.
As a person, you are energetic and enjoy engaging with people working in different parts of the organisation. You are able to find the right balance between challenging and supporting the business and you have a good intercultural understanding.
An example of an average work week in this role:
On Monday and Tuesday, in the office or virtually, you meet with various stakeholders of the BU SoBa organization to review processes along the value chain and discuss current challenges in the way of working. In doing so, you reconcile different perspectives and thereby identify holistic improvement potentials to bring SoBa’s performance to a higher level. In the follow-up, you develop detailed solution ideas for the realization of the improvement potentials.
On Wednesday, you are on a business trip to one of our offices in another country to assist the management in a strategy implementation workshop. You facilitate and structure to help determine how the newly defined & approved strategy can best be implemented.
On Thursday back in the (home) office, you conduct a training to introduce & explain the latest deployed improvements to project managers and project engineers. Inspired by that session you organize other change management measures to ensure the adoption of the changes in the way of working.
On Friday, you meet with key users and your colleagues from the Business Excellence team to assess the improvement ideas collected at the beginning of the week. You conclude the week by preparing a decision proposal that should enable the implementation of the strategy, to be presented to the management team next week.
You will have the following key responsibilities: 
The overall responsibility is to manage the business processes of a technology along the entire value chain to enable continuous improvement by:
  • Managing cross functional strategic & improvement projects along the whole BU SoBa value chain
  • Continuously identify, assess and implement business process improvement potentials in cooperation with business leads, process owners, users and other stakeholders
  • Manage the deployment of processes and tools that enable the smooth operation of business processes
  • Conceptualize and implement change management and communication measures to ensure successful adoption of new processes, ways of working & digital tools
  • Monitor, evaluate and report compliance of the defined business processes
  • Define and incorporate new ideas that enable people in the organization to perform at a higher level
What we are looking for:
  • You have a university degree (or equal) in business, economics, engineering or similar
  • You have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, preferably in the renewable energy or consultancy sector
  • You have a proven track record within the field of interdisciplinary project management, process improvement and change management
  • You are pro-active and are comfortable taking ownership in the tasks you work on
  • You are structured and organized; you understand how to manage complex projects with a complex stakeholder field
  • You have proven skills in dealing with unforeseen issues, problems and challenges – always seeing the big picture and are able to prioritize during challenging periods
  • You have a high degree of self-motivation, enjoy team work and work effectively as part of a virtual team
Our offer
Good remuneration, a challenging and international work environment, and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.
Our organization 
Energy is our contribution to quality of life – day after day. With around 20.000 colleagues Vattenfall provides comprehensive electricity and heating offerings to several million customers in northern Europe. For the work ahead we need people who are fully dedicated to our customers and to a sustainable society – people like you.
Business Area Wind is responsible for Vattenfall’s Onshore and Offshore Wind as well as other non-hydro Renewable activities like solar PV and batteries. Today we develop, construct and operate wind generation in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. In addition, we have a clear strategy to develop our solar PV and battery operations further. 
The location can be in Berlin, Amsterdam or Hamburg. However, you must expect travel activities related to your work in Northern Europe and you have colleagues placed at different locations.
Further information
We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process applications that are not made via our website. Please let us know your salary expectations. Last day to apply is the 17th of December 2021.
For more information about the position, you are welcome to contact Bas van Kesteren, Head of Asset Management BU SoBa, phone +491725396011. For more information about the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Recruiter Jil Ungethüm, mail
Due to COVID-19 we adapted our application process to the current conditions. Interviews regarding this position will be conducted via video conference. Do you have any questions about the application process or how we deal with COVID-19? Please visit our FAQ list in advance.
Due to GDPR regulations, we kindly request that you only apply via our website. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to process applications that are not made via our website.
At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.
We look forward to your application!