Global Director of Training

Location Szczecin Poland, Hamburg Germany, Vejle Denmark, UK (Remote)
Job Type Full time
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European Wind Academy (EWA) is a top-tier supplier of technical- and safety training solutions, located in Szczecin, Poland.

EWA is part of FairWind, a leading provider of one-stop solutions for installation and service of onshore and offshore wind turbines throughout the World. The company has approximately 1.500 employees with subsidiaries and offices Worldwide.

You can read more about EWA and FairWind here:

Leveraging and building on the core strengths and capabilities of EWA and the dominant market position of FairWind, we are looking to significantly grow and expand both our training portfolio and geographical training footprint.

We are in this respect looking for a business development-focused Global Director of Training based in Szczecin Poland, Hamburg Germany, Vejle Denmark or UK (remote).

Reporting to the COO Service, and in close cooperation with our Regional Directors, you will:

  • Ensure EWA and all future FairWind Group training centres operate at best-in-class safety- and quality levels.
  • Drive the global expansion of the FairWind Group training activities.
  • Establish, develop and maintain key strategic relationships with OEMs, GWO and other relevant organisations, subcontractors, authorities, peers, external customers, and internal FairWind stakeholders.
  • Develop and expand both the physical- and virtual training portfolio.
  • Act as global key account manager for OEM’s and other key external customers.
  • Work closely with Academy Managers on optimizing planning and execution across all facilities and serve as SME for all required certifications and audits.

What we expect from you:

  • Significant experience in developing and/or executing technical training.
  • A Bachelor- or Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 5 years proven management track record.
  • English at negotiation level – written and spoken.
  • Strong sales/lobbying/negotiation/communication skills.
  • Good financial acumen.
  • Good technical awareness and practical knowledge of HSE and Quality standards.
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 60 days annually – potentially more depending on location.
  • Ability to perform well under pressure in an ever-changing environment.
  • The ability to continuously challenge the status-quo and develop new practices, policies, and procedures.
  • A background in the Wind Industry – and Wind Training specifically – is a clear advantage, but not an outright requirement.
  • Goal orientation with a can-do attitude.

What we offer:

  • Stable employment with freedom under responsibility.
  • Agile company structure and short decision-making path.
  • A challenging job in a fast-growing company within a fast-growing industry.
  • Work in a company with an established marked-leading position.
  • An inspiring multi-cultural environment.
  • Opportunities for professional and personal development.
  • An inspiring multi-cultural environment.
  • The opportunity to play a crucial part in the ongoing FairWind growth journey and help shape the industry going forward.

FairWind is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.