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Primary Location: 

Bremen, DE

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Project Management

Head of Project Management Office

Wärtsil JovyatlasEuroatlas in Bremen / Germany


                 is looking for a


Head of Project Management Office (m/f/d)


        permanent employment - full time



General Purpose

  • Lead and manage Product Line project portfolio according business objectives of product line
  • Lead and manage specific projects with assigned scope in project phases in compliance with Corporate Project Management Methodology and Business Directives.  Ensure assigned deliverables meet business objectives.
  • Manage project management office and order execution team.
  • Secure Customer Satisfaction & Manage Expectations of Key Stakeholder



  • Secure operational business performance of product line by managing core process

    Tactical: Execute customer projects, manage processes & standards based on

    organization strategy or set short- to mid -term operational plans.



    Short/Mid term (3 -36 months), General & Project Management, process focus, x-department and functional, project in scope.


    Main responsibilities:


  • Process owner of project/order execution process (incl. active performance & resource mangement)
  • Plan & Coordinate project/order portfolio and facilitate business planning & forecast in close interaction with all departments along the value chain and business control
  • Drive an active order change management process setting a good balance between customer satisfaction and financial business objectives
  • Active Management of Opportunities and Risks with systematic follow-up of agreed activities.
  • Management & Development of team resources (competences and capacity)
  • Management of own customer projects


  • Compile holistic project/program plan with support from other departments & project organisation in common (digital) formats.
  •  Prepare project/portfolio reports incl. notifying project/portfolio risks based on the project requirements, contracts, T&C and other available information.
  • Maintain project/program administration.
  • Collect lessons learned and facilitate application of best practices across organization.
  • Support Project Managers & Team to develop his/her team#s competences within the relevant knowledge areas.
  •  Lead and manage assigned scope in project phase (incl. Customer interaction e.g. FAT, site work and/orcommissioning) in compliance with Corporate Project Management Methodology and Business Directives.
  • Report the status of assigned project scope as well as ensure that the status is according to approved project plan.
  • Maintain and develop internal and external relationships and ensure that projects fulfil stakeholder expectations.


Desired Behaviours:

  •  Achieving results
  • Making change happen
  • Decisiveness and action orientation
  • Planning and target setting
  • Developing self and others
  • Communication
  • Situational and cultural sensitivity
  • Business and Customer focus



  • Languages: German (native), English (full professional)
  • Master in BA or Engineering domain
  • PM experience of at least 5 years as lead PM for Projects with system or complex product delivery scope

    In international/global business environments; ideally PMI certification or equivalent.

  • Prooven track record of projects
  • Knowledge of Agile PM methodologies is considered as a plus
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and conflict handling skills
  • Sound knowledge and structured approach to requirement management and order change management.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Affinity to process digitization
  • Experience in leading cross domain (project) teams
  • Excellent command of MS Office esp. Excel and MS team environments


Please note that with your application to this job you explicitly agree, that we are allowed to forward, if necessary, your application including all corresponding documents to our authorised agency “Leist Personalberatung” to contact you acting on our instructions.


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at

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