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Primary Location: 

Germany - Hamburg, DE

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Product Manager - Marine Automation Systems

Who we are:

Wärtsilä Voyage radically transforms how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies, to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions. 

We are developing a unique integrated infrastructure that combines the bridge systems, cloud data management, data services, decision support tools, and access to real-time information, resulting in a smarter Voyage. Our customized, eco-conscious approach ensures that not only do our customers all around the globe reap the full benefits of the technology revolution, they actively contribute towards achieving a sustainable shipping future. With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, Wärtsilä Voyage is well positioned to lead the industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain – let us take you on a journey!


We are now looking for a Product Manager – Marine Automation Systems to join our team.


Purpose of the role:

Wärtsilä Voyage possesses the full range of on board ship navigational, automation and coastal traffic control products and decision support AI. We believe that the future of safe and efficient shipping belongs to a semi- and autonomous transport and are searching for a strategically looking leader to consolidate existing and develop new product components into a productised Automation Systems solution gaining commercial leadership on the new market. 


Through world-class Product Management practices, PMs are the Single Point of Authority of the Products & Solutions that they lead. Owning the end-to-end lifecycle of a product from our Automation Systems portfolio, the Product Manager is the key figure within Voyage who connects the dots between the market and the business. Contributing to the product strategy and driving its execution through identifying and solving market problems that are urgent, impactful, and valuable to customers.


This position will be preferably based in Hamburg, St Petersburg, Helsinki, or Hørsholm.


Key responsibilities:

A Product Manager in Voyage acts as the ‘Mini-CEO’ of the Product. Running the product as if it was the own company sitting within a wider business. The Product Manager will collaborate with the wider business to understand a product inside out, while also aligning the business with their vision and purpose for the product, as well as -


  • Contributes into the company product portfolio strategy development.  
  • Executes the product strategy and vision, managing the product requirements across data, platform and software.
  • Collaborates with the product development teams including design, finance, legal, comms and other internal teams as required, to deliver best-in-class products globally.
  • Need to comply and actively engage in the Product Development framework with its various milestones.
  • Develops in depth insights on market opportunities, having a deep understanding of our business and the competitive landscape.
  • Analyzes product profitability and product success metrics.
  • Prioritize the uses cases per market.
  • Pilot the roadmap of all sub components.
  • Align the organization on the next generation of products, favoring fast innovation to market, shared platform, and interoperability with on-shore solutions.
  • Reports monthly on product / portfolio performance, with particular attention to product profitability.
  • Owner of the roadmap of future and existing offers.
  • Drive the market analysis and core needs.
  • Develops pricing strategy and tactics, based on the brief from the Business.
  • Develops a forecast for the product, based on input from product marketing, projected sales and own experience.
  • Become a true expert in your product area, knowing all the key metrics of a product, possessing the expertise and confidence to be the single point of contact for businesses at any stage in the product lifecycle.  
  • Use Root Cause Analysis methodologies to understand why users have trouble when using a product, and be able to provide solutions as a result.


Success measures:

The product Manager can be measured on success by the following areas –

  • Individual success: grow in the role, personal leadership development
  • Role success: ability to perform functionally as role model
  • Activity success: based on OKR



Key requirements:

As an ideal candidate for this position you will have a BA/BS or MS in Engineering or Business

alongside the experience outlined below.


  • 10+ years’ relevant professional experience amongst which 4+ in a product role. Marine experience alongside exposure to the Tech and software industry is a must.
  • Ability to build & develop trustful professional relationships with ease across your business stakeholders and peers.
  • Can ensure accountability is held by all relevant parties and can also demonstrate the ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, influence, and gain business by in, when pitching a new strategy or vision.
  • Possess the courage to challenge the status quo, own challenging assignments, and present different solutions to achieve better results.
  • Previous responsibility for owning the product roadmap, product performance, developing propositions, resolving product issues. You will also understand product creation framework and product life cycles.
  • Ability to collect relevant data and analyze it to produce recommendations and perform root-cause analysis.
  • Proven experience creating and capturing new ideas. Analyzing and building propositions for your product. Producing variants for different target market segments, buyer and user profiles.
  • Previous experience successfully defining and executing Go to Market strategies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to provide fact-based recommendations.
  • Self-starter with ability to lead large scale projects.
  • Fluency in English is a must.
  • Travelling worldwide at least on a monthly basis. 


If the above profile sounds like you and joining a business where you can work with talented, global teams, exciting products, and where your work can make a huge impact both internally and externally, then we would love to hear from you!

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 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 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 www.wartsila.com