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Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  General Management & Administration
Job Category:  Support Functions

Area & Network Assistant AMER & NA

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality.

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.  Want to join the ride?


Executive Network Administrator Assistant, WNA


This position requires advanced interpersonal skills, a positive can-do attitude, initiative, good judgment, analytical skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Set priorities, effectively manage ambiguity, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously for multiple executives.


The ideal candidate should have a strong customer service approach, be self-directed, have advanced written, and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle situations with a sense of urgency in a time sensitive environment. Have a proven track record of proactively managing multiple calendars at the executive level, be able to shift directions/be flexible in changing situations and be able to prioritize incoming work. Reports To Sales Director, Marine Business Americas / Managing Director of Wartsila North America


Responsibilities and Duties: (that are not limited to)

  • Executive-level interfaces within the local organization and across the company
  • Proactively manage multiple calendars, making decisions on behalf to prioritize calendar requests based on shifting business priorities to ensure accurate scheduling and appropriate allocation of time
  • Assume control of all expense reporting for the executive team
  • Coordination of internal and external meetings working with various people within the organization, and External Partners
  • Manage domestic and international travel plans, and agendas as needed
  • Provide Administrative support for multiple team members. Some examples are, but not limited to: space planning, maintain team aliases, assist with onboarding new employees, coordinate office moves, order supplies, maintain equipment, coordinate, and execute team morale events Hiring & Headcount management & requests
  • Support the Director of Human Resources in the execution of support in the process of new personnel, assisting with various HR initiatives including but not limited to My Voice Committee activities(Wellbeing, Recognition, Diversity & Inclusion & Social Responsibility), Employee Roundtable scheduling, (Coffee Talks), act as an ambassador on local HR activities, supporting Local, and Area management team
  • Support the Americas Legal team, including but not limited to the production, and review of customer contracts, meeting deadlines, organizing meetings for external guests
  • Administrative support to the Energy Business-Americas management team.  This to include, but not limited to, meeting organization, Calendar management, expense reporting, Power-point design, and production, and all other duties as assigned
  • Support the Communications Manager on local communications and management of the Compass WNA page, LinkedIn postings, Yammer and other social media.
  • Administrative support for the Business Control area to include much the same as above
  • Direct Contact with some of the External Providers that are critical for local WNA and MyVoice Activities (such as C.A.Short – for Recognition; Tree of Angels with Jack & Jill Children’s Center; Harry & Davis for Holiday Gifts; Mercedes Benz for Corporate Run: among others).
  • Act as the liaison between the locally supported management team and all functional and operational areas reporting into the management team located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Monitor & control the correct use of AMEX / Citi cards for WNA
  • When requested, research, collect and analyze data for various members of the management team
  • Assist all executive team members with immigration issues related to travel, and training
  • All other duties as assigned



  • Assist effectively in all office and administrative duties. 
  • Bring added value to the position by acting independently and managing your own work to maximize effectiveness for those that you support. 
  • Provide accurate, timely and effective service. 
  • Create a positive, can-do spirit for both internal and external customers.


Qualifications and Previous Experience:

  • 8 to 10 years previous experience supporting “C” suite executives within a large multi-national organization supporting multiple executives.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to build relationships across all levels
  • Multi-lingual, Spanish/English and or Portuguese a plus
  • Must have excellent Project Management skills
  • Must be highly organized and demonstrate the ability to work independently
  • Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written
  • Expert level with Microsoft Office products (MS Teams is a must)
  • Previous experience with SAP a plus


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 


Last application date: 06/10/2021

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.


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 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more:  www.wartsila.com.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami