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Germany - Hamburg, DE

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

Lead HR Business Partner, Voyage

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. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


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!


Purpose of the role:
For a defined portfolio (e.g. one or more BUs within Voyage), be the key partner to respective executives and drive the achievement of our Voyage business strategy through investments into the right capabilities, structure, leadership and culture to assure people and the overall organization are most effective and enabled to deliver on our overall Voyage business strategy. 


The location for the position is Hamburg, Germany.


- Partner with the Voyage Management Team members for a defined portfolio to translate business strategy to concrete and impactful people priorities and contribute to turning business needs into requirement for HR action plan / HR Services. 
- Co-create and own your business unit’s people strategy and the implementation of its components together with executive leaders to ensure the achievement of business and people objectives, as well as competitiveness in the market.
- Ensure meaningful people process compliance and implementation in your respective responsibility area. 
- Lead, coach and support your team members (HR BPs) in implementing planned development projects in their respective business lines.
- Manage organizational changes by setting up the change process, defining communicational structures and support the leaders in the internal communication regarding people topics.
- Support the respective Management Team in driving people agenda, for example: organizational development, workforce effectiveness, change leadership and Talent strategy & Development. 
- Actively engaging in the culture, engagement and performance management by identifying and removing obstacles for high performance. 
- Based on people analytics, provide workforce insights to secure most impactful organizational measures.
- Coach senior leaders on leadership and provide support and coaching on management team development and leading and supporting change projects with people impact.
- Create a Talent Strategy with a strong bench strength to identify and develop new leadership pipeline and manage retention risk. 

Your success will be measured against Employee satisfaction, contribution to strategy implementation and change project completion - and ultimately financial business performance.


At Voyage, our culture shapes who we are and how we operate. We need someone who is just as passionate about the culture as they are about the work they are doing in the business. Lead HR Business Partner at Voyage are less focused on HR best practices for HR’s sake, and rather are expected to provide wise partnership and co-ownership to drive the achievement of our Voyage business strategy. To be successful in this role, you’ll have to develop a deep understanding of the business and culture, and foster knowledge and appreciation around the digital marine industry and what we want to achieve with Voyage. 


You’ll be responsible for driving decisions on organization design, compensation, employee development, and much more. Leading, demonstrating, redefining and even challenging the Voyage culture is a top priority. A successful Lead HR Business Partner at Voyage understands not only team dynamics but deeply understands the functions they support and how they fit in with the broader business. They can contribute to conversations outside of people and culture, but can also leverage our culture to make the business more effective. They are naturally curious about other people and cultures, and strive to create not only an efficient but an inclusive work environment. The right person for this role must have comfort with ambiguity, and be able to make quick, well-informed decisions. 


As an ideal candidate for this position you will have a Bachelors’ or a Masters’ degree preferably in HR-Management, Psychology, Business Administration or Social Sciences, supported by extensive work experience in diverse generalist HR roles. Experience partnering with, challenging and influencing stakeholders at the Executive level across countries and continents is imperative. 


- Experience – Minimum of 7-10 years working experience, with significant experience in organizational transformation and as HR Business Partner in a multinational technology company. You are familiar with the work in an enterprise set up, possess a solid HR BP foundation, but you also enjoy an agile and dynamic environment.
- Stakeholder Management – You easily develop trustful professional relationships with your business stakeholders and peers.
- Leadership – In coaching, team-building, and conflict resolution and bringing strong people management experience.
- Execution – Easily translate business goals into people requirements and meaningful people products. You think and act solution oriented, you enjoy taking over challenging topics and would always remain in the driver seat of your tasks even in busy times.
- Skilled – In mediation, coaching and consulting are brilliant and you have profound knowledge in performance management and people development. You are firm in executive communication and confident in moderating large group discussions – also fluent in English. 
- Mindset – Strong entrepreneurial mindset and execution focus with ‘startup sensibilities’ and thrives in a data driven culture. You have a growing passion for the role of people data insights and leveraging analytics in your decision making.


In addition, an ideal candidate: 
- Demonstrates Wärtsilä values and related behaviors and goes beyond own role to collaborate and make an impact
- Ability to coach senior leaders and support in building high performing teams based on trust 
- Generates inspiration and has a positive can-do attitude, solution orientation and customer service mind-set
- Able to create clarity around people priorities and communicate annual people process keeping the business value in the focus 
- Inspires people to take action towards the future goals and has a business and goal-oriented mind-set and experience in turning business strategies into people related actions
- Drives results with excellent planning and execution skills: coaching, facilitation, change leadership and project management
- Experience from working in an international and global environment as well as substantial experience as business management team member will be beneficial for you to succeed in this position
- Solid experience in concept development based on analyzed and identified customer needs (consultative skills); and action plan definition and realization (project management)
- Experience from leading a team is considered as an asset
- Mature, well-organized, a self-starter with enthusiasm and initiative
- Customer oriented, approachable and strong interpersonal and networking skills
- Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills; ability to multitask and prioritize
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Fluency in English is a must, German a plus but not necessary
- Knowledge in German employment law is a plus
- A strong goal-getter and team player 


In addition, general competency areas relevant to all people in Wärtsilä HR:
- Business acumen: Understanding our businesses interdependencies and performance drivers. Integrating business priorities, perspectives and desired outcomes with HR decisions, operations and activities to drive HR initiatives from a business angle. 
- Communication: Conveying and exchanging thoughts, ideas and information effectively through various mediums and approaches.
- System thinking: Performing problem solving within complex environments. Understanding the effects of parts onto the whole by looking for patterns and behaviors.
- Service Orientation: Committing to exceeding both internal and external customers’ needs. Proactively identifying customer needs and sustaining a culture of service excellence within the organization.
- Leadership: Leading others to achieve objectives in the most effective way. Providing an inclusive workplace that cultivates workplace relationships and teamwork, and fostering the development of others.
- Decision Making: Choosing a course of action from various alternatives using a reasoned process to achieve intended goals.
- Developing People: Helping others to learn and develop their capabilities to enhance their performance and achieve personal or professional goals.


Most importantly, you need to have genuine drive and desire to restore great performance together within Wärtsilä HR!


Please apply byt 27th of September, 2020.


For more information, please contact:
Henning Kuttenkeuler
VP Human Resources
Marine Voyage
+49 4088 250

Last application date: 27/09/2020

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