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Germany - Hamburg, DE

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Head of Performance Advisory

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem. With the world’s widest portfolio and service network, we – Wärtsilians - deliver efficient, safe and sustainable integrated products and solutions to enhance the business of our customers. The opportunities presented through digitalisation and new technologies are offering a new era of shipping.


Did you know that shipping is the world’s most efficient mode of transportation and that approximately 90% of world trade is carried by sea? We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future - oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


Wartsila Voyage is introducing the future of fleet operations around its well known ECDIS and integrating currently separate processes for voyage planning, weather routing, voyage execution and fleet performance management. We are supporting our shipping customers with advanced software solutions that work with large amounts of onboard data. In order to make optimal use of these solutions shipping companies need guidance during implementation and operations phases. Therefore, we are building up a team that works together with the customers helping them with interpretation and connecting our software with their business processes.


We are looking to recruit a Head of Performance Advisory as soon as possible for our Transas business unit in Voyage solutions business line.



As a Head of Performance Advisory at Transas your responsibilities will include:


  • Setting up and running a global team advising our fast growing customer base
  • Support pre-sales activities as an expert for performance management and run active trials with potential clients
  • Deliver client implementation projects and advise clients how to use the products and services
  • Identify performance differences among vessels and their causes based on client and industry data
  • Process and analyze large amounts of data by using modern Business Intelligence Tools
  • Find patterns and draw conclusions on improvement levers for shipping companies based on data analysis
  • Further improve delivery and operations processes for new clients
  • Feedback and help specifying product development items



To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:


  • an engineering degree such as marine engineering, naval arcitect or similar
  • indepth experience in the shipping industry on operations and fuel efficiency subjects
  • team management experience
  • experienced in facing and working with clients in complex settings
  • good access and understanding to modern IT technology
  • basic programming skills for database queries and similar analytic purposes
  • analytically and conceptually strong mind set, energetic and indipendently working 
  • inspiring, confident, persuasive manner, talent in dealing with colleagues and client personnel on different levels



Why you and us?


​​​​​​​By joining us, you will get to work in an international work environment in a challenging position. We highly care for employability of all our employees hence employees are encouraged to utilize the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials. The opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth orientated organisation. We offer excellent primary and secondary terms of employment and a healthy work-life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust. The culture can be described as down to earth and decisive.


We drive an inclusive corporate culture by respecting diversity. Success requires a mix of employees - diversity in nationality, gender, age, personality and educational background.


If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your job application, together with a Curriculum Vitae. Please give information about your salary expectations and possible start date.


Last application date: 20/10/2019


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 2018, 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