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Primary Location: 

Germany - Wilhelmshaven, DE

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Other

Manager Naval Service (m/f/d)

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.


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?


Our Marine Electrical Systems business provides innovative state-of-the-art system solutions for technical demanding requirements focusing on naval ships, yachts and special vessels of all types. As a competent partner for ship owners and shipyards worldwide Marine Electrical Systems assumes overall responsibility for complex systems projects.


We are now looking for an open-minded and future-oriented


Manager Naval Service


to join our team in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This service unit is specialized on serving the German Navy in Wilhelmshaven and Kiel and provides excellent service support to all types of naval ships. Some traveling will be required to keep a close partnership with your colleagues at the Hamburg headquarter, although most meetings are actually held virtually.


In this role your responsibility will include


  • the organizational, technical and strategic leadership of our service location in Wilhelmshaven and the assigned location in Kiel
  • the close teamwork with the sales team by supporting in bids- and proposal process, business growth and development of new business areas
  • all leadership activities towards your 42 employees as well as capacity planning/optimization and team coordination
  • the overall responsibility for service and retrofit orders for (inter-)national navy customers
  • reporting and controlling activities


For us to be the best match, we expect you have gained knowledge in system business and experience from working with the German Navy. As an ideal candidate you completed technical studies, preferably in electrical engineering, and acquired commercial knowledge as well. You should feel comfortable with company group structures and be fond of target-oriented teamwork. For you to succeed in the position we hope you have leadership competences as well as good communication skills in German and English and a pro-active mind-set.


We are offering you a challenging and interesting position related to an exciting technology.  You will be part of an open-minded team and will have the opportunity to further develop your talents within an international working environment.



For further information about the position, please contact General Manager Hendrik Renner via Hendrik.Renner@wartsila.com.


We are looking forward to receiving your application through our careers portal and aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.


Last application date: 31/12/2020

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