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Primary Location: 

Netherlands - Drunen, NL

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

HR Business Partner, Marine Power, Parts Services


Wärtsilä is on a journey to restore great performance and simplify how we do business. To support this, Wartsila HR is in the midst of a transformation towards ONE fit-for-purpose high-impact HR. As part of our goals we want to add simplicity in the ways of working, increase clarity in roles and responsibilities and bring more speed in decision making through clear ownership and accountability. HR play an important role in ensuring our Businesses achieve their goals. The development of HR is done together with businesses. 


Marine Power  leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä's Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise.​ 


We are looking for an HR Business Partner to join the Business HR team in Marine Power, Parts Services organization.  


Preferred location is the Netherlands and you will report to Senior HR Business Partner, Parts Services.   


In this role, you will be a member of a management team and support leaders to turn business requirements into people priorities. Your focus will be on: 

  • Partnering with the respective business management to understand the people requirements and implications of business projects, initiatives and action plans in your responsibility area and turn them into people priorities, HR solutions and action plans 

  • Supporting assigned management teams / assigned leaders to implement Wärtsilä people processes according to annual people management cycle. 

  • Proactively engaging in dialogue with other HR instances regarding business needs and requirements. Facilitating cooperation between business and HR when needed.  

  • Leading and supporting change projects with people impact and ways of working development to secure effective organisation.  

  • Actively contributing in the culture and talent development, for example by identifying and removing obstacles for high performance in region/function level.  

  • Coaching the management team members / assigned leaders in their leadership and supporting in management team development. 

  • Ensuring meaningful people process compliance and implementation in your respective responsibility area. 


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


As an ideal candidate for this position you will have a MSc (or BSc) degree in a relevant field (Economics, Pedagogy, Psychology), supported by 5-7 year experience in diverse generalist HR roles. Experience from working in a local and regional level as well as experience as business management team member will be beneficial for you to succeed in this position.  


In addition, an ideal candidate:  

  • Demonstrates Wärtsilä values and related behaviours  

  • Has a good understanding of HR processes and how those connect to business needs  

  • Is able to facilitate change and support the team in creating high performance   

  • Generates inspiration and has a positive can-do attitude, solution orientation and customer service mind-set. 

  • Is able create clarity around people priorities and communicate annual people process keeping the business value in the focus  

  • Has a business and goal-oriented mind-set and experience in turning business strategies into people related actions 

  • Has facilitation and coaching skills 


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 into the whole by looking for patterns and behaviours. 

  • 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! 


If you feel excited about being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your application, together with a Curriculum Vitae before the application deadline on August 14th by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.


For further information about the position please contact Sonja Koskinen, Senior HR Business Partner, Parts Services @+358 405746278 or Sonja.koskinen@wartsila.com