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Hamburg, DE

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

HR Business Partner (m/f/d)

In Wärtsilä Voyage we have a unique integrated infrastructure that combines the ships bridge systems, cloud data management, data services, decision support tools, and access to real-time information and much more resulting in a smarter Voyage. 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. Want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a Senior HR Business Partner to join our team.



Purpose of the role:
Joining the global Voyage HR team for a defined part of the portfolio (e.g. one or more Business Areas within a BU of Voyage) and in support of the respective Lead HR BP, 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. 


Key responsibilities: 

  • Partner with the Voyage Management Team members for a defined part of the 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/area’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. 
  • 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.


Key requirements: 
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 across countries and continents is imperative. 
  • Significant experience in organizational transformation and as Senior 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  •  Fluency in English is a must.
  • Solid experience in concept development based on analyzed and identified customer needs (consultative skills); and action plan definition and realization (project management)
  • Most importantly, you need to have genuine drive and desire to restore great performance together within Wärtsilä HR!



This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Voyage 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 committed to creating a Smart Marine Ecosystem, whereby every vessel can connect to digital services that make voyaging safer and greener. With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, we are well positioned to lead the industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain and to be the first partner of choice when leveraging the latest digital technologies. www.wartsila.com/marine/voyage

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 at www.wartsila.com