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Hamburg, DE

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

HR Business Partner

Who we are:

A safer, low-carbon shipping industry is underpinned by data sharing. We at Wärtsilä Voyage are creating the digital infrastructure needed to enable high-performing maritime logistics. Through our world-leading Smart Marine portfolio, we support our customers in their efforts to ensure secure, highly energy-efficient and cost-effective marine operations. 

Wärtsilä is on a mission to enable sustainable societies with smart technology. As we change course towards a cleaner, smarter maritime future, we’re looking for top talent to join our team. Are you ready to join the Voyage?

At Wärtsilä Voyage, we radically transform how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies, to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions reduction. And it’s pretty darn exciting… 

We’re on a mission to ensure that not only do our customers all around the globe reap the full benefits of the technology revolution, they actively contribute towards achieving a safer, more sustainable shipping future. 

Smarter ships will allow operators to more effectively control the movements of their vessels, reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions. Think ‘towards autonomy’ tech and smart voyage optimisation! With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, we are well positioned to lead the maritime industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain.

Our work embodies our values: We are accountable to have a positive impact - this is why every Voyager possesses the expertise, deep experience and powerfully bold thinking that will set the maritime industry on a new, exciting course.

To drive and utilise this potential we are now looking to recruit a HR Business Partner.

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 a 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 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