Hamburg, DE Hørsholm, DK Schiedam, NL

Function:  Business Development
Job Category:  Support Functions

Manager, Sales and Operations Planning

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?

We in Wärtsilä ANCS (Automation, Navigation and Control Systems) are now looking for a Manager, Sales and Operations Planning to join our Materials Management, Operational Development team which is a team of senior professionals.

The position is permanent and the preferred location for the position is in Hamburg, Germany, but also Horsholm, Denmark and Schiedam, the Netherlands can be considered.

For us to be the best match, we expect you to have strong SAP knowledge especially in production planning and experience from co-operating with sales and PMO.


As a Manager, Sales and Operations Planning, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Ownership of Voyage Operations key processes’ development: S&OP (Sales and Operations planning), Warehouse, Assembly
  • Ownership of Voyage ANCS S&OP meeting; Orders Forecast / factory capacity / lead time / supplier forecast
  • Improve sales forecast usage and understanding within ANCS
  • Collaborate with SCM planning, Sales and PMO regarding availability especially for “fast track deliveries”
  • Plan production slots in SAP according S&OP meeting and production orders according order intake
  • Allocate the goods produced to orders according to PMO priorities.
  • Design, implement and manage effective and efficient Operations processes together with subject experts to deliver quality outcomes
  • Define, document and communicate process objectives, targets and measurements together with Process Owners
  • Align all stakeholders to process and ensure that they contribute sufficiently to secure that the process works effectively once implemented
  • Identify process improvement opportunities, Manage documentation, policies and training related to the process
  • Collaborate with process owners for end to end process alignments
  • Review, approve and communicate process changes and/or improvements
  • Ensure that processes are well integrated in systems and tools


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

  • Strong experience of process development and continuous improvement of processes and tools
  • Strong SAP experience especially in the area of  production planning.
  • Strong can do attitude and capability to make things happen.
  • Understanding and experience of cross functional business process alignment
  • Proven Project Management skills, familiar with Agile methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English is mandatory)
  • Ability to collaborate and drive the change in cross-functional alliances
  • Understanding of Ops fundamentals is highly beneficial
  • Experience of transformation program or acquisition/post-merge integration is seen as an advantage.


Why you and us

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 15.06.2023, through submitting your application through our careers portal.

Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified?

Please reach out to:Pertti Jalkanen, Senior Manager, Materials Managaement & Operational Development pertti.jalkanen@wartsila.com / +358 400 538 666 with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).


Please apply by 15.6.2023 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.

Last application date: 15/06/2023 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com