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Hamburg, DE Hørsholm, DK Helsinki, FI Trieste, IT Leicester, GB St. Petersburg, RU

Function:  Quality & Operational Development
Job Category:  Support Functions

Senior Manager, Operational Improvement

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.

And 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.

We are looking to hire a seasoned Senior Manager, Operational Process Improvements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership of Voyage Operations key processes: S&OP, Warehouse, Assembly, Supply Chain Management.
  • 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.
  • Align all stakeholders to process and ensure that they contribute sufficiently to ensure that the process works effectively once implemented.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Manage documentation, policies and training related to the process.
  • Collaborate with other 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, you will need to have

  • Strong experience of process development and continuous improvement of processes and tools.
  • 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)
  • Experience with Operations processes, especially S&OP, is an advantage


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 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