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Hamburg, DE Helsinki, FI

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Other

Talent Development Lead

In Wärtsilä Voyage we have an 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 Talent Development Lead to join our team


In this role, you will:

  • Proactively contribute to development and implementation of business strategy. Translate business strategy to concrete and impactful people development actions for the business.
  • Lead execution of learning and development programs and ensure effective implementation of talent development portfolio that is aligned with people priorities for the business.
  • Provide insights to learning portfolio development and evaluate the effectiveness of the talent strategies.


Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Building capabilities and competencies in the business according strategy and people agenda
  • Lead execution of learning and development programs and ensure effective implementation of talent development portfolio, aligned with people priorities for the business.
  • Providing view for learning portfolio and evaluating and providing reports regarding the effectiveness of the business talent strategies
  • Developing, initiating and maintaining effective programs for workforce retention, talent management, succession planning and mentoring programs.
  • Providing and coordinating coaching and mentoring and talent development actions.
  • Partnering with business leaders, HR Business Partners, Center of Excellence and People Services



As an ideal candidate for this position you will have a MSc (or BSc) degree in a relevant field (Economics, Pedagogy, Psychology), supported by extensive work experience in talent development or learning and development role. Experience from working in an international and global environment as well as substantial experience from talent development or capability development will be beneficial for you to succeed in this position. You have these skills and experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal, coaching, and negotiation skills. 
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Positive can-do attitude, solution orientation and customer service mind-set.
  • General business understanding and understanding of different business models.
  • Experience of turning business strategies into talent development and engagement strategies.
  • Solid OD understanding and strong understanding of effective development methodologies.
  • Solid understanding of leadership development and talent management.
  • Project management experience and/or a target driven and structured way of working.
  • Solid facilitation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


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 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately18,000 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