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Hamburg, DE

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

Talent Development Lead

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?



We are now looking for an inspiring and engaging Talent Development Lead. 


As a part of Marine Power organisation, you will be part of the journey of decarbonization and services growth. The purpose of HR function is to develop our people in Marine Power to support growth strategies and we proactively contribute to development and implementation of business strategy. In this role you will, translate business strategy to concrete and impactful people development actions for the business. Build capabilities and competencies in Marine Power according to strategy and people agenda. 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:  

  • Build capabilities and competencies in Marine Power working backwards from strategy and based on our people agenda, conceptualizing the development of capabilities, competencies, and skills for Marine Power in line with our group concept and approach. 

  • Support in organisational design and effective organisation development methodologies. 

  • Provide insight into strategic competencies, define and lead prioritized development actions based on workforce planning in Marine Power according to group concept and process   

  • Create and plan concrete actions around learning and talent management to support the translation of Marine Power strategy into execution. 

  • Plan engagement and leadership development strategies based on business strategy. 

  • Lead the definition and implementation of a learning portfolio for Marine Power specific strategic competence development needs. 

  • Lead execution of learning and development programs based on said portfolio  

  • Evaluate and leverage relevant metrics and KPIs regarding the effectiveness of business talent strategies, assess   impact and effectiveness of learning and talent development solutions and adjust strategy based on insights 

  • Develop, initiate and maintain effective talent management programs impacting workforce retention, , e.g. around succession planning, coaching, mentoring etc.., in line with annual cadence and processes 

  • Ensure excellent contribution and balance between group co-creation on talent management and Marine Power specific development. 

  • Partnering with business leaders, HR Business Partners, CoEs and People Services 



  • MSc (or BSc) degree in a relevant field (Economics, Pedagogy, Psychology). 

  • Extensive work experience and proven track record in talent development or learning and development role. 

  • Experience of turning business strategies into talent development and engagement strategies. 

  • Substantial experience from capability and competence development. 

  • Strong presentation skills.  

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.  

  • Very structured way of working and project management experience. 

  • Positive can-do attitude, solution orientation and customer service mind-set.  

  • Strong business acumen and understanding of different business operating models. 

  • Solid organisational design understanding and strong understanding of effective development methodologies. 

  • Solid understanding of leadership development and talent management. 

  • Solid facilitation skills.  

  • Fluency in written and spoken English. 


In this role, your success will be measured by: 

  • Employee satisfaction 

  • Your contribution to strategy 

  • Ultimately financial business performance; Business targets; order intake, net sales, EBIT 


Most importantly, you need to have genuine drive and desire to restore great performance together within Wärtsilä HR! 

The position is open until March 30, 2022 however, we will start interviews immediately when applications start coming in. 


Please note: Due to the short recruitment timeline, we will start interviewing candidates already during the application period. If you are in a different time zone, please ensure you allow adequate time to apply before applications close in Eastern Europe Time Zone.

Last application date: 15/03/2023 


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 

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