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Hamburg, DE Limassol, CY Asker, NO Gdansk, PL Madrid, ES Göteborg, SE Trieste, IT Moscow, RU Drunen, NL Istanbul, TR Fareham, GB Mulhouse, FR Copenhagen, DK Helsinki, FI Emeryville, US Alimos, GR

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

Total Rewards Services Specialist


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 with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard? 


People Services organisation is supporting all Wärtsilians by delivering every day HR services in a consistent & easy way. This is done by working as one community, a seamless team and enhanced by smart technologies. People Services Community consist out of HR Local Professionals, Subject Matter Specialists and People Support Specialists.


People Services is the face of HR, working in the frontline, supporting our people and delivering services and expertise globally across the whole HR spectrum, bringing a world-class employee experience to life for Wärtsilä. We offer our services from every region in the world with a hybrid and interactive set up so that we can ensure that no matter where you are, you will get the support you need.


People Services. People First


About the Position


In this role, you will work in a team of passionate HR experts in the field of Rewarding, Performance and International Mobility. You will be strongly supporting the execution of annual processes and the continuous improvement of Reward practices in a business-driven and people-centric manner, helping form a direct link between individual, team and business performance. Touchpoints outside your team will be with the full HR Community, Business HR as well as our line managers and employees across all levels of our organization and company – cooperation and collaboration are the essential key. Hence you will work with Wärtsilä colleagues globally and highly contribute to the quality of services delivered by HR. You can be located in any Wärtsilä location. 


As Total Rewards Services Specialist, you will be focusing on:


  • Execute services across the Total Rewards Services Portfolio (Pay Increase Processes, Short Term Incentives etc).

  • Ensuring high quality of services delivered across the Total Rewards Portfolio

  • Supporting in all Total Rewards Services matters across all levels of organization.

  • Continuously optimize Reward & Recognition services and make sure that all end-to-end processes are efficient and compliant, exploring global synergies and improvement opportunities on an ongoing basis.

  • Supporting the development and implementation of rewarding strategies as well as enabling systems and tools.

  • Analyzing salary and benefits structure, implementation and effectiveness.

  • Supporting global broker arrangements.

  • Supporting in International Mobility matters.

  • Driving operational excellence within the HR organization: support of HR operations, ways of working and efficiency.


About You


People Services community is a group of professionals who are solution-oriented collaborators, fostering a culture of people-centricity, operational excellence and focus on making an impact to the business.


To succeed in this role, we are looking for someone with:


  • Ability to understand business strategies and translate these into actionable and compelling services delivery model within the performance, rewarding and mobility domain.

  • High levels of discretion given the nature of data you will be working with.

  • Have a wide experience in Recognition/Performance and compensation practices, experience on regional or global level is a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience of delivering compensation programs (staff, professional, executive, base salary design, incentive pay, job evaluation, etc.)

  • Basic knowledge of international mobility practices and related regulatory considerations is considered a plus.

  • Highly resourceful, self-driven with the ability to partner, execute and lead through influence and collaboration – across the organization.

  • Demonstrated curiosity and capacity for learning.

  •  Be service-oriented - if you don’t know something, you will for sure find out!

  •  Experience with SuccessFactors Employee Central, Compensation and Variable Pay is considered a plus

  • Be passionate about improving the imperfect – we are constantly looking for ways to work smarter!

  • Innovate thinking applied to further improve delivery services.

  • Engagement, flexibility and a sense of responsibility.

  • Solution oriented, pragmatic and innovative working style.

  • Comfortable and proficient in collaborating and engaging with various stakeholders across all levels in the organization.


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


  • Demonstrate a genuine desire to make an impact on Wartsila people.

  • Find the “positives" in the negatives, search for the solutions to the challenges.

  • Proactively look for opportunities to cooperate with your HR colleagues and business in order to drive continuous improvement.

  • Avoid getting stuck with the “past” and adopt a fresh approach to the present.

  • Take on things you have never done before.

  • Put yourself in the shoes of our Wärtsilä colleagues to think what would serve best the whole company.

  • Be service-minded. If you don’t know something, you will for sure find it out!

  • Be passionate about improving the imperfect – we are constantly looking for ways to work smarter!


People Services is a place where you can have an impact on Wärtsilians day to day, helping us to deliver on our strategic goals while growing as a people pro and staying relevant for the future!


Career, job, calling, future – whatever you call it, only you can define it!


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 that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. 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 21 June 2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Katharina Falke, Total Reward Services Lead, through email at katharina.falke@wartsila.com 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 21 June 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. 



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.