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Leicester, GB

Function:  Sales & Marketing
Job Category:  Sales & Marketing

Senior Sales Expert - Sensors

Wärtsilä Voyage radically transforms how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies, to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions (decarbonization).   

Within Voyage, the Smart Vessel product group has a Scale Up business mindset where small teams from different functions work together in a cutting-edge technology environment. Here existing and innovative technologies are deployed to build new solutions which are specifically aimed to situational awareness for the offshore, windfarm and vessel autonomy markets. The latter will grow from smart assistance systems into semi- and full autonomy solutions. 


For our Offshore/DP/ Autonomy sensors sales team, we are seeking a 

Senior Sales Expert – (Offshore DP) SENSORS  


for our location in Leicester/UK.


Purpose of the role:

The Senior Sales Expert (SnrSE) - SENSORS is responsible for achieving and exceeding the SENSORS global sales target and ensures future growth by active development of the sales channel(s), both Direct and Indirect. The SnrSE operates in a global sales matrix organisation and functions as a ‘bridge’ between the Head of product/Product Lead and the subject matters Sales Experts who are in the regional sales teams. 

The role is a perfect fit for a technical DP sensor expert who wants to exploit his/ her expertise in a commercial career. The successful candidate will be part of a small, global and informal team. 


Key Responsibilities:


  • Sales Growth through a senior product & market domain expertise:
    • Realization of Global Order Intake for SENSORS solutions. 
    • Actively contribute and support the Regional Sales Directors (RSD) in setting Regional Sales SENSORS budgets and their targets.
    • In close cooperation with the RSD, functionally lead and support regional Sales Experts:
      • In the creation of value proposition/ quotation /response to tenders, internal bid meetings, customer negotiations based on company strategy and management guidelines.
      • Actively support and lead the closing of SENSOR business. 
      • Develop Indirect Sales channels as per Wartsila guidance
    • Aligned with the Go-To-Market (GTM) initiatives, lead the Sales team assigned GTM activities and tasks within the SENSORS.
    • Together with the Sensors team, actively support customer trials, field tests and POC’s with product expertise and positioning to the customer.
    • Together with the ‘Voyage Business Development’ team, initiate and co-develop Wartsila Smart Marine concept(s)
  • Product Support
    • Acts as the interface between Product Group, Product Office, Rapid Innovation and the global sales organization (and vice versa). 
    • Ensures product updates, product training, new product initiatives and GTM/ marketing strategies are executed within the global sales team. 
    • Ensures customer/ sales feedback related to the SENSORS is communicated to the relevant Product Group(s), Product Office, Marketing, etc.  
    • Consultatively influence and support the SENSORS product roadmap.
    • Represent Voyage at Industry Exhibitions, (Partner) conferences and potentially be a speaker.
    • Work closely with wider Wartsila sales teams to share opportunities to cross-sell sensors, DP systems and other voyage offerings.
  • Reporting
    • Strong CRM Management
    • Timely reporting using the correct formats to keep the organisation informed


Key requirements: 


  • Qualifications - bachelor’s degree (level) or equivalent by experience.
  • Experience - Extensive market experience in SENSORS within the international BtB environment. Offshore industry experience is an advantage. Proven ability to work in a functional (Matrix) organisation and lead (virtual) teams.
  • Existing network of ship owners/operators and shipyards in the offshore (O&G and wind) market will be highly beneficial.
  • Required skills: 
    • Highest levels of integrity, as per Wartsila Code of Conduct
    • Structured functional leadership skills and able to motivate teams in a dynamic sales environment.
    • Motivate and drive change when required. Lead by example whilst providing a listening ear for team’s feedback. 
    • Solution based / Strategic selling methodology
    • Public speaking/ Presentation skills
    • Ability to travel (national and internationally), estimated to 50%.
    • Eager to sell, entrepreneur style, natural drive to close deals
    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills, social and outgoing.
    • International network and cross-cultural understanding is required.


Why you and us


If the above profile sounds like you and joining a business where you can work with talented, global and regional teams, exciting products, and where your work can make a huge impact both internally and externally, then we would love to hear from you!  

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

If this sounds like the right opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you. Please apply online through our Careers site. 

Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Alex Van Knotsenborg,

Please apply by 1 May 2022 at 23:59 EET. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.

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. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at