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Primary Location: 

Monterrey, MX

Function:  Sales & Marketing
Job Category:  Sales & Marketing

General Manager Marine (Solutions) Sales

Vacancies in AMER, Marine Business


1 Position: General Manager, Sales – Marine Solutions


Preferred Location: Mexico City, MX


Position Description


Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as the initial and principal point of contact for Marine Solutions related projects and opportunities.
  • Establish, build, and maintain long-term customer relationships to improve the company's opportunities for sales and profits while ensuring customer satisfaction by providing effective and timely responses to customer’s requirements.
  • Coordinate and effectively manage communication among customer base and global business units to ensure accurate, consistent and relevant information is leveraged.    
  • Maximize budget sensitive travel to achieve related objectives.
  • Define growth strategy in primary area of responsibility (AOR).
  • Grow customer base by promoting Wartsila portfolio to existing and new customers such as shipyards, designers, owners and operators.
  • Experienced in direct, indirect and consultative selling, project management and contract negotiations.
  • Meet and exceed annual regional and corporate targets while maintaining acceptable profit margins for Wartsila Marine Solutions.
  • Promote, Participate and Engage in industry trade shows, expos, symposiums and government lobbying efforts in conjunction with segment and product experts. Evaluate ROI on effforts.
  • Lead and manage (often virtual, changing) capture teams comprising of different product/business lines within the company.
  • Establish project specific “Value proposition” to effectively leverage Wartsila portfolio.
  • Maintain frequent, accurate and useful updates of customer interactions, visits, opportunities as well as market and customer intelligence in CRM.
  • Develop and manage account plans/profiles and actively participate in account strategy sessions.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of contracts in accordance with corporate guidelines.
  • Proactively work to enable cross-divisional and cross-organisational cooperation.


Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering field such as Naval Architecture, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering and 10+ years of marine or marine related sales, business development role or a mix of an advanced degree (MBA, MEng, etc.)  plus, relative and or transferable skills.
  • Relevant Marine industry knowledge with a strong background in customer facing roles.
  • Established customer network and extensive geographic knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience in working in fast paced multicultural and highly matrixed organizations.
  • Experienced and comfortable in presenting to and engaging in C-Level discussions.
  • Ability to effectively provide value propositions from both a technical and operational perspective to include lifecycle solutions, CAPEX and OPEX propositions.
  • Proactive and engaging self-starter with ability to operate in a fast-paced and changing market environment with little or no supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally with minimum VISA restrictions (up to 60%)
  • Excellent presentation skills and full proficiency in Spanish and English (both written and verbal)
  • Experience with CRM systems such as “Salesforce” and MS Office suite

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 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at

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