Nantes Cedex 2, FR Surgères, FR

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

Talent Acquisition Partner

We are Wärtsilä, one global team of purpose-driven experts committed to decarbonising the marine and energy industriesWith us, you will work with the industries holding the roadmap to net zero. The power and heat sector alone represents 35% of global CO₂ emissions. The shipping sector accounts for nearly 3% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to the emissions of the sixth largest nation. Furthermore, ships transport 90% of global goods.


As a global market leader in both industries, we are empowered to create a new wave. There are over 90,000 ships in the seas and nearly every 1 in 3 are equipped with Wärtsilä solutions. In the energy field, our experts have delivered 79 GW of power plant capacity and 125 energy storage installations in 180 countries. Imagine the possibilities to be achieved through innovation, digitalisation and an engaged team!

Within Talent Acquisition we are aligning ourselves to help Wärtsilä accelerate the decarbonisation of the marine and energy industries by recruiting talent faster, better and bolder than before.


As part of this drive we now have a dedicated Talent Segment Team within which we aim to further develop pro-active recruiting to support key talent segments within Wärtsilä.


Within this team we now have an opportunity for a


Talent Acquisition Partner


The Talent Acquisition Partner will be based in France and attached to one of our offices in Nantes or Surgères (optionally). Attendance at the Surgères office will be required a minimum of once a week. The position is permanent.


Your role will focus on:


  • Ownership of end-to-end recruiting cycle for all vacancies in defined talent segment within your specified region, recommending cost-effective techniques and in accordance with company policies, procedures, and processes
  • Support the business with high level expertise on relevant market intelligence e.g. external candidate market, benefits and working conditions to ensure Wärtsilä can remain competitive in the market
  • Provide recommendations on qualification criteria for each position and ensuring a highly effective and engagement assessment process
  • Delivering coaching and/or training to upskill our hiring managers in becoming knowledgeable in recruiting
  • Support candidate interviews where necessary during various hiring stages including phone, first-round and second-round interviews
  • Increase our connection with target talent pools to ensure Wärtsilä is seen as the company of choice for professionals wishing to grow their career
  • Align sourcing with Wärtsilä’ Employee Value Proposition “Fuel Your Power”, and support creation of specific employer brand messaging and communication plans for these
  • Utilise direct sourcing methods to attract and engage with high-quality candidates whilst ensuring a world-class candidate experience
  • Support recruitment process by writing compelling job adverts, posting these and promoting our opportunities on relevant social media according to brand and Employee Value Proposition
  • Develop effective relationships with key recruitment agencies and, setting KPIs, managing engagement, tracking performance and measuring quality
  • For niche and senior roles taking responsibility of sourcing, assessing and interviewing candidates


To be successful in this role:


  • Demonstrated success within recruitment ideally within engineering.
  • Proven track record in creating proactive sourcing strategies, talent pools and candidate engagement plans
  • Knowledge of market drivers and adept at working around challenges to ensure we attract the right talent for our business
  • An excellent communicator that takes pride in providing an outstanding candidate and manager experience
  • The ability to manage multiple hiring cycles across multiple hiring managers with a high attention to customer experience
  • In addition to English, you will be fluent in French,


Why you and us?  


All of us strongly believe that by being your own true self, you can accomplish so much more. Join our truly international team and you will be empowered, supported, and valued at Wärtsilä.


Together, we are passionate about making a difference in our society. Working as one global team in a caring and honest atmosphere, we continuously improve ourselves and the way we work.

Contact & next steps:

If you are interested in hearing more about this role Please reach out to Sharon Petworth, Regional Talent Acquisition Lead, for an informal chat. 


We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout.


Last application date: 23/06/2024 


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. Our team of 17,800 professionals, in more than 280 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com