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Rio de Janeiro, BR

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

Regional HR Specialist


Job Summary:


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 setup so that we can ensure that no matter where you are, you will get the support you need. This position offers a flexible working module; hybrid with working from home options, you will report to the HR People Support Hub Team Lead, Americas. The opportunity is offered on a permanent basis and could be located in Brazil within the Americas entities.


What will you be doing?


As a Regional HR Specialist in the People Support Hub, Americas, you will work alongside a great team of HR Specialists. Together with these colleagues, you will be in direct contact with our HR customers daily, delivering them a great employee experience.

Together with your colleagues, you will also have opportunities to develop and improve our Global HR processes by being a part of ongoing project groups.


Your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  •  Assist in Talent acquisition activities, including posting job advertisements, screening candidates, scheduling interviews, and providing excellent candidate and hiring manager experience.


  •  Support managers through the global onboarding process of newcomers; including drafting employment contracts, pre-employment screening, hiring actions in our HR system, and providing the needed information to local teams e.g. Payroll, Updating employee records, Learning & Development System, and Reward and Recognition programs.


  • First-level support for our employees and managers with their queries related to people matters and policies, Support employees and managers in using the self-services and directing them to sources of information.


  •  Together with the team, contribute to the continuous development of Americas Region and Global ways of working, identifying areas for improvement and opportunities for automation & digitalization.


  • Regular collaboration with the different HR Teams, e.g. Talent Acquisition Services, Rewarding, HR Information Systems, among others, and with local HR Teams within your Region.


About You:


If you are solution-oriented, passionate about operational excellence, and foster a culture of people-centricity, you will fit right in!


The below will enable you to shine in this role:


  • Proactive and customer-focused mindset
  •  A systematic and organized way of working, with high attention to detail
  •  Adaptability and willingness to work in a quick-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, with cultural sensitivity, able to work effectively within a team and deliver services across different cultures
  • Natural ability to collaborate successfully with others, seeking opportunities for improvement and optimization
  •  Fluency in English & Portuguese both written and verbal
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, including Excel
  •  Relevant higher education qualification e.g. Business Administration or Human Resources or equivalently qualified by experience
  •  Knowledge of Latin America’s working culture and regulations
  •  Working knowledge of HR Databases and Applicant Tracking Systems (preferably SuccessFactors)



Last application date: 21/02/2023 


Why you and us?


You will be part of a team that is centered on support, collaboration, and fun. Whilst you may work virtually and independently on different tasks, you will never be alone among this team, and you will be warmly welcome to join their regular coffee calls. We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership, and taking responsibility for our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have the courage to see opportunities and take initiative. We are authentic and honest and strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be themselves. 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.


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 emphasize 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 decarbonization transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totaled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsiläis listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.


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