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Rubbestadneset, NO

Function:  Contract Delivery
Job Category:  Project Management

Contract Manager

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem. With the world’s widest portfolio and service network, we – Wärtsilians - deliver efficient, safe and sustainable integrated products and solutions to enhance the business of our customers. The opportunities presented through digitalisation and new technologies are offering a new era of shipping. Did you know that shipping is the world’s most efficient mode of transportation and that approximately 90% of world trade is carried by sea?

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?


Wärtsilä supports its customers throughout the lifecycle of their installations by optimising efficiency and performance.


We in Performance Services provide the most comprehensive Long Term Maintenance Agreements in the Market. We are committed to provide high quality, expert support and the availability of services in the most environmentally sound way possible, wherever our customers are.


We see that the transition to 100% renewable energy systems is set to accelerate at an eye-popping rate. It is no longer a question of if we’ll make the journey, but when we’ll arrive at a decarbonised future, and Wärtsilä is a key player in this transition.


We are now facing growth and are looking for a dedicated Contract Manager.


The location for this position is Rubbestadneset, Norway.


In this position, you will lead and manage contract activities in Northern Europe,  in order to ensure customer satisfaction and to reach set quality, financial, cost and time targets. As a Contract Manager you need to have a customer, business and service-oriented mindset and a problem solving “can do” attitude.  We are looking for you, who is outgoing and cooperative and with excellent leading, negotiation and presentation skills. You have fluent command of Norwegian and English, both oral and written. If you have command of other Scandinavian language as well, it will be considered as an advantage. For you to succeed in the position, you should have the experience and understanding of marine market and be curious by nature.


What will you be doing

• Lead and coach the Agreement Delivery core team

• Lead, manage and deliver contract management activities towards customers, as well as internally within Wärtsilä

• Execute assigned contracts in accordance with Wärtsilä Performance Service guidelines to ensure that the contract management process and general management practices are done in a safe and cost-efficient way and exceed customer expectations

• Implement Contract Management action plans, processes and guidelines

• Follow up and maintain customer satisfaction and ensure that agreed actions are taken

• Follow up financial, operative and technical performance through reviews and reposting and taking necessary corrective actions


You will shine in this role, when you have

• B.Sc. or equivalent within the technical area

• At least five years’ experience within contract management and/or sales, project delivery or field service.

• Proven technical experience in marine operations

• Internal Combustion experience in marine operations

• Excellent communication skills

• Good skills in planning, target setting and reporting

• Wärtsilä knowledge & business understanding

• Contract Management and Process knowledge


Why you and us

We offer a position in a dynamic and international team, where you have the possibility to take responsibility, lead and manage maintenance agreements with the support of our great team of colleagues, experts and functions. We want to grow our Performance Services business, to be a frontrunner in the market including digital solutions, to be the most valuable business partner for our customers, and therefore we continuously develop our performance, expertise and way of working. The requirements and diversity of this position offer you great possibility to challenge and develop yourself in a very broad spectrum.

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. 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 31st of January 2022, 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 Trude Stene, Country Manager Contracts Wärtsilä Norway AS  (Trude.stene@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).

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 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. Find out more at www.wartsila.com.