Shanghai, CN

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Workshop Manager

A dynamic Workshop Manager to lead business and capacity development in our Shanghai and Guangzhou workshops. This role emphasizes driving workshop business expansion and fostering team development, ensuring enhanced performance and market alignment. The workshop Manager will focus on developing workshop business, nurturing team capabilities, implementing operational improvements, and steering the workshops towards substantial growth and market capture.  


Your main responsibilities are:

  • Strategic Business Development: Act as the driving force behind workshop business expansion in China, identifying growth opportunities and developing strategic initiatives to capitalize on market potential.
  • Workshop Development, Capacity Optimization & Competence Development: Spearhead initiatives to enhance the workshop's capabilities, optimize capacity according to market demands, and foster competence development amongst team members.
  • Quality Assurance & Continuous Improvement: Implement rigorous quality assurance protocols and foster a culture of continuous improvement to elevate operational standards and processes.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration & Team Leadership: Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders and lead the team effectively, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives and promoting a collaborative environment.
  • Customer Engagement & Sales Support: Proactively engage with customers to ascertain their needs, ensuring their satisfaction through quality service, while collaborating with sales teams to enhance proposal quality and accuracy.
  • Operational Excellence & Efficiency: Oversee daily operations to ensure processes are streamlined, efficient, and aligned with both company and industry quality standards.
  • Budget Management & Cost Control: Manage the workshop's budget precisely, ensuring resources are utilized optimally without compromising on quality.
  • Safety, Compliance & Environmental Responsibility: Promote adherence to safety protocols, compliance mandates, and environmental standards, ensuring a secure, compliant, and responsible operational framework.


You will shine in this role when you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, or an equivalent technical qualification, is required.
  • Must be proficient in the English language and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in workshop management or a related leadership role is necessary, with a preference for experience in the marine sector.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of Wartsila’s marine product portfolio, including engines and propulsion systems or similar products.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills are essential.
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team towards achieving business growth objectives in China.


Why you and us 

We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.

All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within a very global working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation. 


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application 31st December 2023 by submitting your application through our careers portal. Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Tina Zheng, Talent Acquisition Specialist (tina.zheng@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)

Please apply by 31st December 2023 at 23:59 Chinese Standard Time. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


Last application date: 31/12/2023 


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 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com