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Toyama, JP Tokyo, JP Kobe, JP Busan, KR Busan, KR

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

HR Business Partner, Marine Systems

Job Title: HR Business Partner, Asia Pacific

We are looking for an HR Business Partner to support the people priorities of our businesses in the Asia Pacific region. This is an opportunity to join an organization that plays an integral part in how Wärtsilä delivers value and services to our customers as well as impact the passion and engagement of our colleagues.


The position reports to Lead HR Business Partner and the preferred locations for this position are Japan (Toyama, Kobe, or Tokyo) or Korea (Busan). In this role, you will support leaders to turn business requirements into people priorities.

What will you be doing:
As HR Business Partner, Asia Pacific, your work will focus on these responsibilities:
• Partnering with the Marine Systems HR Team to translate business strategy to concrete and impactful people priorities focusing on Region Asia Pacific.
• Supporting assigned leaders to implement business level people priorities and Wärtsilä people processes and communication regarding people topics.
• Proactively engaging in dialogue with other HR colleagues regarding business needs and requirements, facilitating collaboration when needed.
• Supporting change projects with people impact and ways of working to secure effective implementation.
• Actively contributing in the culture and talent development, for example by identifying and removing obstacles for high performance in region.
• Coaching assigned leaders in their leadership and supporting in team development.


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:
• As an ideal candidate for this position you will have a degree preferably in HR Management, Psychology, Pedagogy, Leadership, or other relevant field supported by 5-7 years’ experience in diverse HR generalist roles.
• Experience working in a local and regional level as well as experience as business. management team member will be beneficial for you to succeed in this position.
• Knowledge of area/region employment practices and legislation.
• Fluent in spoken, and written English
• Fluent in spoken, and written Japanese



In addition, and ideal candidate:
• Demonstrates Wärtsilä values and related behaviours
• Has a good understanding of HR processes and how those connect to business needs
• Is able to facilitate change and support the team in creating high performance
• Has a positive can-do attitude, solution orientation and customer service mind-set
• Has facilitation and coaching skills


Why you and us
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 deadline
 31/03/2023  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 HyunJoo Kim, Talent Acquisition Specialist ( 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  31/03/2023 . 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: 31/03/2023 


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