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Primary Location: 

Vaasa, FI

Function:  Digital Technology & Innovation
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

General Manager, Cyber Security

Wärtsilä Marine Solutions enhances the business of its marine and oil & gas industry customers by providing innovative products and integrated solutions that are safe, environmentally sustainable, efficient, flexible, and economically sound. Being a technology leader, and through the experience, know-how and dedication of its personnel, Wärtsilä is able to customise solutions that provide optimal benefits to its customers around the world.


The marine industry is in a transformation, with heavy focus on digitalisation. To support the goals in the Wärtsilä Marine Business, we are looking for a General Manager – Cyber Security to the Digital Foundation team with the focus to co-ordinate Cyber Security in Marine Business related to the strategy and develop concepts that brings benefit to the business operations. 

The position can be filled to any of Marine Business main locations (Vaasa, Trieste, Stord, Hamburg, Drunen).


In this position, your accountabilities and responsibilities include: 
-  Provide support and oversight in the planning, execution, and assessment of cyber security execution in Marine Business
-  Accelerate the transformation from cyber security guidelines and instructions into real cyber security practises
-  Work closely with business teams; securing the progress on cyber security activities and challenging their priorities when needed
-  Stimulate and support cyber security execution, both organic and inorganic
-  Align cyber security initiatives, measures, and improvement efforts across entire organisation
-  Be prepared to lead selected cross-business projects and initiatives if need be
-  You seek opportunities to improve daily ways of working together with the business lines 
-  You define and maintain a clear and realistic vision how to be able to improve customer satisfaction including: 
    • Develop the usage of cyber security to improve the quality 
    • Actively seek end-to-end optimisation that enables better business performance 
-  You work internally with various teams to: 
    • Develop processes and tool interfaces
    • Continuously improve how data, processes and tools are used 
    • Support deployment of business capabilities 
- Develop the Data Protection Management, including GDPR in the Marine Business together with the Digital and Legal  organisations


To be successful in this role you have: 

- Excellent communication, presentation and cooperation skills 
- Proactive, development-minded and goal focused attitude to work 
- Creative, action oriented, positive, result oriented mindset 
- Fluent written and spoken English 
- BSc or MSc educational background 
- Project Management certification (e.g. PMP)
- Experience from the Marine industry is an advantage 


Please apply by 27th January 2019.


Contact person to give further information: 
Leif Backlund 
Mobile phone: +358 40 725 2243

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 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at