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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Quality & Operational Development
Job Category:  Support Functions

Risk Manager

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality.

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.  Want to join the ride?


To grow agreements business is one strategic focus area in Wärtsilä. To succeed we need to fulfil our commitment towards the customer in all agreed aspects in our contracts.


You will be working as Risk Manager in Performance Services team with a global role to develop, implement and continuously improve risk management practices. As Risk manager you will be proactively supporting all Contract Managers and Capture team leaders within Business Unit. And acting as counterpart in risk management aspects when working together with other internal stakeholders like business development and legal. 


By monitoring risks and bringing the risk thinking into new developments, you secure those proactive actions are prioritized, and possible reactive actions are initiated immediately. Action progress is followed up securing fast completion and prioritizing agreement installations.


In this position you are reporting to General Manager, QEHS in Performance Services and the preferred location of the position is in any of the main European locations. 


In this role your main responsibilities are:

  • Facilitate risk identification, quantification and mitigation action planning in exceptional opportunities/agreements
  • Develop, refine and establish best use of the risk register
  • Act as a role model and expert for risk management aspects, actively inform and support functions
  • Organise regular go-and-sees for practical implementation 
  • Benchmark best practices both internally and externally
  • Establish guidelines for improved risk assessment accuracy
  • Introduce communication bulletins to increase awareness of risk in organisation
  • Implement and follow up preventive and corrective actions and programs.
  • Develop overall risk follow up, review, analysis and reporting for the Business Unit (BU). 
  • Secure implementation of risk management activities. 
  • Participate in BU and cross BU developments as assigned.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement within business and with other Wärtsilä stakeholders. 


Main requirements in this role are:

  • You have significant experience of working with Risk Management in a matrix environment.
  • The ability to influence the organisation to adopt modern risk management principles
  • You are an analytical thinker with the ability to communicate complex content in a simple way 
  • You are true collaborator and team player.
  • You like to get things done with proactive & customer focused mindset.


In this role, your success will be measured by:

  • Customer satisfaction.
  • Profitability in in Performance Services.


In addition, as an ideal candidate you: 

  • Drive Wärtsilä Purpose and demonstrate Wärtsilä values. 
  • Understand the value of collaboration and benefits it brings.
  • Enjoy creating clear business value with a goal-oriented mindset.
  • Drive results with excellent planning. 
  • Feel accountable for business impact.


We Offer:
Welcome to a professional team, where you have the possibility to work independently with the support of great colleagues. We want to be the best at what we do and therefore we continuously develop our expertise and way of working. The diversity of tasks and projects offer you possibility to challenge yourself and work with various groups of people.


Please apply by 12th of December, 2021.


For more information about the position:

Please contact GM, QEHS and OD, Performance Services

Juha Kaustinen on +358 40 572 8053 or juha.kaustinen@wartsila.com

Last application date: 12/12/2021

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.


All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland.


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:  www.wartsila.com .