Digital Technology and Open Innovation
Director Information Technology, Wärtsilä Voyage
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 Voyage radically transforms how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies, to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability and emissions.
We are developing a unique integrated infrastructure that combines the bridge systems, cloud data management, data services, decision support tools, and access to real-time information, resulting in a smarter Voyage. Our customized, eco-conscious approach ensures that not only do our customers all around the globe reap the full benefits of the technology revolution, they actively contribute towards achieving a sustainable shipping future. With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, Wärtsilä Voyage is well positioned to lead the industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain – let us take you on a journey!
The Director Information Technology will have the responsibility to support the Voyage IT landscape. The position will be a key part of the technology office while also supporting all facets of Voyage organization. This includes setting-up best in class development toolchain for a large and distributed R&D organization and harmonizing the existing cloud infrastructure technologies. Voyage is a leading provider of cloud application and services in the maritime ecosystem where cloud expertise is a key driver of the product portfolio. Additionally, the person will have to bring consistency in the CRM and ERP landscape and work closely with the central IM organization in order to coordinate their enterprise-based services.
The role requires a strong focus on delivery as well as managing internal and supplier relations to drive efficiency across the businesses.
The location of this role is either Helsinki, Finland or Hamburg, Germany.
Harmonize and enhance Voyage DevOps environment to create best in class toolchain for a large R&D (over 300 software engineers) multidisciplinary group
Be part of the technology leadership team helping to define the future technology and IT landscape of a very ambitious strategy
Work closely with suppliers (and customers’ where required) to forge strong relationship – firm but fair
Work closely with sales, finance and operations helping to first define the ERP and CRM landscape and then drive its implementation
Work with Wärtsilä central IM organization to coordinate, prioritize as well as challenge the existing enterprise services landscape
Motivate, inspire and lead the different stakeholders working in the IT landscape to drive a harmonization process efficiently
Coach, support and challenge (facts, not fictions)
Equally comfortable operating at strategy technology level as diving into the detail (when needed)
Strong communication and organizational skills helping to drive an IT transformation
Demonstrates Wärtsilä values and related behaviors and goes beyond own role to collaborate and make an impact
Ability to coach senior leaders and support in building high performing teams based on trust
Generates inspiration and has a positive can-do attitude, solution orientation and customer service mind-set
Inspires people to take action towards the future goals and has a business and goal-oriented mind-set and experience in turning business strategies into tech and people related actions
Drives results with excellent planning and execution skills: coaching, facilitation, change leadership and project management
Contribution to the technology and overall Voyage strategy
Financial success of Wärtsilä Voyage and the overall Wärtsilä group
Harmonization of the overall business systems and devops toolchain
Creating best in class development environment for a distributed R&D organization
The Director Information Technology will be part of a technology organization committed to Marine Voyage strategy and mission. All candidates should have demonstrated leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience as well as proven track record working in large complex organizations.
Other qualifications include -
Advanced degree (e.g. M.Sc.) in computer science or equivalent, with at least 5+ years of management experience in an IT leadership role
Demonstrated technology background with 10+ years of hands-on experience
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people in composite structures.
Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-motivated with demonstrated passion for excellence.
Able to work in a highly collaborative manner with a team of senior professionals.
Experience in leading agile teams in an international and global environment as well as substantial experience as business management team member
Fluency in English is a must, another European language a plus
Leadership and Management –
Energy - remaining optimistic regardless of the challenges, bouncing back from blows and having a practical can-do attitude.
Edge - your ability to face into hard issues, be open, talk the truth, have courage, and being accountable.
Execution – your power to aspire confidence in what you say and then what you do and building trust in your follow through.
Energize- motivate others and be someone who multiplies your impact through positive influencing of others.
Team Building and Development
The successful candidate will have recruited, managed, and developed a strong team. This individual will serve as a “player/coach” to motivate and mentor his/her team.
In addition, general competency areas relevant to all Leads in Wärtsilä Voyage:
Business acumen: Understanding our businesses interdependencies and performance drivers. Integrating business priorities, perspectives and desired outcomes with HR decisions, operations and activities to drive HR initiatives from a business angle.
Communication: Conveying and exchanging thoughts, ideas and information effectively through various mediums and approaches.
System thinking: Performing problem solving within complex environments. Understanding the effects of parts onto the whole by looking for patterns and behaviors.
Service Orientation: Committing to exceeding both internal and external customers’ needs. Proactively identifying customer needs and sustaining a culture of service excellence within the organization.
Leadership: Leading others to achieve objectives in the most effective way. Providing an inclusive workplace that cultivates workplace relationships and teamwork, and fostering the development of others
Decision Making: Choosing a course of action from various alternatives using a reasoned process to achieve intended goals
Developing People: Helping others to learn and develop their capabilities to enhance their performance and achieve personal or professional goals
Most importantly, you need to have genuine drive and desire to achieve great business success together within Wa¨rtsila¨ Voyage!
Please apply by 27th of September, 2020.
For more information, please contact:
Director Digital R&D
+358 40 0585202
Last application date: 27/09/2020
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 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 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 www.wartsila.com