Digital Technology and Open Innovation
Director Maritime IOT Data, 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 customised, 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 Maritime IOT Data – is the spearhead driving the development of a harmonized data warehouse in order to bring synergies between the different businesses in Wärtsilä Voyage. Represented by terabytes of automation, navigation, sensors and models, it represents the cornerstone where cutting-edge products, data-science and analytics meet to create our unique value proposition The position will be a key part of the technology office while also supporting all components of Voyage. Working in a cross-functional expert organization, the candidate will work with stakeholders on defining the overall data strategy and drive its implementation. The role will also lead the adoption of data management best practices across critical businesses.
The role requires a strong focus on delivery as well as managing internal relations helping to leverage efficiency across the businesses.
The location of this position is Helsinki, Finland.
Maritime IOT Data Ownership
Define and implement a strategy and operating model which establishes clear processes, roles, accountability and controls necessary to improve and sustain data lifecycle and delivery
Understand the entire organization’s maritime data requirements and make sure that the end to end data flow architecture is normalized and standardized
Continuously review the business needs, refine priorities, outline milestones and deliverables, and identify opportunities and risks in a distributed agile organization
Partner with internal stakeholders (including multiple R&D leaders, dev and devops teams, product owners) and customers across the organization to inform the data vision, strategy, features and prioritization
Defines and executes implementation plan, working to ensure that all stakeholders have what they need to be successful
Develops and maintains appropriate tracking and reporting of the solution performance throughout its lifecycle
Motivate and inspire the teams to achieve high performance
Coach, support and challenge (facts, not fictions)
Strong communication and organisational skills helping to drive a 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 and simplification of the maritime IOT IOT data platform landscape across Wärtsilä Voyage and alignment within the overall group
The Director Maritime IOT Data 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 and success in working in large complex organizations.
Other qualifications include
Advanced degree (e.g. M.Sc.) in computer science or similar, with at least 5+ years of management experience around data with a proven track record
Demonstrated technology background with 10+ years’ experience
Hands-on knowledge of current trends in cloud computing platforms and time series data
Experience leading and managing large, complex projects from start to finish
Ability to be an influential business partner who can lead through influence and garner support from cross-functional teams in complex structures
Experience in organizations with mature data governance capabilities
Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-motivated with demonstrated passion for excellence.
Ability 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.
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 Wärtsilä 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