Director ICT Sourcing and IT Operations

We are a global multinational marine, energy and industrial company with a proud heritage in the marine industry. With over 18000 employees worldwide, 5bn+ of turnover and one of the most established brand in the Marine sector, we are also one of the most progressive and innovative companies in our space. We are embarking on a bold, exciting and needed Digital Transformation, headed by a newly appointed CDO. This Digital Transformation is about reinventing our Company into Wartsila as a service – a digitally enabled, insight led, customer obsessed Leader in the Marine and Energy sectors.

Information Management (IM) is part of new Digital Organisation. IM integrates processes, systems and information, supporting businesses in digitizing the core operations and enables new digital business opportunities via technology and information. For development minded person, IM offers an opportunity to shape the future of its IT environment and be part of the global digital transformation.
Application deadline 2017-08-04
Position description We are now looking for a Director to lead Wärtsilä IT Operations and ICT Sourcing function. You will be reporting to the CIO and be part of IM Management Team. You will work closely together with our CDO, VP Cyber Security, Director Indirect Procurement and other key business stakeholders. To qualify for the job you need to be ambitious and have extensive experience and track record in managing IT operations and ICT sourcing in global environment. You have a vision how to increase the business value of IT to improve profitable business growth via extended enterprise. You are energetic, good with people and a fun person to work with.
Responsibilities - Lead and develop IT Operations and ICT Sourcing organisation to reach the yearly business and financial targets via competent and motivated teams of ICT professionals
- Develop and deliver together with our partners innovative IT services to fulfill user and business requirements (infrastructure, connectivity, mobility, workplace, end user support etc.) to increase satisfaction and business value
- Develop ICT sourcing strategy and supplier relations to innovate via extended enterprise
- Lead negotiations, manage and develop ICT contracts and strategic supplier relations
- Manage and develop all ICT sourcing and supply management related activities to support the business profitability and growth via competitive, highly performing digital supplier ecosystem
- Manage ICT procurement activities to provide latest technology devices with cost efficiency
- Manage business and stakeholder relations and feedback
Requirements - Education: M.Sc. in Information Technology or Economics & Business Administration
- Substantial experience in a leading position within technology, IT operations and in sourcing/supplier management
- Proven track record of improving operational technology delivery capability and client care in global environment
- Experience in leading and motivating cross functional, multi-disciplinary teams
- Commercial understanding and the ability to negotiate and manage complex contracts
- Excellent influencing, communication and collaboration skills
- Strong leadership and team building skills
- Future orientation; ability to create and execute strategies, roadmaps, business analysis and predictions
- Understanding of technology trends, and changes in users’ behaviour
- Broad technical knowledge across all areas of IT development and operations
- Experience in cyber security, design thinking and cloud DevOps
- Excellent communication and presentation skills in English

Possible LOCATION for this position is any Wärtsilä main offices.
Contact person to give further information Jukka Kumpulainen, CIO & Vice President at +358 40 7432939

Country Finland
Job area Information Management