Manager, Strategic Development

Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 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.

Wärtsilä Marine Solutions Division 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.
Flow & Gas Business line of Marine Solutions Division is now looking for a Manager, Business Development to boost its competences on business development area and to lead various strategic business development initiatives.
We are offering an interesting vantage point in a very dynamic business environment and an opportunity to contribute in steering the business for future growth.
This position will be located in Helsinki and will report to Vice President, Flow & Gas Solutions.

Application deadline 2017-09-22
Responsibilities In this position your main responsibilities will be:
• Drive the business line strategy process (aligned to division requirements) and participate in the development of the business line strategy and the follow-up of strategic actions
• Identify, prioritize and execute strategic initiatives based on agreed directions
• Seek and evaluate Merger & Acquisition (M&A) and other external growth opportunities for the business line
• Execute M&A from lead generation to integration and support intensively business case realization
• Develop strategic, financial and business plans
• Act as a sparring partner to support business line in strategic and business development issues
• Work with other business lines, support functions and other Wärtsilä divisions
• Coordinate business line strategy with division and group strategy
• Facilitate and develop strategy work in the business line
• Coordinate strategic partnerships within the business line
• Lead strategy deployment in business line and work closely with businesses to execute agreed strategic programs
• Evaluate new business models to support business line’s future growth
Requirements • Proven project management and change management skills - you will support our management by challenging them to think out of the box and push them for action
• Experience of company evaluations and acquisitions
• Good understanding of the financials with excellent analytical skills
• Excellent influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
• Understanding of Wärtsilä’s and Wärtsilä’s customers´ business is a plus
• Big picture thinking
• Service mindset, a team player with positive attitude and customer focus, good networker
• Good co-operation and influencing skills in a matrix setting
• Fluent written and spoken English
• Educational background: M.Sc. Econ. or Technology
• 5 year work experience and solid track record from management consulting, M&A or from similar role in an industrial company
Contact person to give further information For more information regarding this position please contact:
Timo Koponen at or
at mobile: +44 7901 118641 on Friday the 8th of Sep and Tuesday the 12th of Sep only
Country Finland
Job area Business Development