Business Analyst, IM Acceleration Centre

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. 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 our 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.

The purpose of IM’s Acceleration Centre is to accelerate strategic business and support function initiatives and to extract maximum value from our existing investments in core IT platforms. The IM Acceleration Centre focuses on redesigning existing processes that are visible to our customers, employees and partners. The IM Acceleration Centre is located in Vaasa, Finland and started its operations in August 2017.
Application deadline 2018-08-07
Position description We are now looking for a Business Analyst to join the IM Acceleration Centre. The Business Analyst is a strategic advisor who partners with business leaders to implement innovative, transformational change. The Business Analyst combines world class problem solving skills and analytical excellence to help solving our toughest business problems. The Business Analyst shares best practices including, but not limited to, roadmaps, change management, operational support and alignment to business strategies. The Business Analyst understands current core IT platforms and recommends feasible solutions. The Business Analyst plays a key part in IM Acceleration Centre as a representative for the bridge between Information Management and Wärtsilä business divisions. The Business Analyst facilitates the discussion between IM and the business to understand the feasibility, viability and desirability of the proposed idea and how to get there. After that the Business Analyst translates the business needs into technical requirements in collaboration with IM Business, Solution and Enterprise Architects and other subject matter experts.

You have a vision on how to increase business value of IT to improve profitable business growth. You are energetic, good with people and passionate about delivering results.
Responsibilities - Organise and facilitate workshops with the customers and/or end users in mind to further define initial business ideas
- Break complex issues into manageable tasks
- Accelerate productivity and buy-in through a series of activities and help end-users uncover and articulate barriers and design potential solutions according to their needs
- Lead negotiations with key partners and internal stakeholders
- Manage business and stakeholder relations and feedback
- Work in close co-operation with business stakeholders, vendors and other IM teams to promote fit for purpose solutions
- Promotes and drives thought leadership and exposes the IM team and the businesses to new concepts
Requirements - Education: M.Sc. in Information Technology or Economics & Business Administration, MBA preferred but not mandatory
- Proven track record and extensive experience in managing IT development functions in a global environment
- Good service design and user experience methodology understanding
- Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams
- Excellent active listening, coaching, influencing and communication skills
- Strong leadership and self-management skills
- Understanding of technology trends and various enterprise software technologies (e.g. Salesforce, SAP, Teamcenter, Microsoft products, IoT solutions)
- Broad technical understanding across all areas of IT development and operations
- Strong change management capabilities
- Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
- Genuine passion, interest and ability to adjust to continuously changing priorities and needs
- Comfortable in C-level conversations

LOCATION for this position is Vaasa, Finland

Contact person to give further information Mats Backlund, Manager, IM Acceleration Centre Mobile phone: +358 40 5176278
E-mail: mats.backlund@wartsila.com
Country Finland
Job area Digital Technology and Innovation

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