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Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?

In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?

Wärtsilä Energy is looking for a Lead, Exploration and scouting, Digitalisation & Data. In this role you will be part of the Next Business Lab team.

In this position you will report to Eleonor Hedström, Acting Director, Next Business Lab. Wärtsilä Next Business Lab supports growth companies to develop and validate their solutions and offer access to new markets and customers. At the same time, we gain a lot ourselves - working with partners means faster renewal and keeping up to date with the latest technologies. We run pilot projects together with partners, with the aim to scale the successful pilots to full commercial collaboration contracts.

The Next Business Lab is an investment in our future. We will explore ventures and build capabilities to accelerate and scale innovations. Join the team and make impact on our future. We are now looking for a person with curious mindset, passion and drive to Lead the exploration and scouting activities in the Next business lab for Digitalisation and Data. With this theme will look for new ways to analyse data, connect customers with business models for energy services and optimisation of energy systems.


The role is global, so your working location can be any of our main energy locations.

Lead Exploration and scouting.

In this role you will get to work with Digitalisation & Data and:
  • Turn venture opportunities to business cases
  • Scout new ventures
  • Build venture relationships

Main Responsibilities:
  • Lead the Next Business Lab Exploration and scouting activities
  • Manage the opportunity scouting, business case development and venture pipeline building
  • Analyse if the opportunities we seek to solve should lead to venture building, venture partnership or acquisition
  • Ensure that Next Business Innovation activities to implement the Energy vision and strategy
  • Ensure everything we do is customer focused and our ventures have market attractiveness & strategic fit
  • Lead the scouting process with external partners and internal stakeholders
  • Continuously develop our scouting process based on the feedback

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a person who is passionate about developing our future and want to find way how to re-think the way we shape the markets. You have a clear understanding of our business dynamics and customer business drivers and translate those to ideas how to further digitalise our business. You have a relevant degree (e.g., Economics, Technology) and preferably successful track record in scouting venturing activities.

You share our passion to transform the energy markets and you can build well-functioning and engaged networks around you. You have an ability to look things from out-side-in view and inspire also other people to think outside of their comfort zone.

We value attitude and spirit - creativity, proactivity and collaborative spirit are key features to succeed in this role. Knowledge and experience of business venturing and scouting methodology is considered an asset.

Why you and us:

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team.

If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.

Contact & next steps:

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 22.3.2022, through submitting your application through our Careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.

For more information, contact:

Eleonor Hedström

Director New Business, Strategy And Business Development

+358 40 7234278

Last application date: 22/03/2022

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and storage, as well as lifecycle services that ensure increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world.

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 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 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. Find out more at
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