Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is a World Class independent provider of global factory-to-dealer transport solutions for the automotive, agricultural and construction equipment industries. The company also specializes in handling complex project cargoes such as rail cars, power generators, mining equipment and yachts. WWL's sophisticated supply chain management services ensure an efficient integration of ocean transportation, inland distribution, terminal handling and a large comprehensive range of specialized technical services.


Vice President, Head of Business Systems

We are seeking Excellent collaboration, leadership and stakeholder management skills in order to build effective relationships and drive team performance?

Responsibility & Authority

Head of Business Systems is responsible for:

  • Driving the implementation, enhancement and decommissioning of the information technology assets that support the ocean business to:
  • Increase business productivity
  • Differentiate product and services
  • Improve decision making
  • Enhance revenue
  • Developing business’ IT strategy and roadmap in collaboration with the IT Applications and Operations teams
  • Collecting, consolidating and communicating business and service level requirements to IT
  • Directing and supporting both internal resources and vendors in the delivery of systems and support
  • Controlling and monitoring the IT budget allocated to global business systems
  • Supporting business leaders to ensure that their processes align with optimum use of business systems
  • Managing, developing and motivating resources within the business systems team

Head of Business Systems has the Authority:

  • To prioritize development and enhancements for the portfolio of global systems
  • To accept or reject the functionality delivered by the application support and development team
  • Set and accept the service levels defined by the IT Operations team

Competence requirements:

  • High commitment to quality
  • Good business acumen
  • Ability to think and act strategically, tactically and operationally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to present and persuade at all levels of the organization
  • articulate requirements to both business and technical communities
  • win in cross-functional & cross-cultural environments
  • Excellent collaboration, leadership and stakeholder management skills in order to build effective relationships and drive team performance
  • Demonstrated project and change management skills in order to organize, plan, and execute large-scale projects from vision through implementation, involving internal personnel, contractors and vendors
  • Strong understanding of the information, processes and systems that support the business
  • Ability to conceptualize problems/opportunities, integrate processes and create solutions
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand new requirements, techniques, tools and solutions
  • Strong supplier management skills including experience and understanding of outsourced environments
  • Strong knowledge of ITIL processes
  • Deep technical understanding of : Databases, Data Definition Languages and Data Structures, Messaging and Integration Technologies, Programming Languages, Internet Technologies,
  • Application Servers, Infrastructure and Infrastructure Services

The perfect candidate for this role:

  • Has extensive experience from a similar position, preferably from a global Company
  • Has extensive experience in high-level negotiating
  • Holds a Masters degree or equivalent, preferably within Management and IT
  • Is independent, but also an excellent team player
  • Is hands on and ALWAYS prepared
  • The role reports directly to Chief Operating Officer



Head office at Lysaker, Norway

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact Mr. Knut Forså, cell phone +47 909 24 341 at Resumé AS – Executive Search & Selection.

We meet your application with resume at cv1@resume.no. Last day for application is August 16th.