Head of Digital Strategy

To take on the role as Head of Digital Strategy, Western Bulk is looking for an ambitious person with solid digitalization experience and the skills and experience to work in the intersection of business, technology and organization.

This is a newly established role in Western Bulk, located at the head-quarters in Oslo. You will be responsible for driving the digital strategy within Western Bulk, ensuring that the company maintains a leading position in the industry as well as meeting the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a digital strategy for the company
  • Ensure best practice use and sharing of information and insight throughout the organization
  • Identify opportunities to use technology to streamline or improve processes
  • Manage Western Bulk’s portfolio of business applications
  • Use technology, analytics and insight about the market to develop new strategies and business opportunities
  • Identify and establish strategic partnerships within the area of digitalization 

Desired background and qualifications:

  • 4-8 years of experience
  • Higher relevant education, preferably within finance, science and/or technology
  • Proven track record working with digitalization processes, from strategy to implementation
  • Analytical mindset – ability to develop strategies based on insights from big data
  • Self-driven and curious personality
  • Experience from working with IT-systems, with a genuine interest in new technology and how to utilize this to create new business opportunities
  • Solid business understanding and ability to work in the intersection between business, organization and technology
  • Excellent communication skills, both in Norwegian and English. Ability to make complex strategies and new technology understandable for everyone in the organization, and help them realize benefits from this
  • Experience within project- and change management

Please click here (external link to Ascender) to send your application and CV as soon as possible.

For any questions please contact Rebecca Skaarberg: 97 76 82 89 or Knut Grotli: 90 251 351



Western Bulk

Email and IT-related Fraud Alert

There is an increasing risk of attempted fraud and other security threats via email. In particular, Western Bulk has noticed an increase of fraudulent requests to change bank account details of suppliers/creditors, in an attempt to redirect payments to criminals and not to the intended recipient. We encourage everyone to be vigilant and learn to detect fraudulent email instructions - seemingly legitimate emails may contain fraudulent information, this is not just a cybersecurity matter.

As a result, Western Bulk will treat any notice of bank account changes as suspicious. Urgent pressure to effect payment as soon as possible without verification of the changes will also be treated as suspicious.

Please note that Western Bulk would not inform of changes to bank account details by email notice alone. In the unlikely event that we need to change a beneficiary name or our other bank account details, we would personally contact our supplier or customer in order to personally verify any change in details.

Similarly, we ask that all our suppliers and creditors:

1. first notify us in writing and
2. personally verify any change in bank details or change in beneficiary in any payment advice to Western Bulk.

In summary, notices of bank account changes will require voice confirmation from your Western Bulk contact, either by telephone or face to face, before payment can be authorised so please make sure to notify any changes in good time.