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Belgrade, RS

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Project Purchaser

Project Purchaser

We are looking for a Project Purchaser to join our forward-looking team. 


This is a permanent position. The person will be based in Belgrade, Serbia.


As a Project Purchaser, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Issue purchase orders, order confirmations, expediting and re-scheduling, report and discuss changes with project team.
  • Follow procurement procedures and policies to ensure all items are purchased and delivered within budget and time constraints.
  • Plan purchasing activities for assigned projects together with the project team.
  • Solve project related problems with suppliers & internal stakeholders.
  • Manage claims from/to suppliers in coordination with stakeholders (project team, sourcing organization).
  • Ensure availability of invoices and other required documents from suppliers.
  • Verify & approve purchase invoices in coordination with suppliers and the finance personnel.
  • Make request for quotations and participate in supplier negotiations within the assigned projects.
  • Verify and develop new suppliers in cooperation with Strategic Purchasers for project specific purposes.
  • Feedback supplier performance to Supply Management team.
  • Manage inbound logistics related tasks, create and maintain delivery information in ERP systems.
  • Instruct supplier with inbound logistic information, packaging and labelling, transport instructions as well as follow-up project specific documentation requirements.
  • Participate actively in development of internal work processes.
  • Co-operate actively with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Drive the continuous improvement process together with selected project suppliers to reduce total cost of ownership.
  • Develop active co-operation with the Supply Management team, the project teams and other stakeholders.


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • Solid understanding of sourcing and supply management. At least two years of experience in sourcing or project
  • Project management and project related way of working knowledge
  • Negotiation skills coupled with a strong focus on problem solving, quality, speed and cost
  • Solution oriented approach, capability to implement and persistency to follow-up activities to ensure sustainability
  • Able to work in a distributed team and self-driven approach
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent command in English, both oral and written and good networking capacity, willingness to travel
  • Honesty and integrity are a must
  • SAP\Navision ERP and legal knowledge are seen as advantages
  • Marine Voyage products related technical background is seen as an advantage
  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering and/or Business or another relevant field.


Last application date: 31/08/2022

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.

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