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Primary Location: 

Finland - Vaasa, FI

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Other

Strategic Purchaser, Battery Enclosures

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we - Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.


We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent - want to join the ride?


Wärtsilä Energy Storage Business is looking for an experienced and energetic person for the position of Strategic Purchaser, Battery Enclosures.


The position is located in Finland (Vaasa, Turku or Helsinki). 
For the global Energy Storage supplier base, the Strategic Purchaser manages, expands and develops global supplier base, performance, relationship and negotiations in close co-operation with relevant stakeholders to meet global sourcing needs and requirements. 


• Execute, manage, develop and renew supplier base, performance, relationships and negotiations in storage business with close cooperation with product, project and proposal management stakeholders.
• Secure agreements coverage, price list coverage, supplier capacity and availability for energy storage demand  
• Ensure that Quality, Cost, Lead Time, Delivery Reliability and Agreement Coverage targets are met for Wärtsilä Energy Storage global supplier base.  
• Perform supplier relationships management and monitor supplier performance with Supplier development function.
• Lead supplier negotiations as well as regular supplier meetings and forums towards partnership
• Actively seek supply chain cost reduction opportunities as well as promote supplier or product value analysis/value engineering work
• Ensure compliance to Supply Management processes, procedures, strategies and agreements.
• Enhance collaboration and teamwork with relevant functions and continuously improve the sourcing process 
• Understand the dynamics of complex projects, understands the energy storage universe well, and can strategize effectively to stay several steps ahead of likely problems. 
• Create and implement strategic sourcing capability, supplier strategies and action plans to meet Business Line requirements 
• Develop and implement cost-engineering capability to ensure profound understanding of cost drivers and levers to structurally reduce cost  


• Academic degree (B.Sc, M.Sc. or equivalent) in Electrical or Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain or Economics 
• Minimum 5 years of experience of energy storage business and strategic sourcing, supply chain, manufacturing or procurement with proven track record of results 
• Energy Storage strategic sourcing or manufacturing industry experience preferred
• Knowledge of legal, financial and technology components of Strategic Sourcing.
• Excellent understanding of direct material cost drivers and proven track record of cost reduction strategies implementation 
• Excellent analytical, communication and presentations skills 
• Solution oriented, pro-active, problem solving and result driven attitude to work  
• Self-guided and proactive team player, able to operate under pressure 
• Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.
• Ability to multi-task and work in fast pace, dynamic and changing environment.
• Fluent in written and spoken English language. Mandarin Chinese seen as major benefit


Please apply by 30th October, 2020.


Person to give further information:
Krista Engblom-Ryynänen
Category Manager, Supply Chain Management
+358 40 5457195

This is Wärtsilä

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 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com