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Frauenfeld, CH

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Operative Purchaser

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable
societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


Due to an internal move of staff, we are now looking for a Operative Purchaser to join our team to perform purchasing activities in defined area of responsibility in order to secure material availability.

The position is permanent and the preferred location is Frauenfeld, Switzerland.

What will I do? 

As Operative Purchaser your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Execute purchase orders, order monitoring, confirmations and rescheduling.
  • Review and verify technical specifications and requirements as basis
  • Proactively work to enable cross-divisional, cross-organisational and supplier cooperation.
  • Create and issue forecasts to suppliers when applicable
  • Approving of payments to suppliers according to delegation of authority
  • Maintenance of master data in SAP R/3 MM
  • Negotiate and execute spot buys within given guidelines
  • Support non-conformity/warranty process management
  • Execution of Workflow tasks in SAP R/3 MM
  • Monitor and report supplier performance (i.e. delivery reliability, lead time and price).
  • propose contract changes to strategic purchasing, escalate difficulties in supplier performance and relationship management torespective Strategic Purchaser
  • Maintaining a suitable & diverse pool of suppliers

The below will enable you to shine in this role:

  • Adequate business administration or technical background
  • Communication skills
  • Cultural awareness
  • Negotiation & analytic skills
  • Customer understanding
  • Supply Chain Management knowledge
  • Material Management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Project Management skills
  • SAP MM module
  • Technical understanding
  • Efficient Time Management

Why you and us?

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.
We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. We don’talways get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice theiropinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safeand cared for.
Are you eager to be part of this ambition?

Contact & next steps

If this sounds like the right opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you. Please apply online through our careers portal using the APPLY buton on this page. We aim tokeep you updated on the process all the way.

Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified?

Please reach out to Eva Hartyani, Team Leader Operative Purchasing, by email with any questions relatedto this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).

Please apply by 03.06.2022 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published andcloses the application period according to same time zone.

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

Last application date: 03/06/2022

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.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our broad portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers to be successful. Our offering includes performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at