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Hørsholm, DK

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Project purchaser

A safer, low-carbon shipping industry is underpinned by data sharing. We at Wärtsilä Voyage are creating the digital infrastructure needed to enable high-performing maritime logistics. Through our world-leading Smart Marine portfolio, we support our customers in their efforts to ensure secure, highly energy-efficient and cost-effective marine operations. 

Wärtsilä is on a mission to enable sustainable societies with smart technology. As we change course towards a cleaner, smarter maritime future, we’re looking for top talent to join our team. Are you ready to join the Voyage?


We are now looking for a Project Purchaser, this is a permanent role and the preffered location for this position is Hørsholm, Denmark. Locations as Germany and United Kingdom can also be considered.



What you will be doing

The Project Purchaser is responsible for buying materials, equipment and professional services necessary to execute project and maintain relationships with suppliers in professional and transparent way.


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 management.
  • 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. 


Why you and us 

We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.

All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within a very global working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation. . 


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application 6th December 2021 by submitting your application through our careers portal. Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Sergey Okun, Lead Project Procurement (sergey.okun@wartsila.com) with any questions related to this position. (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to)

Please apply by 17th December 2021 at 23:59 EET. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes 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 employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Voyage transforms how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions. We are committed to creating a Smart Marine Ecosystem, whereby every vessel can connect to digital services that make voyaging safer and greener. With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, we are well positioned to lead the industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain and to be the first partner of choice when leveraging the latest digital technologies. www.wartsila.com/marine/voyage

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 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com.