Hamburg, DE

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Operational Purchaser

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 through innovation in technology and services 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 decarbonised and sustainable 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?


As ANCS (Automation, Navigation & Control Systems), we transform how vessels perform to create the safest and most efficient journey for our customers – always with the vision in mind to navigate towards a more sustainable maritime industry. With our rich history of pioneering maritime technologies we have defined industry benchmarks.


To be better tomorrow, we need the right talents today to complement our strong team of 650 employees in over 10 countries across the globe with the right skills, experience and a winning attitude.


We are now looking for a 


Operational Purchaser (m/f/d)


to join our team working for a better future. 


The preferred location for the position is in Hamburg (Germany).


What you will be doing 


Operational Purchaser will be responsible for replenishing all ANCS plants by executing purchase orders, order monitoring, confirmations and rescheduling of the PO's. As a OP, you will be in close contact with other stakeholders from PCM and Services. All requirements will be entered in SAP system by stakeholders.


As Operational Purchaser your work will focus on these responsibilities: 


  • Execute purchase orders, order monitoring, confirmations and rescheduling.
  • Monitor and report supplier performance.
  • Maintain material data to relevant systems in defined area of responsibility.
  • Actively develop the way of working in cooperation with process development.
  • Actively develop teamwork in own team and build commitment.
  • Coordinate delivery of goods and logistics information with internal and/or external stakeholders.
  • Expedite delivery of goods to have them in the right place at the right time at the right cost.
  • Maintain logistics data to relevant systems in defined area of responsibility.
  • Coach relevant suppliers and/or internal stakeholders.
  • Continuously improve operative logistics activities.
  • Cooperate with relevant internal and/or external stakeholders. 


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


  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in engineering or similar.
  • Experience in purchasing or transportation.
  • SAP knowledge.
  • Excellent, proven team working skills in a self-steering team.
  • MS Office tools, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams.
  • Good command in English.
  • Active approach to work.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Target and result oriented attitude.
  • Service mind set, openness and flexibility, as well as the ability to make things happen.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good communication and presentation skills. 

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’t always 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 their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 


We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. 


Contact & next steps 


We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout. 


Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!

Last application date: 15/12/2023 


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 is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com