Hamburg, DE

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Project Purchaser & Strategic Sourcing Developer (m/f/d)



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 with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard? 


We are now looking for a


Project Purchaser & Strategic Sourcing Developer (m/f/d)


to join our team. The preferred location for the position is in Germany Hamburg, Behringstrasse.  
What will you be doing 


As Project Purchaser & Strategic Sourcing Developer (m/f/d), your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Build up relationships and develop a trustable supplier network in areas of growth.
  • Conduct negotiations in close cooperation with Strategic Purchaser and Line Manager.
  • Create and update agreements with suppliers in SAP, including but not limited to framework contracts and price lists.
  • Process Request for Quotations, Purchase requisitions and Orders.
  • Implement project-specific purchasing conditions, following the commercial terms agreed with customer and the assessment by Legal and Line Manager.
  • Ensure goods and services are delivered in a timely manner as well as maintain purchase order confirmations in SAP.
  • Monitor deliveries proactively including supplier notifications and reminders.
  • Address non-conformities
  • Identify risks in Supply Chain and propose mitigation plans including follow up.

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


  • Solid understanding of sourcing and supply management. At least four years of experience in sourcing technology
  • Negotiation skills coupled with a strong focus on problem solving
  • Solution oriented approach, capability to implement and persistency to follow-up activities to ensure sustainability
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent command in English and German, both oral and written and good networking capacity, willingness to travel
  • Experience with the relevant SAP modules
  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in Engineering and/or Business or another relevant field

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 a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. 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?  
Contact & next steps 

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 08/06/2023, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep 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 David Mira Megias, Supply Chain Manager through David.mira@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 08/06/2023 at 23:59 CET. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone. 


Last application date: 08/06/2023 


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