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Primary Location: 

Havant, GB

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Supply Chain Expert


Wärtsilä Marine Business enhances the business of its marine and oil & gas industry customers by providing innovation products and integrated solutions that are safe, environmentally sustainable, efficient, flexible and economically sound. By being a technological leader, and through the experience, know-how and dedication of its personnel, Wärtsilä is able to customise solutions that provide optimal benefits to its customers around the world.


At Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings we enhance the business of our customers by providing integrated systems, packages and products that offer lifecycle efficiency, decreased costs and reduced risks through the provision of reliable and environmentally sustainable products.


As a Supply Chain Expert, you will be embedded in a key project to secure, identify and manage sub-contracting and out-sourcing capacity to augment our Seals & Bearings manufacturing footprint in the UK.


This role is a 12 month fixed term contract and will be based out of our office in Havant, Hampshire UK.


What are your main tasks and responsibilities?


  • To source, identify, secure, and manage sub-contracting and out-sourcing capacity to augment the S&B UK manufacturing foot print.
  • Identify opportunities to secure additional capacity and efficiencies from sub-contractors and out-source partners to improve manufacturing throughput.
  • Work closely with current and future sub-contractors, internal Planning and Purchasing, and the wider supply chain to secure manufacturing capacity.
  • Monitor and manage sub-contract and outsource quality and delivery.
  • Establish long term partnerships with 3rd parties to grow manufacturing capacity for S&B UK manufacturing.
  • Manage and/or develop supply performance in order to meet set targets for quality, delivery time, cost, and lead time.
  • Negotiate, create, and maintain supply contracts with suppliers. Communicate results to the internal project stakeholders. Handle supplier relations to maintain, improve and develop performance in supplier and related processes.
  • Maintain supply data to relevant systems in defined area of responsibility.
  • Participate in or execute supplier audits and follow-up the audit action plan.
  • Secure supplier capacity to meet future demands.
  • Gather and analyse spend and supplier performance data, as well as executing benchmarking in order to continuously improve supplier performance.
  • Participate in manufacturing, planning and project reviews, input to schedules, project plans, time-lines, and costs as appropriate. Supply and maintain supplier metrics and supply KPIs for the areas of responsibility.


What do we expect from you?


  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Clear and practical application of contract life-cycle management.
  • Proven background in managing sub-contractors.
  • Strong commercial acumen.
  • Knowledge and strong examples of supplier due-diligence
  • A CIPS accreditation is an advantage but not a pre-requisite.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written
  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve appropriate security clearance level for this role.


What we offer you


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 an international working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation.


If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your application, together with a Curriculum Vitae. 

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