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Primary Location: 

Helsinki, FI

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

Contract Manager

We are a global multinational marine, energy and industrial company with a proud heritage in the marine industry. With over 18000 employees worldwide, 5bn+ of turnover and one of the most established brand in the Marine sector, we are also one of the most progressive and innovative companies in our space.


Wärtsilä Information Management integrates processes, systems and information, supporting Wärtsilä’s businesses in digitizing the core operations and enables new digital business opportunities via technology and information. Wärtsilä partners with world leading ICT suppliers and has a competent international IM organisation. For development minded person, Wärtsilä offers an opportunity to shape the future of its IM environment and be part of the global digital transformation.


The main objective of ICT Sourcing function is continuously improving supplier performance, quality and cost efficiency for the total lifecycle. The responsibilities of this centralized function include supplier management, sourcing, contract negotiations and category management of ICT Suppliers globally.




We are looking for a Contract Manager to lead our large ICT partnerships within Wärtsilä. Main focus areas of this new position is to lead co-operation and contract negotiations within top 5 IT service providers, including 3-tier supplier steering (strategic, tactical, operative) and contract management mainly on areas of ICT outsourced services, IT consultancy and IT software.

You work as part of global ICT Sourcing team and report to General Manager ICT Sourcing & Global IT Category Manager.



  • Leading selected key ICT supplier co-operation and governance
  • Leading selected key ICT contract and purchasing negotiations
  • Leading the development of supplier management process and supplier portfolio development activities within entire ICT sourcing organization
  • Coordinating with suppliers, partners and Wärtsilä teams both in IM and business lines
  • Following and sharing the best practices and future trends within the responsibility area




  • Education: M.Sc. or equivalent
  • Over 5 year of experience in leading large ICT partnerships and contract negotiations
  • Excellent understanding in IT software licensing models, future trends and different licensing scenarios
  • Excellent supplier management and strategic supplier steering experience
  • Excellent understanding of ICT supplier market
  • Ability to manage big entities and recognize the relevant points
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and influencing skills in English and Finnish
  • Independent, proactive, development-minded and goal focused attitude to work
    Possible locations for this position are Vaasa and Helsinki.
    Juha Leskinen
    General Manager, ICT Sourcing & Global IT Category Manager
    +358 40 527 9678 or
    Please submit your application including you salary request at  latest by 28.08.2019.



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 2018, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.