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Helsinki, FI

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Development Expert

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?


Indirect Purchasing (IP) is organised part of Supply Management in Wärtsilä. Procurement Center function develops Wärtsilä IP tools and way of working globally regarding source-to-pay process and supply relationship management (SRM). Development Expert, Indirect Purchasing, is a global role and he/she is part of Procurement Center team in Wärtsilä IP organisation. 

The position is on permanent basis and located preferably in Helsinki (Finland), but also Turku and Vaasa (Finland) are possible locations. 

As Development Expert, Indirect Purchasing, you will focus on these responsibilities: 


  • Development Expert, Indirect Purchasing, is responsible of continuous development and operational excellence at IP globally. 
  • He/she is proactively capturing opportunities to develop and harmonize current practises related to digital source to pay tools and processes used in IP globally. 
  • He/she is in a key role to master different kind of development projects and facilitate workshops and implement changes. 
  • The role is very hands on but requires strategic thinking, e-development oriented mindset, analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent communication skills at all levels of organisation. 
  • The role includes also managing global concepts, instructions, and ongoing programs.

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


  • Excellent knowledge of digital Source to Pay process 
  • Good knowledge of eSourcing and eProcurement platforms such as Coupa, Ariba, Scanmarket, GEP, Ivalua
  • Understanding of Supply Relationship Management principles
  • Advanced project and change management knowledge coupled with a strong service design skills 
  • Good knowledge of Office 365 apps, SharePoint, PowerBI, SRM tools, M-Files and SAP 
  • Experience in working in global matrix organisation
  • Experience in global projects and their implementations
  • Experience in operational excellence and continuous improvement projects
  • Understanding of RPA development and automation of Source to Pay processes
  • Understanding of sustainable procurement 
  • Advanced skills in English


You will shine in this role, when:


  • You have excellent communication and presentation skills
  • You are a self-driven people person with innovative, development oriented and positive mindset 
  • You have proactive, structured way-of-working and ability to learn fast 
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • M.Sc. in Procurement/Business/Finance/Technology or other similar suitable education  


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.

Welcome to a team, where you have the possibility to work independently with the support of great colleagues. We offer you an independent, challenging and responsible role in a global supply management organization. We want to be world class at what we do and therefore we continuously develop our expertise and way of working. The diversity of tasks and projects offer you possibility to challenge yourself and work with various groups of people. We will advocate ourselves and encourage others for wellbeing and healthy balance between work and personal life. ​We will recognize progress and success, for yourself and for others in our daily life. ​​

Contact & next steps

We hope to hear from you before the application deadline 31.08.2022, through submitting your application through our career’s 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 Joni Kuusiniemi, General Manager Procurement Center, with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).


Last application date: 31/08/2022


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.


All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at