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Primary Location: 

Japan - Kobe, JP

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

IP Strategic Purchaser

Drive for long-term benefits on "Total Value of Ownership". Design category based initiatives and implementation plans in alignment with the stakeholders and Business strategy and support Business to meet its growth objectives. 
Perform stakeholder need analysis, standardize regular and frequent needs, and drive for better demand planning by stakeholders. Perform market and trends analyses. Partner with the relevant stakeholders to instill cost savings, operational and process improvement practices. 
Enhance the total value procured from the category's supply base by driving standardization, consolidation, leverage and optimization across key categories in sub-region or regional scope. Negotiate contracts and achieve cost savings from vendors. Strive for world class procurement, best practices, elevated use of WeBuy and other IP tools. 
Drive supplier performance and continuous improvement programs. Review discrepancies in supplier performance and cost competitiveness. Initiate process changes to optimize costs including acquisition from new suppliers and consolidation of spend. 
Manage relationships with stakeholders to become a trusted advisor. 
Lead and implement WeBuy supplier catalog improvements to support further productivity improvement and cost reductions. 
Engage in continual communication and end user training initiatives to drive message of compliance.

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">For more information about the position, please contact Salman Nafees, IP Sub-Regional Manager (MEA), salman.nafees@wartsila.com

Last application date: 15/11/2020

This is Wärtsilä

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 2019, 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. Find out more at www.wartsila.com