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Primary Location: 

Japan - Toyama, JP

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Other

Strategic Purchaser (TOYAMA, JAPAN)

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 with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions 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 1835. 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 cleaner 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?

We are currently looking for a
Strategic Purchaser, Purchasing, Shaft Line Solutions Japan

About the position:
- Performs purchasing and/or material planning activities in defined area of responsibility in order to secure material availability.


Main Responsibilities:
Purchasing - Timely PR operation, UP date, SAP Maintenance SAPでPO発行。ベンダー(日本・中国など)に発注 英語使用・(中国語できれば尚良)
Delivery control - Achieve requirement delivery, negotiate the delivery date with supplier 納期管理
Control inventory amount, Daily bases controlling inventory amount, Inventory Turns days controlling, scrapping 在庫管理
Vendor quality management, Improve vendor NC availability ベンダー評価 品質管理(QHMチームとの連携) ベンダー工場へ出張もあり(年4~5回程度)
Vendor control - Price negotiation, Contract, cost down, VSM 
Contact person of global sourcing 購買額や品質などのレポーティング&FB
Develop team member


- Investigate on future demands with various internal and external resources.
- Create purchasing requisitions based on demands and existing stocks or execute purchase orders, order monitoring, confirmations and rescheduling.
- Review and verify technical specifications and requirements as basis for material planning or request for quotations in cooperation with engineering organisations.
- Create and issue forecasts to suppliers when applicable.
- Monitor and report supplier performance (i.e. delivery reliability, cost development, lead time).
- Plan and manage inventory levels when applicable.
- Proactively work to enable cross-divisional, cross-organisational and supplier cooperation.
- Maintain supply data to relevant systems in defined area of responsibility.
- May negotiate, create and maintain supply contracts with suppliers and/or improve supply performance and supplier relationships in defined area of responsibility.
- May coach and develop other colleagues in daily work.

Japanese - Native
English- Business Level

Requirements (Preferred):
SAP experience

Experience of negotiation with supplier
Purchasing, Delivery control, Vendor control, quality control, Inventory management
Oversea travel
Team Building

Follow Wartsila cord of contract & Japanese law, and proceed the clean purchasing.
Become conscious of the serious mission for company cost,   to plan the maximum cost reduction for business development without being satisfied with the present conditions



What do we expect from you?

Desired Behaviours:
- Achieving results
- Making change happen
- Decisiveness and action orientation
- Planning and target setting
- Developing self and others
- Communication
- Situational and cultural sensitivity
- Business and Customer focus

Professional skills/Supply Chain Management:
- Legal and Compliance Knowledge (SCM) 
- Logistics Process Knowledge 
- Quality Knowledge (SCM) 
- Sourcing and Supplier Process Knowledge 
- Technical and Product Knowledge (SCM) 
- Total Value Ownership 
- Value Chain and Customer Understanding 


What we offer you
We highly care for employability of all our employees and employees are encouraged to take the opportunity to further develop their talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth orientated organisation. We offer excellent terms of employment and promote a healthy work-life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust. If you feel excited about being part of a dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application, together with a Curriculum Vitae. We hope to hear from you before the last application date 2020/6/30, through submitting your application in our careers portal.


We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way and want to share the timeline for the recruitment process with you, so you know when you can expect to hear back from us:
Reviewing applications until 2020/07/31
We hope that you would be able to start latest on Sep 1st, 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

Wärtsilä in Japan employs 200 Wärtsilians. To get to know more about Wärtsilä in Japan, visit our homepage on https://www.wartsila.com/jpn

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