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Mulhouse Cedex 1, FR

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Operative Purchaser/Acheteur Operationnel (H/F)

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems in 180 countries around the world?

In this fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Want to join the ride?


We are now looking for two experienced, full-time Operative Purchaser to join our Special Applications team based in different locations, supplying standard, nuclear and military parts.


The positions are permanent and one is located in Mulhouse, France and one is located in Surgères, France. 


What will you be doing


In this position, your work will include actual operational purchasing activities, from analyzing the requirements to the delivery to our central warehouse in Kampen (NL) or to our workshop in Surgères (FR). You will be a key interface between sales/projects’ teams and our suppliers. 


As an ideal candidate, we expect you to have at least 5 years’ experience in operative purchasing and a good knowledge of SAP. 


As Operative Purchaser, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Investigate on future demands with various internal and external resources
  • Execute and monitor purchase orders, confirmations (dates, prices), technical details accuracy
  • Stick to a nuclear process implying coordination skills between customers’ and technical requirements, as well as inspection meetings between customers and suppliers 
  • Provide/request information and/or support to/from internal stakeholders (sales, Quality Product Technical Management, quality organization, strategic purchasing team)
  • Send forecasts to suppliers, when applicable
  • Handle quality notifications


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



  • Good organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with team members, clients and suppliers
  • Good knowledge of English, French in writing and speaking
  • Proactiveness, curiosity, time management skills
  • A team and target-oriented mindset
  • Willingness to participate in our continual improvement process






Wärtsilä France recherche pour compléter l’équipe en place: 

pour activités militaire & nucléaire (H/F)


Wärtsilä France est à la recherche de deux acheteur(se) opérationnel(le) expérimenté(e) sous ERP SAP pour rejoindre l’organisation Special Applications sur le site de Surgères et Mulhouse.


Intégré(e) au sein de l’organisation Special Applications, vous assurerez des activités d’achat opérationnel dans le périmètre de responsabilités défini en vue de garantir la disponibilité des matières/équipements. Vous aurez pour mission d’étudier de futures demandes en collaboration avec diverses ressources internes et externes. Vous exécuterez des ordres d'achat, du suivi de commandes, des confirmations, du rééchelonnement et du traitement de non-conformités. Vous aurez également en charge la vérification des spécifications techniques et des exigences des clients. Si c’est nécessaire, vous créerez et publierez des prévisions pour les fournisseurs. Vous devrez aussi suivre et analyser la performance des fournisseurs (par exemple la fiabilité des livraisons, les délais et les prix). Vous aurez aussi à planifier et revoir les besoins. Vous devrez travailler de façon proactive afin de permettre une bonne coopération entre nos divisions, nos différents sites & organisation matricielle, et les fournisseurs. 
Ces missions seront effectuées tout en restant attentif aux règles applicables en matière de Qualité, Sécurité et Environnement, conformément à l’engagement de Wärtsilä. 


Titulaire d’un bac+3 ou ayant une expérience équivalente d’au minimum 2 ans, vous êtes prêt(e) à apprendre et à entrer dans la culture d'activités orientées militaire & nucléaire. Vous avez des compétences achats & approvisionnement, des bonnes connaissances de la chaîne logistique, mais aussi de rigueur dans le suivi pour livraison suivant délai & qualité. Vous êtes orienté(e) vers le client et le business, mais aussi vers les objectifs et leur atteinte. Vous êtes assidu(e), et faites preuve d’un esprit d’analyse, et savez gérer les priorités. A l’aise au sein d’une équipe multisites, vous disposez de bonnes capacités relationnelles et avez le sens du service. Vous maîtrisez le français et l’anglais, et disposez de connaissances dans SAP.


Une expérience d’un ou deux ans, au sein de Wärtsilä de préférence ou d’une autre entreprise similaire, dans le domaine des achats serait un atout. 
Un poste est basé à Surgères et un poste à Mulhouse. 



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?


You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team.


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 27/11/2022, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.

Please apply by 27/11/22 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


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. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on