Porriño, ES

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Purchase Manager

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?

We are now looking for a Purchase Manager, to join our Operations team in Shaft Line Solutions Spain. This is a permanent opportunity, and its location is Porriño (Pontevedra), Spain.


 What will you be doing

In this position, your work will include all purchase management, from suppliers’ development and performance follow up, to purchasing operations, both for direct materials and indirect products and services related our portfolio and customer delivery projects. The team for managing these operations is currently five people, that, so the position requires leadership and teamwork skills.  

For us to be the best match, we expect you to have understanding and experience from working with metal materials and purchasing negotiation skills. As an ideal candidate, we also require SAP user experience, strong teamwork, and fluent English language.


As Purchase Manager, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the purchasing activities in SLS Spain
  • Ensure that the resources, processes, way of working and tools are developed and maintained according to strategies.
  • Proactively work to enable cross-site and cross-organisational cooperation specially with other SLS sites (China, UK, Japan).
  • Develop and maintain good stakeholder and/or supplier relationships.
  • Secure optimal supplier network and/or operations in defined area of responsibility.
  • Build a solid supply chain.
  • Lead digital purchasing and supply relations management (SRM).
  • Ensure the resources and process to control and optimise purchases.
  • Inbound logistics, to ensure the efficiency of the supply, and full control of the deliveries.
  • Periodically report key process performance indicators.
  • Implement and coordinate indirect purchase tools that ensure its effectiveness and control.
  • Ensure all procedures/work processes comply with all Wärtsilä requirements.


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

  • Strong safety mindset
  • SAP knowledge/user, specially manufacturing and purchasing
  • Language: English level must be fluent, written and spoken
  • High experience in similar position
  • Good drawing and technical specifications understanding
  • Advanced communication skills

In this role, some travel could be required to meet with our suppliers, partners or other Wartsila sites around the world. Thus, we hope you to be ready to travel, when necessary, even though most of the meetings are held virtually.


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 a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. 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. In addition to the core team, you will be working closely with manufacturing and supply chain teams.


Contact & next steps

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

Please apply by 31.7.2023 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.

Last application date: 31/07/2023 


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 www.wartsila.com