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Schiedam, NL

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Operational Purchaser

We are now looking for a Operational Purchaser to join our team. 


Operational Purchaser will be responsible for replenish all Voyage Service plants by executing purchase orders, order monitoring, confirmations and rescheduling of the PO's. As a OP you will be in close contact with other stakeholders from PCM and Services. All requirements will be will be entered in SAP system by stakeholders.


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


  • Execute purchase orders, order monitoring, confirmations and rescheduling
  • Monitor and report supplier performance
  • Maintain material data to relevant systems in defined area of responsibility
  • Actively develop the way of working in cooperation with process development
  • Actively develop teamwork in own team and build commitment
  • Coordinate delivery of goods and logistics information with internal and/or external stakeholders
  • Expedite delivery of goods to have them in the right place at the right time at the right cost
  • Maintain logistics data to relevant systems in defined area of responsibility
  • Coach relevant suppliers and/or internal stakeholders
  • Continuously improve operative logistics activities
  • Cooperate with relevant internal and/or external stakeholders Requirements


As an ideal candidate you would have:


  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. in engineering or similar
  • Experience in purchasing or transportation
  • SAP knowledge
  • Excellent, proven team working skills in a self-steering team
  • MS Office tools, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams


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? 



Contact & next steps


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 30.06.2022, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.


Please apply by 30 June 2022 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 Voyage transforms how vessels perform their journeys and ports manage their operations by leveraging the latest digital technologies. Using data and AI-driven software, we deliver real-time insights into operations, performance, and energy use to enhance safety, efficiency, and reliability, saving fuel and minimising emissions. Our solutions combine bridge infrastructure, cloud data services, decision support systems, and smart port solutions to enable shore-to-shore visibility. We are committed to building an end-to-end connected digital ecosystem for shipping where all vessels and ports are integrated, and all operations are safe and sustainable. 

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