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Shanghai, CN

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Other

Strategic Purchaser

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


What will be your main tasks and responsibilities?

1. Execute category strategies and localization action plans; Ensures that suppliers are compliant in Wartsila processes   

2. Manages and develops suppliers base, performance, relationships and negotiations

3. Secure the objectives and targets on Quality, Delivery Reliability and Cost

4. Conducts strategic sourcing processes including:

     -Suppliers selection, validation & suppliers’ base optimization

      -contracts coverage

      -Long term capacity management       

5. Create and update agreements with suppliers, maintain SAP Outline Agreements and material/supplier master data in relevant parts

6. Lead/support/participate in negotiations, secure capacity and forecasting

7. Contribute and establish good cooperation and communication internally and externally

8. Actively leads and supports problem solving in escalated issues from divisions/support function


What do we expect from you?

  1. Hands on sourcing experience on welding/casting/mechanical components.
  2. Strong communication and negotiation skills;
  3. Fluent spoken & written English
  4. Experience of cost analysis / risk management / contract law;
  5. Robust project management skill
  6. Able to work under pressure
  7. Willingness to travel
  8. Bachelor’s degree or above, majored in mechanical engineering;
  9. Minimum 5 years working experience on strategic sourcing in MNC
  10. Experience on small batch or project sourcing is an advantage


Work Location:Tangzhen, Shanghai



Last application date: 03/08/2021

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 Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine

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 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com