Surgères, FR Mulhouse Cedex 1, FR

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions


Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our partners to accelerate their decarbonisation journeys through our market-leading technologies and power system modelling expertise. These cover decarbonisation services, future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS Digital Energy Platform.


Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 76 GW of power plant capacity and more 110 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 an experienced, full-time 


Operative Purchaser


to join our Special Applications team based in different locations, supplying standard, nuclear and military parts.
The positions is located in Surgères or Mulhouse France.   


What will you be doing
In this position, your work will include actual operational purchasing activities, from analysing 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.




Nous sommes actuellement à la recherche d’un


Acheteur Opérationnel H/F


expérimentés à temps plein pour rejoindre notre équipe Special Applications basée dans différents endroits, fournissant des pièces standard, nucléaires et militaires. Le postes est situés à Surgères ou à Mulhouse en France.


Que ferez-vous


  • Dans ce poste, votre travail comprendra des activités d'achat opérationnel effectives, de l'analyse des besoins à la livraison à notre entrepôt central à Kampen (Pays-Bas) ou à notre atelier à Surgères (France). Vous serez un interlocuteur clé entre les équipes de vente/projets et nos fournisseurs.


  • En tant que candidat idéal, nous nous attendons à ce que vous ayez au moins 5 ans d'expérience en achat opérationnel et une bonne connaissance de SAP.


En tant qu'Acheteur Opérationnel, votre travail se concentrera sur ces responsabilités :


  • Enquêter sur les demandes futures avec diverses ressources internes et externes
  • Exécuter et surveiller les bons de commande, les confirmations (dates, prix), l'exactitude des détails techniques
  • Respecter un processus nucléaire impliquant des compétences de coordination entre les exigences des clients et techniques, ainsi que des réunions d'inspection entre les clients et les fournisseurs
  • Fournir/demander des informations et/ou un soutien aux parties prenantes internes (ventes, gestion technique des produits de qualité, organisation de la qualité, équipe d'achats stratégiques)
  • Envoyer des prévisions aux fournisseurs, le cas échéant
  • Gérer les notifications de qualité


Pour réussir dans ce rôle, nous nous attendons à ce que vous ayez :


  • De bonnes compétences organisationnelles
  • De fortes compétences interpersonnelles pour travailler avec les membres de l'équipe, les clients et les fournisseurs
  • Une bonne connaissance de l'anglais, du français à l'écrit et à l'oral
  • De la proactivité, de la curiosité, des compétences en gestion du temps
  • Un état d'esprit axé sur l'équipe et les objectifs
  • La volonté de participer à notre processus d'amélioration continue.




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? 


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. 


Contact & next steps 


We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout. 


For further questions please reach out to Nadine Moine, Responsable Operative Purchasing & Logistics Manager, through email nadine.moine@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 


Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!


Last application date: 21/12/2023 


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 240 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com