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Surgères, FR

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Other

Operative Purchaser / Acheteur opérationnel 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 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?

In this era of innovation and 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 with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?



Operative purchaser

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 position is permanent and Surgères, but also Mulhouse, France are possible locations. 


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 vendors. 

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 vendors 
-    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


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 13/08/21, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. The timeline for the recruitment process will be the following:
Reviewing applications until 20/08/21
First round of interviews between 06/09/21 and 10/09/21
Second round of interviews 13/09/21 and 17/09/21 OR 20/09/21 and 24/09/21
Assessments 30/09/21
Meet the team 11/10/21

Please apply by 13/08/21 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: 13/08/2021

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 Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and storage, as well as lifecycle services that ensure increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world.


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




Wärtsilä France recherche pour compléter l’équipe en place :

ACHETEUR(SE) OPERATIONNEL(LE) pour activités militaire & nucléaire (H/F)


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


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.