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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

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.


We are now looking for a Strategic Purchaser to join our team of experts. This opportunity is offered on a permanent basis, and the successful candidate will be based in Vaasa, Finland. 


Are you ready to jump onboard?


What will you be doing?


Acting as a key role in supplier interface, the Strategic Purchaser will lead the supply management activities within their individual area of responsibility and according to the category action plan. 


As a Strategic Purchaser, your work will focus on these responsibilities:
•    Ensuring Quality, Delivery, Lead Time and Cost development of materials and services for own area of responsibility
•    Managing and developing supplier base, performance, relationships and negotiations
•    Creating and updating supplier agreements
•    Supporting supplier and product validation process
•    Securing long term capacity and forecasting
•    Analysing future supply demand
•    Gathering and analysing spend and supplier data, executing benchmarking and providing data to the relevant functions
•    Work closely together with key internal stakeholders like R&D and Product Management
•    Securing compliance to Supply Management processes/procedures, strategies and agreements


The below will enable you to shine in this role:
•    MSc or BSc in Economics or Engineering, or qualified by equivalent experience
•    Working knowledge of international supply chain processes
•    Proven track record in sourcing
•    Experience in Purchasing & Sourcing related modules in SAP is seen as a benefit
•    Well-developed and effective negotiation and influencing skills
•    Engaging presentation skills
•    Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, who engages and collaborates with others to deliver results
•    Self-motivated, driven and reliable to take responsibility of your actions
•    Proactive approach towards problem resolution, focused on positive outcomes
•    Demonstrable capability to implement and following activities to ensure sustainability
•    Fluency in English, both verbal and written
•    Willingness to travel


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 26th September 2021, through submitting your application through our career’s portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? 
Please reach out to:
Kari-Pekka Luoma 
General Manager, Strategic Purchasing 
 (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 



Last application date: 26/09/2021

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