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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Strategic Purchaser

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


Wärtsilä Marine Power, Power Supply is looking for a Strategic Purchaser. In this position you act in a key role in supplier interface. The position is permanent, and its location is Vaasa, Finland. Possibility to work remotely can be discussed. 


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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Experience in SAP is seen as a benefit
  • 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 30th of January, 2022, 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: 30/01/2022


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.


All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland.


This is Wärtsilä

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.