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Vaasa, FI Helsinki, FI Suzhou, CN

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Other

Sourcing Specialist

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.

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.  Want to join the ride?

Wärtsilä Energy Business is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. As an Energy System Integrator, we understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations. Wärtsilä’s solutions provide the needed flexibility to integrate renewables and secure power system reliability. Our offering includes flexible internal combustion engine-based power plants, energy storage & integration solutions, as well as gas to power systems. We support our customers over the lifecycle or their installations with services that enable increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has 68 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world. 

Wärtsilä Energy Storage Business is looking for an experienced and energetic person for the position of Sourcing Specialist.



This position is located in Helsinki, Vaasa or Turku, Finland.



  • For the global Energy Storage supplier base, the Sourcing Specialist is to support and execute global sourcing strategy with a focus on battery enclosure components. Sourcing Specialist is responsible to control, manage and develop global supplier base, performance and  relationship in close co-operation with relevant stakeholders to meet global sourcing needs and requirements. 

Main Responsibilities:  

  • Conduct business within established supplier relationships 
  • Research potential sources of supply for purchased products to ensure prices are globally competitive and sufficient production capacity is available within the supply chain
  • Actively seek supply chain cost reduction opportunities as well as promote supplier or product value analysis/value engineering work
  • Help support part shortages and delivery issues when necessary.
  • Monitor supplier lead-times and production capacity improvement initiatives to ensure schedule flexibility
  • Lead regular supplier meetings and forums towards partnership in own responsibility area
  • Support development and implementation of supplier contracts 
  • Identify and communicate internally any supplier concerns or opportunities. Support cost recovery initiatives
  • Support problem resolution discussions with suppliers and ensures the adequacy and timeliness of supplier correction action plans 
  • Ensure compliance to Supply Management processes, procedures, strategies and agreements.
  • Enhance collaboration and teamwork with relevant functions and continuously improve the sourcing process 
  • Understand the dynamics of complex projects, understands the energy storage universe well, and can strategize effectively to stay several steps ahead of likely problems. 
  • Ensure and execute strategic sourcing capability, supplier strategies and action plans to meet Business Line requirements  


  • Academic degree (B.Sc, M.Sc. or equivalent) in Electrical or Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain or Economics 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience of strategic sourcing, supply chain, manufacturing or procurement with proven track record of results 
  • Knowledge of legal, financial and technology components of Strategic Sourcing.
  • Understanding of direct material cost drivers and cost reduction strategies implementation 
  • Analytical, communication and presentations skills 
  • Solution oriented, pro-active, problem solving and result driven attitude to work  
  • Self-guided and proactive team player, able to operate under pressure 
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in fast pace, dynamic and changing environment.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English language


We offer:

  • 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 have an amazing team, hardworking and talented team. We have a clear purpose to exist and significantly growing business. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for energy storage technologies and a sustainable future
  • We offer you an independent, challenging and responsible role in a global supply management organization.
  • You will work with large network of energy storage professionals and have a support of a great team and an open and friendly work environment


If you feel excited about being part of a dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application, together with a CV.
We hope to hear from you before the last application date 26th of September 2021, through submitting your application in our careers portal.
Contact person to give further information:
Heli Kinnunen, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Supply Management, Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization
Email: heli.kinnunen@wartsila.com

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.


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