Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Purchasing Engineer to Valmet in Karlstad

Business line: EMEA
Country: Sweden
Location: Karlstad
Job description: Is it time to move on to a new challenge? International environment, leading engineering company, varied tasks, collegial environment and plenty of development opportunities – could this be something for you?

In this role, you will join the Scandinavian MIL improvements team and you will be based in Karlstad. As a Purchasing Engineer you will be procuring goods and services for Valmet’s EMEA Service area. You will be responsible for ensuring that Valmet’s global Supply Chain requirements in terms of quality, price and availability are followed. Maintaining and developing existing and new supplier relations is an important part of your daily work and you will be responsible for availability and vendor capacity as well as delivery follow-up. You will be monitoring price development and handle contract management including contract negotiations. The position requires some travelling due to global partners and suppliers.
Requirements: Who are you? Firstly, it is important for us that you feel connected to our values and see these as a natural part of your everyday work and behavior: Customers – we move our customer’s performance forward, Renewal – we promote new ideas to create the future, Excellence – we improve every day to deliver results, People – we work together to make a difference.

You are experienced in procurement and enjoy being the leading spirit, taking initiative and delivering results together with your colleagues. It is desirable that you have experience from the machine manufacturing industry and good technical knowledge, experience from the paper industry would be of benefit. We expect you to have refined communication skills and an ability to successfully liaise with internal and external stakeholders. International experience and working with CCC supplier base is an advantage.

You have good IT skills in MS Office and are used to working with ERP and procurement reporting tools. Naturally, you communicate well in Swedish and English, both written and orally.
We offer: We offer you an independent role in fast-moving and not-cyclic environment. You will have development opportunities and support from your professional and experienced team. In this role, you will be having clear business impact.

As an employee of Valmet you have access to a large amount of benefits such as physical training during the working day, affordable cabins and apartments for rent, skills development and flexible working hours. We invest in the development of our people, especially in terms of leadership, wellness and sustainability.

Additional information: Did we get you excited? If yes, please submit your application at your earliest as we will start interviews before application deadline 12 January 2018.

For more information regarding the role, please contact Pär Wictorin, Global Category Manager, +46 70 213 70 90

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Jennifer Halling, HR Generalist, +46 766 39 72 43