Strategic Purchaser

Welcome at Wärtsilä Netherlands! For our office in Drunen we are looking for a Strategic Purchaser who will be responsible for the development and execution of the global sourcing strategy.
Application deadline 2017-11-03
Position description As a Strategic Purchaser, you’re in the heart of a dynamic business. You drive changes and secure business performance by creating and implementing sourcing action plans for your specific area of responsibility. This means that you manage and develop long term relationships with existing suppliers while you actively support Sales and Technology with the development of new products and test orders. You manage the internal process with your stakeholders in order to reach the optimal result of your negotiations, in terms of Quality, Delivery and Cost.

In this position you will be part of our Global Sourcing organization (11 FTE) which is responsible for the coordination of all global- and local sourcing activities within the Propulsion organization, located in Wuxi (China), Trieste (Italy) and Drunen (The Netherlands). You will be reporting to the Manager Sourcing. International Traveling is part of the job.
Responsibilities • You secure the best performance of your supply base on Quality, Delivery and Costs.
• Guiding the complete process of negotiations, (global) contract coverage and process implementation.
• Gather and analyse spend, supplier data and future supply, to continuously develop and improve your commodity strategy and action plans.
• You maintain relevant data in our management systems (SAP, IDM) and support the Quality- and Operational department with the non-conformity process.
• You always aim to increase the competitiveness of Wärtsilä by applying your analytical- and negotiation skills together with a Customer Centric approach.
• You are always up to date with the ever changing market situation related to our industry.
• The commodities under your responsibility will be: castings, large bearings, couplings, welded steel structures and/or gear wheels.
Requirements • You are able to act on strategic and/or tactical purchasing level in a global (matrix) organized industrial / engineering organization.
• Technical orientated bachelor- or master degree, or achieved this level with work experience in Sourcing, Supply Management or Logistics.
• You are a team player with lots of initiatives, who feels comfortable in the driver’s seat and knows to adjust to different situations with a healthy portion of self-confidence.
• To solve problems you are able to think and act fast, and keep things as simple as possible.
• You own the technical (mechanical) knowledge that is required to make the best supplier selection.
• You don’t need guidance to spot situations that require your attention, or to see improvements.
• Preferably you have knowledge of the Marine industry.
• Advanced skills in Excel and experience with SAP is seen as an advantage, as well as experience with Asian (Chinese) culture.
• You have excellent communication skills in Dutch and English, orally and written.

As Strategic Purchaser at Wärtsilä you require project management skills to drive your own supply management initiatives. You know how to classify your stakeholders and communicate efficient to achieve optimal results. You are able to maintain the ‘helicopter view’ in both good and hard times.
Contact person to give further information In case you have questions about the procedure please call Mr. Egbert van der Meijs (Lead Recruiter) at +31 (0)6 20324766 or by email:
Country Netherlands
Job area Supply Chain Management