Strategic Purchaser

Is your mind set on finding solutions? Are you passionate about sourcing and supplier development? Do you want to work among the best experts in the industry? If your answer is “yes” - we have an opportunity for you.

Wärtsilä Marine Solutions enhances the business of its marine and oil & gas industry customers by providing innovative products and integrated solutions that are safe, environmentally sustainable, efficient, flexible, and economically sound.

Engines Supply Management is accountable for strategic sourcing activities globally in Wärtsilä with the target to secure the right quality, delivery and cost of the products and solutions through their whole lifecycle.

Join our dynamic team and apply to become our Strategic Purchaser!
Application deadline 2017-09-24
Position description Strategic Purchaser leads and manages in own area of the responsibility supply management activities and secure optimal supply management performance according to the category action plan across the Business Lines.

This position is located in Trieste, Italy and you report to the Strategic Purchasing Manager.

Responsibilities Develop and execute sourcing strategy and action plans;
Drive cost reduction initiatives in connection with Product Cost strategy to improve Product Profitability;
Execute and support material cost budgeting and follow up;
Lead supplier negotiations, conclude and secure compliance of Supplier Agreements;
Manage supplier performance and relationship in coordination with the Category Team and with Operational Purchasing;
Analyze future demand trends in cooperation with Sales/Technology and other internal stakeholders;
Gather and analyze spend and supplier data;
Execute data management in relevant systems (SAP, etc.).
Requirements Good negotiation and stakeholders management skills;
Complex problem solving and critical thinking;
Target and result oriented attitude;
Service orientation, active listening, willingness and ability to make things happen;
Good communication and presentation skills;
Readiness to travel;
Fluent business English. Bs/Ms in Engineering, Economics or Equivalent.

Experience in Sourcing and Supply Chain Management;
Knowledge of Operational Excellence and Digital Transformation considered as an advantage.
Contact person to give further information For further information, please contact
Pietro Zancai
Strategic Purchasing Manager
Tel. +39 040 3195000
Country Italy
Job area Supply Chain Management