Strategic Purchaser

Is your mind set on finding solutions? Are you interested in to work in sourcing in a global working environment? Do you want to work among the best experts in the industry? If your answer is “yes” - we have a golden 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.

Category team valves, rotators and bearings is accountable for sourcing engine components related to cylinder head and valve train package, e.g. in- and exhaust valves, valve guides, rotators, seat rings and all engine bearings. Main businesses for this category are Wärtsilä Power Supply units and Wärtsilä Services.

Join our dynamic team and apply to become our Strategic Purchaser for category valves, rotators and bearing parts!
Application deadline 2017-12-20
Position description Strategic Purchaser leads and manages in own area of the responsibility supply management activities and secure optimal supply management performance of the Valves, Rotators and Bearings according to the category action plan across the Business Lines.

This position is located in Vaasa, Finland and you report to General Manager, Supply Management, Product Company Medium Bore.
Responsibilities In this position, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Ensure sourcing objectives and targets on Quality, Delivery Reliability and Cost are met in own area of responsibility
• Actively follow and develop category strategy action plan and align activities closely together with our Technology (R&D), Business line and Product Company
• In co-operation with the category team, lead the sourcing processes in own area of responsibility, including:
- Contract and purchasing negotiations
- Execute and support Supplier selection and validation
- Long-term supplier capacity management
- Continuous benchmark of the supply market
- Participate in supplier development initiatives
- Manage and develop supplier base and relationships in close co-operation with the stakeholders
- Actively participate to problem solving in our area of responsibility
- Capture and secure synergy opportunities from global supply base bringing benefits to the business
- Addition to category team work, active participation in PCMB Supply Management related actions
Requirements As an ideal candidate, you have:
• Proactive, solution oriented and “make things happen” attitude
• B.Sc / M.Sc in Engineering and/or Economics
• Good negotiation and presentation skills
• Experience about purchasing, supply management, technology and/or sales related role in previous position(s)
• Basic understanding about valves, rotators and bearings related technology & components is seen as an advantage
• Good communication and team working skills
• Diplomacy
• Good written and spoken English and Finnish. Other languages are seen as an advantage
• Experience in SAP is seen as an advantage
• Willingness to travel
Contact person to give further information Timo Kyntäjä, General Manager PCMB Supply management, at +3540 759 2314
Country Finland
Job area Supply Chain Management