Strategic Purchaser for Indirect Purchasing

Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH with headquarters in Hamburg, is one of the world's leading suppliers in the shipbuilding industry. The company's capability is based on more than 100 years' of experience in the field of maritime electronics and electrics. With over 1,300 employees worldwide Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH provides innovative state-of-the-art system solutions and products for technical demanding requirements for all type of vessels. As a competent partner for ship owners and shipyards Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH assumes overall responsibility for complex systems projects.

To strengthen our Purchasing Department we are looking for an experienced Strategic Purchaser for Indirect Purchase.
Application deadline 2018-02-23
Position description • Managing and developing supplier base and responsible for performance for own area of responsibility
• Supplier relationship management
• Lead role in supplier negotiations
• Ensure supplier contract coverage for own area of responsibility
• Creating and updating suppliers agreements and other needed information in SAP and document management system needed to perform operational purchasing
• Ensuring Quality, Delivery, Lead Time and Cost development of materials and services for own area of responsibility
• Gathering and analysing spend and supplier data, executing benchmarking and providing data to the relevant functions
• Support end of life actions on supplier side
• Support and perform Operational Purchasing tasks when needed
• Be active member of Category team if applicable

Requirements * BSc in Economics and Business Administration or Supply Chain Management

• 2-3 year experience with strategic purchasing in larger international environment with proven results
• 2-3 year experience with idirect purchasing
• 1-2 year experience with purchasing on operational level is a benefit to have the complete process knowledge

• Strong personal drive, used to taking own initiatives and being pro-active
• Self-running and target oriented
• A systematic and active approach to work
• Good skills in communication and team work
• Cost focused
• Good skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, SAP
• Willingness to travel
• Contract knowledge with basic legal background
• Have a coach mind-set
• Fluent written and spoken German and English skills
Contact person to give further information Jan Kare Helgeland, General Manager Purchasing
Country Germany
Job area Supply Chain Management