Manager, End User Devices

We are a global multinational marine, energy and industrial company with a proud heritage in the marine industry. With over 18000 employees worldwide, 5bn+ of turnover and one of the most established brand in the Marine sector, we are also one of the most progressive and innovative companies in our space.

To qualify for the position, you need to be ambitious and have strong capabilities in sourcing and managing End User Devices in global business environment. You are energetic, good with people and a fun person to work with.

The main objective of ICT Sourcing and IT Operations function is continuously improving supplier performance, quality and cost efficiency for the total lifecycle (Total Cost of Ownership). The responsibilities of the function include supplier evaluations, contract negotiations, operative purchasing and the vendor management of ICT Suppliers.
Application deadline 2018-04-29
Position description We are looking for a Manager, End User Devices to provide leadership and management for the IT purchasing, main focus on IT End User Device purchasing, supplier management and purchase process development. The selected person will be responsible for driving activities to take Wärtsilä towards more agile and more adaptive IT sourcing within newly established digital era. This is one-year temporary position. Also suitable as an internal job rotation.

You work as part of global ICT procurement team and report to General Manager, ICT Procurement & Global Category Manager, Telecom.
Responsibilities - Line management of the team for selected IT End User Devices purchasing areas
- Leading the process and supplier portfolio development activities within entire IT purchasing and sourcing
- Leading selected key IT supplier governances
- Leading selected key IT contract negotiations
- Coordinating with vendors, partners and other IM teams
- Following and sharing the best practices
- Ensuring the internal and external workforce are on adequate level
Requirements - Education: M.Sc. or equivalent
- Over 5 year experience in IT sourcing, procurement or strategic purchasing
- Strong experience in IT contract negotiations and IT supplier markets
- Strong supplier management related experience
- Ability to act as example and lead others
- Ability to manage big entities and recognize the relevant points
- Ability to challenge vendors and current ways of working
- Ability to understand easily end-to-end service value chains in multivendor environment
- Ability to make things happen
- Independent, proactive and goal-focused attitude to work
- Excellent communication, collaboration and influencing skills
- Fluent written and spoken English

Possible locations for this position are our IM locations in Finland, India or Germany.
Contact person to give further information Stefan M Nygård
Director ICT Sourcing and IT Operations
+358 40 7375274 or
Country Finland
Job area Digital Technology and Innovation