Sourcing Manager

by:  Orion Corporation

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Orion Corporation operates in more than 20 countries, where we Orionees, 3200 in total, work in all kinds of positions. Among us there are Research Scientists, Laboratory Technicians, Engineers and IT Specialists as well as people working in Production, just to mention some examples. We offer diverse and responsible jobs to our personnel in a truly multi-disciplinary work environment. We encourage people to develop their competences and offer opportunities to affect the job description and creating their own career path at Orion. We are searching for top talents who are ready to share our passion for the work that we do.

Description of position

We are looking for Sourcing Manager to join our Packaging Materials Procurement team at Orion on a fixed term contract until 31st of January, 2024. In this exciting role you will be working within Orion Packaging Materials product category ensuring that we have the most optimum supplier and materials portfolio available to contribute to Orion's strategy and business targets. The position is located in Espoo or in Turku.

As a Sourcing Manager you will be managing the selected supplier base of Orion’s packaging materials in your product category. You drive the RFQ and supplier selection process, and negotiate pricing and costs, business models and sourcing agreements independently in a leading role. You own and lead the category strategy work and risk management activities in your product area. You will be actively managing the product lifecycle activities, as well as the supply and material availability together with key stakeholders and experts within Orion and with the suppliers.

You have an eye for details, but you also understand the big picture and the elements of strategy, and you can challenge the status quo and take ownership for driving the change, when needed. You are motivated and capable of leading projects and project teams, and you can proactively and independently plan and lead strategic actions for the future with your suppliers and stakeholders. You collaborate and contribute in different product projects as the sourcing representative, and you actively drive the supplier collaboration and development in your product category to the next level. 

Description of unit

Direct Procurement is a part of Supply Chain and Procurement Organization in Orion Global Operations. Direct Procurement is responsible for global purchasing and sourcing for Orion and Fermion manufacturing including tasks related to sourcing agreements, risk and cost management, category strategy and development, supplier management and performance.

We offer you

We offer an interesting position and role in a great and highly motivated team of sourcing professionals and colleagues at Orion Direct Procurement. In this position you are able to shape and develop yourself and your own sourcing category area in a leading pharmaceutical company, and you have an opportunity to gain interesting and versatile work experience by working with the best industry experts in various organizations as well as within your supplier network. Through your work you contribute how we at Orion are building the well-being for our customers. Read more about our values.


We are looking for a candidate with mimimum 5 years of solid professional experience from global sourcing or supply chain management. University degree from a relevant field is considered as an advantage.

A positive can-do attitude with excellent co-operation and networking skills are essential in this role, and as a person we expect you to be curious, goal and solution driven and a motivated self-starter. You also have a natural talent to take the lead and ownership of tasks and ensure and see them through to completion. You have an open and positive growth mindset, and the ability to develop and lead things and processes in your sourcing area and in close co-operation with the suppliers and internal stakeholders. You are also eager and motivated to learn and develop yourself actively through work, and you get things done independently and also through team work.
The concepts of SRM and category and cost management are familiar to you and you have gained solid experience from supplier and commercial agreement negotiations, as well as from pricing and business model negotiations. You communicate and negotiate fluently in English and Finnish, other language skills are seen as benefit. 

Good project management skills and previous project work experience is a must, and you have a solid understanding on the strategic sourcing and supply chain management and practices. SAP knowledge and category specific knowledge on plastics materials are counted as an asset. In this role some travelling abroad is necessary so we hope that you are willing to travel approx. 20 days per year.

Additional information

We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. Please tell us shortly about yourself and why you think we would be a good match for you. Last day to apply is April 11th, 2021.

Please note that we can only accept applications submitted using our online application form at our career page.

For additional details, please contact Sari Saarela-Lantto, Category Manager, +358 50 966 2733, on March 31st between 12.30 - 14.00 and April 6th between 9.00 - 10.30.

Approved medical examination which also includes drug testing is required prior to the employment.

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