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Strategic Purchaser

by:  Wärtsilä

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Wärtsilä Marine Power, Power Supply is looking for a Strategic Purchaser. Strategic Purchaser leads and manages in own area of responsibility supply management activities according to category action plan. In this position you act in a key role in supplier interface. The position is permanent and its location is Vaasa, Finland.

In this position, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring Quality, Delivery, Lead Time and Cost development of materials and services for own area of responsibility
  • Managing and developing supplier base, performance, relationships and negotiations
  • Creating and updating supplier agreements
  • Supporting supplier and product validation process
  • Securing long term capacity and forecasting
  • Analysing future supply demand
  • Gathering and analysing spend and supplier data, executing benchmarking and providing data to the relevant functions
  • Securing compliance to Supply Management processes/procedures, strategies and agreements


We hope you have:

  • MSc or BSc in Economics or Engineering
  • Proven track record in sourcing
  • International supply chain knowledge
  • Excellent negotiation, influencing and presentation skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Strong personal drive, used to taking own initiatives and being proactive
  • Experience in Purchasing & Sourcing related modules in SAP is seen as benefit
  • Knowledge of engine automation & controls is seen as an advantage
  • Willingness to travel

NOTE! Only applications through our official job portal can be taken into consideration.


Please apply by 29th of November 2020 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.
For more information about the position, please contact Kari-Pekka Luoma, General Manager, Strategic Purchasing (, +358 50 344 9569)


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at

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