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Strategic Purchaser at Wartsila

Strategic Purchaser

Wartsila Trieste, IT Full-Time
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Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?

Wärtsilä Global Logistic Service (WGLS), Supply Management is looking for Strategic Purchaser on a permanent basis to be part of the Catalogue Parts & Processing Valves Global Supply Management category. The preferable location for the successful candidate is Trieste, Italy. Vaasa, Finland and Kampen, Netherlands will also be considered.
You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team.
Are you ready to jump onboard?
What will you be doing?
In this role, you will be responsible for leading and developing the creation of the category and supply team strategy/action plan in cooperation with your team members. During this process, you will also ensure that the objectives and targets on Quality, Availability, Lead-times and Cost are met. 
As a Strategic Purchaser, your work will focus on:

  • Ensuring supplier’s performance and availability of materials and/or quotation on customer demand
  • Conducting strategic sourcing process for category and supply team, including: 
    • Integrate suppliers in our processes 
    • Contract coverage 
    • Supplier base optimization 
  • Acting as Services Supply Management representative inside the category team to ensure that objectives and targets are met 
  • Managing and developing supplier base, relationships and negotiations 
  • Communicating progress and development to the stakeholders 
  • Actively leading and supporting problem solving in escalated issues from divisions/support functions 
  • Participating with other departments in solving the escalated quality and delivery problems.

The below will enable you to shine in this role:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Engineering or Economics and Business Administration, or equivalent
  • Experience in international sourcing/engineering
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Contract knowledge with a basic legal background is preferred 
  • Analytically minded with a proactive approach towards problem resolution
  • Excellent communication skills, effectively collaborating with a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Proven ability to successfully negotiate and sustain positive networking relationships
  • Appreciate the value of teamwork and thrive in both an individual and a team environment
  • Target and result oriented attitude
  • Demonstrable ability to work under pressure 
  • Willingness to travel 
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal

Why you and us?
We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. 
We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. 
Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 

Contact & next steps

We hope to hear from you before the application deadline 24th July 2022, through submitting your application through our career’s portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 
Join our team of professionals and apply now!


Last application date: 24/07/2022

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our broad portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers to be successful. Our offering includes performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. [ Link removed ]  

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at [ Link removed ] .


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