Strategic Purchaser, Electrical components

Lead strategic sourcing of Electrical Components in Helsinki/Turku/Vaasa, Finland. Manage supplier relationships, drive cost reduction, and ensure compliance. Join Wärtsilä for a sustainable future.

Helsinki/Turku/Vaasa, Finland  UTC+02:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   2 months ago

About Wärtsilä

Company Overview

Wärtsilä Corporation

Helsinki, Finland


Business Model

Energy and Marine Technology

Provider of technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy sectors, focusing on energy efficiency and innovations for decarbonization.

Engineering and technology solutions in marine and energy markets, including power plants, ship design, and digital solutions services.

Locations & Geography

Operates in over 200 locations across more than 80 countries, including substantial presence in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Company Culture

Wärtsilä aims to lead the way in developing sustainable technologies for the marine and energy markets, ensuring reliable and environmentally friendly solutions.

Wärtsilä promotes a supportive and innovative work environment, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and safety.

Comprehensive training programs and growth opportunities, emphasizing skill development in sustainable and efficient energy solutions.

Activities & Projects

Significant projects include the development of the world's largest solar hybrid power plant in Burkina Faso and leading a EUR 200 million collaboration ecosystem to develop autonomous zero-emission balancing solutions for the energy transition.

Introduction of new methanol engines and advancements in hybrid and electric power solutions for marine applications.

Committed to decarbonisation through innovations such as sustainable marine fuels and energy storage solutions.

Career Opportunities

Wärtsilä frequently offers positions in engineering, project management, and operational roles, particularly in sectors focusing on energy and marine technology.

Benefits include comprehensive health insurance, flexible working conditions, and programs supporting employee well-being and continuous learning.

Contact Information

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Wärtsilä Careers

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

We want to transition the world towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?

Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization (ES&O) is the leading global energy storage optimizer. Our mission is to deliver integrated energy solutions that build a resilient, intelligent, and flexible energy infrastructure - unlocking the way to an optimized renewable future. By integrating renewables, energy management technology, and storage with traditional energy resources, we reinvent clean energy production from the largest and most complex grids to the most remote and essential microgrids. We play a key role in Wärtsilä’s vision towards a 100% renewable energy future through flexibility, reliability, and integration for a more sustainable world for us all.

Wärtsilä Energy Storage Business is looking for an experienced and energetic person for the position of Strategic Purchaser, Electrical Components. Strategic purchaser will execute the Energy Storage & Optimization global sourcing strategy with a special focus on Electrical components and Subcontracting. Together with the sourcing manager responsible for the Category, the Strategic Purchaser is responsible for controlling, managing and developing a dedicated global supplier base, including sub-contractors, performance and relationships, in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders to meet global sourcing needs and requirements.

Position information

This position is permanent and the location is Helsinki, Turku or Vaasa, Finland and the job can partially be done remotely.

Main Responsibilities

  • Conduct business within established supplier relationships
  • Research potential sources of supply for purchased products to ensure prices are globally competitive and sufficient production capacity is available within the supply chain
  • Maintain price data, and actively seek cost-reduction opportunities
  • Help support part shortages and delivery issues when necessary
  • Monitor supplier lead times and production capacity improvement initiatives to ensure schedule flexibility
  • Lead regular supplier meetings and forums towards partnership in own responsibility area
  • Carry out development, negotiation and implementation of supplier contracts
  • Identify and communicate internally any supplier risks, concerns or opportunities
  • Support cost recovery initiatives, identify opportunities for cost and obsolete avoidance
  • Support problem-resolution discussions with suppliers and ensure the adequacy and timeliness of supplier correction action plans
  • Ensure compliance with Supply Management processes, procedures, strategies and agreements
  • Enhance collaboration and teamwork with relevant functions and continuously improve the sourcing process


  • Solution-oriented, pro-active, problem-solving and result-driven team-player attitude to work
  • Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing environment
  • Systematic way of working, interest and capability to manage details, excellent skills in Excel
  • Academic degree (BSc or MSc) in a relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in strategic sourcing, category management or procurement
  • Experience in Electrical components sourcing is a strong plus
  • Experience in international business and negotiations
  • Fluent written and spoken English

We offer you a position in a global organization and an opportunity to work with great professionals in an open and engaging culture. We offer you an opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast-growing industry with the market leader.

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About the role

Mar 25, 2024

Full Time


Sep 05, 2024


Helsinki/Turku/Vaasa, Finland



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