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3 Oct 2012

Full-Time Category Manager Engine Blocks & Cylinder Heads

Wärtsilä Finland Oy VaasaOstrobothnia, Finland

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Job Description

Lead cross-functional & cross-business line sourcing category team and conduct strategic sourcing process, manage and develop supplier relationships, including:

  1. Develop and manage sourcing strategy
  2. Select implementation path of ditto.
  3. Develop and manage action plans to meet yearly and long term targets and implementing strategy
  4. Decide on sourcing foot-print and select suppliers
  5.  Secure capacity
  6. Take the lead when division experiences poor performance from key suppliers
  7. Integrate suppliers early in our processes in corporation with R&D – Continuously benchmark supply market
  8. Develop suppliers within the category
  9. Negotiate contracts and prices
  10. Achieve Quality, Delivery Reliability, Cost Development and Lead Time improvement as per agreed targets.

The position is located in Trieste, Vaasa, Winterthur or Wallwijk


  •  Long and short term strategy planning and implementation
  •  Sourcing foot-print and selection of right suppliers
  • Continuous benchmark of external supply market
  • Contract coverage, compliance and prices of external suppliers within the category
  • Leader of a team consisting out of cross-functional experts Analyzing the future demand and strategy trends in a close collaboration with both the Businesses and Suppliers.


  1. Proven experiences in people management
  2. Several years experience in global sourcing / category management
  3. Able to be a speaking partner and work with senior management levels (internally and externally)
  4. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  5. Excellent communications, team working and collaboration skills
  6. Solid skills both in written and oral business English
  7. Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  8. Ability to work under stress
  9. Self confident and enterprising (a doer)
  10. Willingness to travel
  11. University degree
  12. Several years proven sourcing experience


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Job Categories: Construction Jobs in Finland. Job Types: Full-Time.

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