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Sourcing Engineer, Indirect; Salo, Finland


Speed has always been in our DNA. Become a member of our team and join us on the fast lane! With globally 5.000 employees and unlimited passion for mobility and innovation, Valmet Automotive is working on the future of the automobile. A clear focus on eDrive Engineering – paired with outstanding manufacturing competence – we are an experienced and visionary partner for development and production within an industry on the rise.

In our new Electric Vehicle Business Line (EVBL) we develop and manufacture battery systems from 48V up to High Voltage for automotive and off-highway applications. Valmet Automotive covers the full range from contract manufacturing to a TIER1 system supplier


Job description

Valmet Automotive is strengthening its Indirect Sourcing function in Finland to support growth and investment in our EV Business Line (EVBL).

As an Indirect Sourcing Engineer, you will be responsible for Investments sourcing in accordance with purchasing strategy and as well for the Purchasing of Non-Production Materials and Services and Sub-Contracting agreements. You’ll work with suppliers all the way through the bidding process, contract negotiations and supplier selection. You keep yourself up-to-date on technology vendor market trends and develop existing sourcing processes with principles of continuous improvement. Your internal stakeholders are (for example), Manufacturing, Maintenance and Facility Services, whom you support for activities ranging from small purchases to investments projects. The area of responsibility will be defined more precisely depending on the experience and expertise of the selected candidate.


Location: Salo, Finland


We expect you to have

  • A degree in business administration or engineering.
  • Over 5 Years of previous professional experience in strategic sourcing (i.e. supplier portfolio management, supplier selection, contract making and price negotiation), experience in working in international environment as advantage
  • Proven experience in successful negotiations and deep understanding of complex business agreements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, co-operating and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, good multitasking and coordination skills
  • Experience in sourcing of project investments, facility maintenance, repair and construction projects are considered as an advantage.
  • Skills to perceive market mechanisms and dynamics and possess ability for strategic thinking and planning
  • Assertive, results-oriented and proactive person in advancing new ideas and different approaches
  • Good skills in both Finnish and English. Other language skills are a significant advantage


We offer

The latest development in the automotive industry – and ultimately our company – promises candidates an inspiring career. Where a long heritage as one of the world’s most significant car builders meets up with the spirit of unlimited opportunities is Valmet Automotive, offering you a sense of accomplishment, a good work–life balance and a feeling of creating something new. Of course, in the typical Nordic calmness at all locations in Finland, Germany and Poland.


Further information

Finland: Colin Allsopp, Manager Indirect Sourcing, +358 43 826 5809,


Please send your application by 24.1.2021


Contract Nature:  Regular
Company:  Valmet Automotive EV Power Oy

Salo, FI

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