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Strategic Sourcing Engineer; Salo, Finland

Speed has always been in our DNA. Become a member of our team and join us on the fast lane! With globally almost 4.500 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 industrial applications. Valmet Automotive covers the full range from contract manufacturing to a TIER1 system supplier.


Job description
In this position you will select, develop and manage best in class suppliers as well as prepare and lead supplier negotiations. You will define supplier assessment criteria, drive ongoing assessment of supplier performance, provide formal feedback and define action plans with suppliers to meet company objectives. You develop and implement sourcing strategies, drive standardization, anticipate market evolutions and design appropriate sourcing strategies to address changes to achieve competitiveness and cost-savings.


We expect you to have

  • A university degree, preferably in business administration or engineering, or equivalent experience 
  • Been working at least 5 years closely with operating management on strategic goals
  • Proven experience of successful negotiations in large volume and complex business agreements
  • Willingness to travel
  • Capability to working in cross-functional team and matrix organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in addition to strong coordination skills
  • 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
  • Experience from automotive industry
  • Fluent English, possibly Finnish is essential, ideally with German language skills


We offer
This is a most thrilling and responsible position in our new business line, working on one of our strategically most important topics - battery systems for e-mobility. You will be part of Valmet Automotive and part of building the future of automotive mobility and future oriented industrial solutions. Valmet Automotive with its typical Nordic calmness provides an international footprint and an environment which enables employees to go forward and succeed with their jobs. 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.


Further information
Ilkka Heikkilä
Manager, Sourcing
+358 50 3458603


Please send your application by 31.07.2021.


Contract Nature:  Regular
Company:  Valmet Automotive EV Power Oy

Salo, FI

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