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Purchasing Manager, Production Materials, Uusikaupunki, FINLAND


Speed has always been in our DNA.

Become a member of our team and join us on the fast lane! With globally almost 4500 employees and unlimited passion for mobility and innovation, Valmet Automotive is working on the future of the automobile. A clear focus on electric mobility – paired with outstanding manufacturing competencies – we are an experienced and visionary partner for development and production within an industry on the rise.


Your challenge

Your role is to achieve greatest value contribution and efficiency in contracting, material purchases, services  and subcontracting  activities and to ensure customer satisfaction by meeting demands of quality, service and total cost of ownership.


You will provide input to the development of sourcing strategies and develop and implement local sourcing strategies. You make recommendations to the determination of departmental financial goals and take action to reduce costs. You will work with stakeholders to deliver optimal commercial arrangements. You coordinate team work efforts, give the focus and ensure achieving targets. You will ensure commitments are met by monitoring, assessing, and resolving variances in budget, timing or quality of work. Your daily work includes leading the direct Sourcing organization at Uusikaupunki.


We expect you to have

  • A Master's or Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, engineering or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in strategic sourcing and leading multi-cultural, cross-functional teams
  • A proven track record of delivering results
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills complimented by strong communication and coordination skills
  • Good team leading and coaching skills.
  • You are familiar with developing and implementing sourcing strategies and you have vast experience in negotiation tactics to deliver business objectives and to achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers.
  • You are qualified in using part certification processes and vendor quality measures as well as show strong knowledge of quality control methods, tools and techniques
  • A high level performance in challenging situations
  • Your English, both spoken and written, is fluent. Skills in other languages, e.g. Finnish and German are a significant advantage.
  • Willingness to travel


 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

Mr.Vesa Hyytiä

Director, Sourcing and Supplier Quality 

tel. +358 400 224 475 



Now it’s your turn – take the fast lane and apply latest by January 23rd, 2022.




Contract Nature:  Regular
Company:  Valmet Automotive FIN

Uusikaupunki, FI

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