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Operational Purchaser


Do you want to use your procurement knowledge in an international and maritime working environment? 
For our Office in Drunen we are looking for an Operational Purchaser to support the day to day procurement related questions four our Propulsion Services business and operations. This includes all the procurement related tasks for the full propulsion and scrubber’s portfolio four our maritime customers worldwide.
As an Operational Purchaser you are the central point of contact between many other Wärtsilä departments and external suppliers. Within Wärtsilä, you will be working with our Global Distribution Centre in Kampen, Propulsion Engineering teams and other Procurement specialists. Your main focus is to support the operational processes from requisitions to on-site delivery worldwide. You work according to Wärtsilä procurement guidelines and under the supervision of Wärtsilä Purchasing Department.  
What are your main tasks and responsibilities?
  • You are our local specialist for the day to day procurement related questions to support the Propulsion Services Business and operations. 
  • Create a sourcing plan with focus on cost control, in close cooperation with Wartsila procurement department.
  • Enter procurement requisitions and follow the requisition until the final order and delivery. 
  • Make sure that the ordered goods are delivered within time, budget and on the right location.
  • Check that the invoices are booked correctly and take actions when needed.
  • Negotiate with suppliers for non-contracted parts and services. 
What do we expect from you?
  • You hold a vocational or bachelor’s degree. 
  • Some years of working experience within an international environment within a supply chain or procurement related position is an advantage. 
  • You are experienced in Microsoft Excel, experience with SAP and other ERP systems is seen as an advantage. 
  • You have a pro-active work mentality. You are able to think ahead and how to keep the process running. 
  • Affection with maritime industry is an advantage. 
  • Excellent social and communication skills in English and Dutch, both oral and written.
What we offer you
We highly care for employability of all our employees hence employees are encouraged to utilize the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials. The opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth orientated organisation. We offer excellent primary and secondary terms of employment and a healthy work-life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust. The culture can be described as down to earth and decisive.
We drive an inclusive corporate culture by respecting diversity. Success requires a mix of employees - diversity in nationality, gender, age, personality and educational background.
If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward receiving your job application, together with a Curriculum Vitae.
In case you have questions about the procedure please call Dré Schellekens (Corporate Recruiter) at +31 (0)6 28558033 or by email:  
This is Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. 
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Wartsila Netherlands


Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world and employs people with very diverse skills, backgrounds and ambitions. We believe in equal opportunities and personal growth and want to support our employees in finding their own path within Wärtsilä.Our business is power. At Wärtsilä, people are the ultimate power source. People who make things happen.

Wärtsilä in the Netherlands supplies worldwide sales & services for the marine and decentralized power industry. We have around 900 employees working in the Netherlands on our seven locations in Drunen, Harlingen, Kampen, Kruiningen, Schiedam, Waalwijk and Zwolle. Wärtsilä Netherlands is characterized by motivation, informal and short lines of communication and a healthy working atmosphere



MVB ID #182642
Plaatsingsdatum maandag 9 september 2019
Locatie Drunen
Dienstverband Voltijd
Opleidingsniveau HBO
Sector Maritieme Dienstverlening, Maritieme Toeleveranciers
Functiecategorie Inkoop, Logistiek, Operationeel
Regio Nederland, Zuid-Holland


Bedrijfsnaam Wartsila Netherlands
ContactpersoonDhr. Dre Schellekens
Telefoon +31 6 28558033

Christiaan Huygensweg 23
5151 DM Drunen

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