Gdansk, PL

Location Details: 

Title:  Specialist, Sourcing

Sourcing Specialist


Join us and develop your career while creating a more sustainable future! You’ll be part of a global team of more than 5,000 people and 60 nationalities, where diverse perspectives are valued and you can bring your authentic self to work every day. At Kemira you are empowered to reach your full potential, deliver innovation, and make an impact. We embrace a growth mindset, so we can deliver more value to our customers and communities. 


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. Kemira’s solutions help our customers in the pulp and paper, water, and energy industries clean water, save energy and use natural resources responsibly, while improving their productivity and enabling more sustainable business. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day.


In this role, you will have the flexibility to organize your work between office and remote, in a hybrid work culture.


We are now looking for Sourcing Specialist to join our Global Sourcing Manufacturing team and to be responsible for sourcing of goods and services for selected manufacturing sites.

In this role, you will be negotiating and implementing agreements and running RFQ processes to manage and drive down Kemira's costs. This translates to being responsible of follow-up of deliveries, prices, contracts, total cost of ownership, and availability of your specific goods and services. This includes naturally that you will take care of supplier relationship management of your suppliers. The working environment will be international, and you will be involved in a wide range of different suppliers and businesses in close cooperation with Manufacturing.  This role will report to the Sr Manager, Global OpEx Site Sourcing and be based in Gdansk, Poland. This is permanent position.


Kemira’s Business Service Center in Gdańsk, Poland is a multifunction service center with customer service, procurement, finance and administration and IT operations. It is a dynamic and multicultural center that values openness, cooperation and partnership.


What you can expect from us:

  • A challenging position in an international environment with the opportunity to make a significant impact on our business,
  • We promote personal and professional growth, and acknowledge excellence,
  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market,
  • Possibility to develop your own skillset and expertise,
  • Working environment that embraces safety, sustainable future & environment and people,
  • Attractive benefit package (incl. private health care, Multisport card, wellbeing programs),
  • Great, multicultural and positive working environment,
  • A key role in supporting the Kemira manufacturing community,
  • Best-in-class colleagues, expertise and collaboration tools that let you perform at your best,
  • Hybrid working model as per the company policy/ guidance.



What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Preferably university degree desired (at minimum lower level Business and economics degree), or suitable technical degree,
  • Minimum 2-4 years of sourcing or procurement experience in international industry environment,
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and networking skills,
  • Problem solving skills, determination to persist through challenges,
  • Fluent written and spoken English is needed. Any other language is seen as advantage, 
  • Stress resistant, capability and willingness to operate in an ever changing environment and still able to move towards the set goalpost,
  • Passion to learn and develop personal skills and competencies,
  • Sense of urgency and Pro-active hands-on attitude. Capable of independently manage multiple tasks/ projects simultaneously within tight timeframes,
  • Strong understanding of MS Office, SAP and eSourcing tools,
  • Readiness to travel in Europe.


Join Kemira and create better every day


For more information, please contact Mika Rantala at mika.rantala@kemira.com.
Please apply with CV no later than June 27th 2022 via MyKem/Careers. 

Please note the selection process will start immediately upon receipt of applications. 


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to further develop our  diverse and inclusive workplace​.


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.




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