Helsinki, FI

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Title:  Manager, Site Sourcing

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 an experienced Manager, Site Sourcing, EMEA to join our Global Sourcing team on temporary basis for a maternity leave cover.


In this role, you will support and implement innovative approaches to sourcing activities that support manufacturing organization in optimizing their site operating expenses. In this role you will be responsible to develop and execute sourcing and contracting strategy at a local and regional level. You will be providing expertise and guidance on how to best manage relevant spend categories in a close co-operation with the manufacturing community and other manufacturing sourcing colleagues. You will be responsible to engage suppliers in delivering day to day operational excellence and continuous improvements. This role will report to the Sr Manager, Global Site Services and be based in Helsinki HQ, Finland. Location at a Kemira Manufacturing Location can be considered.


What we offer:

  • 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
  • Great, multicultural and positive working environment
  • Attractive benefit package
  • A key role in supporting the Kemira manufacturing community
  • A hybrid working model according to company policy.


What you need:

  • Preferably bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Engineering or other science related field.
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience in commercial role preferable with sourcing experience in MRO and/or Site Services categories for multi-national companies or sufficient experience from a Manufacturing Environment.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills; ability to understand and define the most critical issues and develop methodologies for collecting and analyzing relevant data
  • Strong supplier and internal stakeholder management skills
  • Sense of urgency and Pro-active hands-on attitude. Capable of independently manage multiple tasks/ projects simultaneously within tight timeframes
  • Experience with negotiating complex legal and commercial agreements terms and conditions
  • In depth understanding of manufacturing environment in general, e.g. equipment contracting and supplier management practices
  • Ability to communicate technical and manufacturing issues clearly with Suppliers, Business stakeholders, and relevant internal functions
  • Capability and willingness to operate in an ever changing environment and still able to move towards the set goalpost
  • Strong understanding of MS Office, SAP and eSourcing tools
  • Readiness to travel in Europe
  • Passionate about continuous improvement to share our mission “Better Every Day”.
  • Strong interest in improving Contractor Safety


For more information, please contact Mika Rantala at mika.rantala@kemira.com. Please apply with CV, cover letter and salary expectation no later than July 30th, 2022 via MyKem. Interviews and selection process will start immediately upon receipt of applications - Don't wait till the last minute!


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.