Helsinki, FI

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Title:  Manager, 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 and dedicated Sourcing Manager, for our EMEA Sourcing team. Are you a energized team player with a capability to create credibility, engagement and excitement in all levels of organization? Join us!


As a Sourcing Manager you will be leading nominated Sourcing Categories in Regional Sourcing Organization with personal responsibility of a specified raw materials from Global suppliers, used throughout Kemira’s European manufacturing network. The role requires proactive and excellent collaboration internally/externally, good communication skills and a capability to lead cross-functional teams in a structured and systematic manner.   


What we offer  

  • The  Sourcing Manager role provides an excellent view over Kemira’s product portfolios with plenty of opportunities to effect on Kemira’s overall result and work across all key stakeholders within Kemira’s Segments and Functions  
  • As a Sourcing Manager, this is a great chance for develop and create Sourcing Strategies, execute those and have a strong contribution for the entire company. In Sourcing you will have true visibility all the way to Kemira’s  KPIs through your contribution in the strategic work. 
  • You will be responsible of prices, contracts, cost of ownership and availability of your specific raw materials as well as supplier relationships management . 
  • In your responsibility also includes the creation and implementation of specific sourcing category strategies and engaging your internal stakeholders as well to meet the high expectations set by the Kemira for the Sourcing organization  
  • You will be internally co-operating with e.g. European manufacturing sites, Product lines, Sales and Demand Planning and externally with several Kemira’s key suppliers  
  • You will drive changes for possible alternative raw materials and search for new ones, which is an important part to improve supply security and Kemira’s competitiveness 


What you need  

  • University degree, preferably chemical, technical  or commercial education and a minimum 5 years of working experience within international business responsibilities.  
  • Proven track-record in difficult international business negotiations  
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and networking skills  
  • Proactivity when onboarding new tools and systems within Kemira   
  • Problem solving skills, determination to persist through complex challenges  
  • Fluent written and spoken English, other languages are an advantage  
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment embracing changes everyday  
  • Ability to convince strategically and detailed oriented at the same time  
  • High analytical skills with a mindset of taking decisive decisions on a timely manner 
  • Need to operate with discipline, prioritizations  and with a high sense of urgency  


This position is permanent and based in Helsinki or some other Kemira’s main office location, e.g. Frankfurt or Botlek, with reasonable mobility within Europe. You will report to Director, Regional Sourcing EMEA.  


For more information, please contact Director, Regional Sourcing, EMEA Teemu Räisänen by email teemu.raisanen@kemira.com or by phone +358 40 635 2778. Best available by phone on Friday 17th June (EET 9:00-10:30) and Tuesday 21st June (EET 8:00-9:00).


Please apply with CV, cover letter and salary request no later than 29th of June, 2022 via our careers page at www.kemira.com/careers.


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.