Helsinki, FI

Title:  Senior Manager, Logistics Sourcing and Operations, Road

Kemira is a global company providing solutions, chemicals and expertise to water intensive industries around the world. We are committed to being our customers’ first choice by bringing sustainable value through improved product quality, better process and resource efficiency. We offer a result-oriented and collaborative culture that empowers you to drive excellence and innovation with a major impact on the future.


Our EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) Logistics Sourcing and Operations team is now looking for a highly reliable, professional and enthusiastic team leader for the position of Senior Manager, Logistics Sourcing and Operations, Road. The scope is to lead safe, cost-efficient and reliable road transportation services by ensuring optimal cost, efficiency and service levels. Location of the role is either in Kemira HQ in Helsinki or in Kemira Business Service Center in Gdansk. The role reports to Director, EMEA Logistics Sourcing and Operations.


Together with the team, the role will contribute to Kemira’s growth and profitability strategy by enhancing and implementing an efficient category strategy for road services, ensuring high-performance road services sourcing process and practices, and by driving continuous improvements for transportation quality through non-conformity management. The role manages Kemira’s carrier commercial and performance management process together with a 4PL partner. One of the key development areas is to further increase the visibility and sustainability of Kemira’s road transportation operations in EMEA. Logistics Sourcing and Operations Manager will build a strong, value-adding relationship with internal stakeholders. The role further ensures an effective end-to-end logistics performance and cost position, while acting as a trusted people manager motivating others.


What we offer

  • Leading a team of logistics operations and road services sourcing and developing the organizational competences
  • Driving the key objectives and KPIs for Road services sourcing and operations:
    • Sourcing spend / Total cost
    • Delivery accuracy: on-time delivery, on-time pick-up
    • Claims ratio (% of deliveries)
  • Creating and implementing the category strategy for road services in EMEA
  • Leading and developing the Road sourcing process by analyzing spend, defining requirements, authoring RfQs, negotiating contracts and managing vendor relationships
  • Working closely with stakeholders to provide the most cost-effective logistics solutions for delivering finished products to customers and case by case raw materials to Kemira’s plants in a safe and timely manner
  • Implementing Logistics EMEA improvement programs, with close co-operation with SCM processes and governance


What you need

  • Mature people leader with minimum 5-10 years of “hands-on” experience of managing international logistics sourcing and operations activities
  • M.Sc. or equivalent in Economics, Engineering, Logistics or in other suitable faculty
  • Preferably experience in commercial accountability – either in Sourcing or Sales
  • Has led geographically diverse teams and has experience in managing and working with complex matrix teams in international arena
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment embracing changes every day, operating with discipline and high sense of urgency
  • Ability to see big picture and details at the same time  
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English on all organizational levels
  • High analytical skills with a mindset of taking decisive decisions on a timely manner
  • Availability to travel


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira.


For more information, please contact Director, Logistics Sourcing and Operations, EMEA, Mari Lehto +358504872717 on 20th Dec 2pm – 3pm EET or 4th January 10am-11am EET or mari.lehto@kemira.com. Please send your application with CV via kemira.com/careers soonest but latest by 28th January 2022. 


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer.