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Helsinki, FI

Title:  Senior Specialist, ePurchasing

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.


We are now looking for a Senior Specialist, ePurchasing to join our Global Indirect Services Sourcing team. Kemira has implemented an internal web store and we are now looking an enthusiastic individual to continue the development of the ePurchasing activities.

Kemira Sourcing drives the company’s strategic spend management through the identification of suppliers, negotiation and contract management as well as the management of supplier relationships in order to ensure optimum service performance. 


Main accountabilities:

  • Act as an owner for Kemira’s internal web store called KEMStore.
  • Maintain and develop ePurchasing strategy and activities globally
  • Tool development
  • Global communication of any KEMStore activities
  • Analysis of existing catalogues (including expiry, # of items, spend etc.)
  • Oversee & increase the KEMStore usage by proposing new catalogues and maintaining them.
  • Discover spend opportunities (especially in the MRO area).
  • Act as focal point for any queries related to ePurchasing.
  • Training sourcing and procurement people about KEMStore


What we offer:

  • The ePurchasing Sr. Specialist role provides an excellent viewpoint over Kemira’s global operations.
  • You will have a cross category role inside sourcing globally which offers a broad view over different indirect spend categories
  • We offer exciting challenges in continuously developing global Sourcing organization in which we foster a can-do attitude, learning from experiences, and achieving results. We promote personal and professional growth, and acknowledge excellence.
  • Inspiring and nice colleagues to work within the global sourcing community and the Indirect Services team.


What you need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Management, Supply Chain Management, or Finance from a four-year college or university.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience within sourcing with solid understanding of sourcing principles and commercials in addition of eCommerce experience.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum direct supervision
  • Good communication and influencing skills
  • Commercial mindset with the ability to challenge the “status quo” and confidence a business case.
  • Pro-active and hands-on attitude, do’er.
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of MS Office tools (you need to be able to play with numbers in excel)
  • Fluent written and spoken English, other languages are an advantage
  • Flexibility in working hours in order to serve various different time zones.


The position will be located in Helsinki, Finland. You will report to Senior Manager, Global Indirect Services Sourcing.

For more information, please contact Jaana Varelius, Senior Manager, Global Indirect Services Sourcing (Tel. +358 505420209) on 17.09.2019 10:00-11:00 EET or 23.09.2019 9:00-10:00 EET.


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira

Please apply with CV and cover letter no later than September 29th, 2019 via


Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers, product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2018, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.6 billion, ca. 4,900 employees and sales in over 100 countries. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.