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Vaisala Inc. Sourcing Project Manager in Helsinki, Finland

Sourcing Project Manager


Vaisala has been predicting the unpredictable for over 80 years. We are a global leader in weather and industrial measurements, and our technologies can be found in demanding environments from hospitals, national parks and data centers to airports and wind farms all over the world– and beyond! We offer you a career with a clear purpose and a chance to create observations for a better world.

Innovation is at the heart of our company and we believe in developing cutting-edge technology. With our 1,800 professionals worldwide we intend to stay on top of our game and this is where you come in.

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In this role you will work in Vaisala’s Operations unit. We provide value to our customers with winning high mix-low volume supply chain network and we are passionate about driving operational excellence.

We are currently seeking for a highly motivated Sourcing Project Manager, who is passionate about strategic sourcing, new product development projects and driving operational excellence, to build and develop effective supply chains.

We are looking for sourcing and project management experience and skills in addition to the desire to develop winning supply chains for our products to help advance our strategic goals and Customer satisfaction.

Your key responsibilities include

  • Designing, implementing and ramp up of supply chain capability for new products

  • Ensuring manufacturability of new Vaisala products in the whole supply chain

  • Delivering Sourcing related activities in new R&D product projects, product engineering projects and change of supplier projects

  • Adding value through early supplier involvement to R&D projects

  • Creating competitive advantage by building high performance, low complexity and low variation supply chains to target cost.

Who we are looking for

We’re seeking for someone who has demonstrated an ability to deliver in new product, product lifetime engineering and change of supplier projects and natural tendency to drive continuous improvement.

To be successful in this role, we´re searching for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Project Management skills

  • Work experience in similar role

  • Experience in different production technologies

  • Understanding of end-to-end supply chains, R&D and technical requirements

  • Cost management, cost and value analysis

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • Fluency in both written and spoken Finnish and English

In this role you need excellent cooperation, networking, communication and influencing skills. You have drive for delivering results and keeping to schedules. You are good in analyzing data, applying own expertise, presenting and sharing knowledge with others.

What do we at Vaisala offer you?

We offer you a position in an enthusiastic and professional work community and an opportunity to work in a company with the mission of providing observations for a better world. You will have challenging tasks to solve and possibility to continually learn new skills. If you are enthusiastic about building high-quality supply chains for high quality products and are motivated to make an impact in our company and the world, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

For more information about the position, please contact Teemu Niemi (Senior Manager, Business Area Sourcing) :

Please send your application and CV by 4th of August, 2019.

The atmosphere at Vaisala buzzes with curiosity because in our line of work there are always things to discover and learn. We embrace new ideas and have bright colleagues from experienced experts at the top of their fields to young talents at the start of their careers.

We take pride in being pioneers who strive to bring about positive changes in both the society and environment, and our work is not done yet. Take advantage of this opportunity and join our team to make a difference!