Stora Enso Sourcing and Logistics is a centrally led organization mirroring the overall company structure and recognizing both corporate and local needs. The organization is guided by clear strategies focusing on being a forerunner in global responsibility, sourcing demanded quality to as low cost as possible, driving innovations and working with suppliers with a clear drive for continuous improvements and sourcing from Best Partners.
Responsible for negotiating local contracts, handle one-off investment purchases, the timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of materials to meet customer order requirements and maintain stock inventory levels within approved guidelines
Participate in developing local sourcing plans
Plan and run negotiations within given framework and according guidelines. Factors to consider when making purchasing decisions:
To secure the best price for all purchases without jeopardizing quality
To generate and submit purchase orders in accordance with the company policies and procedures cross mill sites and locally
Capture cross-mills synergies
Ordering inventory, supplies, equipment and services from given agreements
Record the results of completed purchasing processes and potential complaints in easy accessible and systematic way
Contract Management ensuring usage, development according to needs and help with potential claims, take corrective actions as needed and ensure involvement of legal in timely manner
The purchaser is responsible for confirming all orders and their subsequent delivery. This includes reconciling the shipments, manifests, short- and back-stocked orders and damaged items
To log all purchases into the purchasing system for proper tracking and classification.
To maintain a large database of vendors and contacts within the industry
Networking is a useful tool in securing difficult items, rush orders and backlogged merchandise.
Secondary Duties the purchaser is responsible for
Negotiation skills: You are putting negotiation techniques into practice. You can interpret a sourcing strategy and build a negotiations plan. You not only negotiate the basics of price, service, and quality, but can also show a well balanced approach in using legal options of insurance coverage, indemnity
Knowledge of supplier market and key drivers: You have a good knowledge of the supply market and an awareness of the key players and organizations. You know how to analyze segments against sourcing and business needs, identify new segments worth investigating and apply cost model to supplier’s offer.
Relationship Management: You have a good working relationship with your suppliers and stakeholders. You organize regular review meetings and respond promptly to internal and external customers
Strategic Sourcing: You use most of policies and procedures within the procurement process as part of your daily work. You know how to assess fit of sourcing strategy options with category management intentions and analyze tradeoffs between strategic options and recommend approach.
Contract Law: You have a sound knowledge of contract terms and conditions. You use contractual techniques to minimize risk and maximize commercial opportunities with suppliers
Analytical: You take a structured approach to analysis, seeking out information and recognizing when more data is required. You use the data to draw out trends. You’re able to clearly articulate the total value proposition including service KPI’s, quality impact and differentiation, cost breakdown etc.
Financial: You understand the financial impact of commercial decisions. You understand internal financial performance drivers and can present total value propositions to management. You can translate supplier financial goals into negotiations strategies and be able to work that clearly into contracts
Visible: Is visible through contacts and travel to our sourcing and business units as well as suppliers. Can both help to solve day to day issues as well as making steps to reach larger picture.
Courageous: Dares to challenge existing ways of working when opportunities for improvements exist. Pragmatic to make things work, rather than perfect but not implemented
Clear: Easily communicates in all types of situations and makes people feel listened to. Builds trust and openness by understanding current business and best practice.
Key Performance Indicators
• Sourcing savings
• Development Sourcing spend
• Sustainability and Safety of Suppliers
• Terms of Payment
Please apply by September 23rd via storaenso.com/careers.
For more information, please contact:
6–14.9.2018: Lead buyer Petri Nevalainen, Petri.Nevalainen@storaenso.com, p. +358405606641
6–21.9.2018: Purchaser Marko Laitinen, email@example.com, p. +358400962370