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Fastems provides high-end manufacturing systems, software and services globally, with the mission of helping metalworking manufacturers increase productivity. From automating a single machine tool to delivering a complete factory system, Fastems designs intelligent factory automation solutions for cutting-edge organizations in industries such as aerospace and production technology. We believe that a sustainable, strong and competitive manufacturing base can be achieved only by automation and digitalization.

There are over 500 of us, and we like to keep our ways of working agile. We believe in our unique company culture that serves as the key to our continuous renewal. At Fastems you’ll get to work with some of the brightest people in the industry, so every day is an opportunity to learn something new.

We are now looking for


to lead our tight team of seven Purchasers, working seamlessly together. 

About the job

Head of Purchasing leads operative purchasing group to achieve goals set to ensure good quality and cost-efficient material flow for production and installation sites globally. He/she creates and implements best practices in way-of-working, strategies, processes and guidelines to improve business performance. Head of Purchasing sets goals for group and individuals, supports, coaches and mentors group members to able them to succeed.

Head of Purchasing is responsible for developing and maintaining existing supplier network and evaluation process to measure effective supplier performance and compliance. He/she develops and maintains strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance for the group. Head of Purchasing also attends to sourcing activities and supplier evaluations along with Sourcing Managers. Daily tasks include supporting personnel with operational and administrative issues. He/she is monitoring delivery times and purchasing budgets.

Head of Purchasing is a main contact of purchasing for external stakeholders globally (suppliers, subcontractors, logistic partners, auditors etc.). Internally he/she works closely with all other groups in HW Supply and also with sales, product and delivery management, finance, spare parts and ICT.

About the person

We expect you to have a university degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in technical or business field. We hope that you have at least five years of work experience in procurement and/or supply chain management in international business. Fluent spoken and written Finnish and English are required, other languages beneficial. We hope you are highly organized, you have strong planning skills, excellent communication and negotiation skills. We are looking for a person who keeps things under control, can work with a variety of people and has team leading experience. Most importantly, we hope to find someone who is self-driven and well-organized, has high work ethic, as well as a can-do attitude even under pressure.

What we can offer you

Fastems can offer an international work atmosphere and global activities. Fastems has a unique and inspiring work culture expressed through our values. We work hard to ensure growth, competence, and career path development possibilities to our employees. We offer a flexible and agile work environment, flexible working hours, and a possibility to work partly remotely in a family-owned business. We offer our employees good employment benefits, such as lunch and culture benefits as well as immaterial ones such as self-determination, freedom to do and try as well as the possibility to get and take responsibility

Interested in joining #fastemsians?

Send your application together with your CV and salary request by 26.10.2022 the latest.

If you want to know more, please contact VP Hardware Supply Jarmo Pohjasmäki, /+358 40 5515 827.

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