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Supplier Development and Quality Manager

Published date 3 weeks ago
Posted: 3 weeks ago
Company Wärtsilä
Company: Wärtsilä
End date April 30, 2024
Due date: April 30, 2024
Location Helsinki
Location: Helsinki

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our partners to accelerate their decarbonisation journeys through our market-leading technologies and power system modelling expertise. These cover decarbonisation services, future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS Digital Energy Platform.

Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 76 GW of power plant capacity and more 110 energy storage systems in 180 countries around the world?

In this fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Want to join the ride?

Wärtsilä Energy Business is looking for a Supplier Development & Quality Manager, Energy Storage and Optimization for the Energy Storage & Optimization business in the Power Conversion System(PCS) area. The role will be part of the Supply Management group. This permanent position can either be based in Helsinki, Turku or Vaasa, Finland

What will you be doing?

For the global Energy Storage supplier base, the Supplier Development & Quality Manager, Energy Storage and Optimization is accountable for the product quality assurance and control at suppliers as well as for suppliers compliance and continuous improvement of performance in terms of quality, delivery accuracy, lead time reduction, and productivity improvements to ensure conformance with product and project requirements as well as first time right deliveries.

As a Supplier Development & Quality Manager, Energy Storage and Optimization your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Drive the qualification of new and current PCS suppliers and contractors
  • Execute activities related to supplier evaluation, for example, supplier compliance assessment, supplier audits, and audit follow-up according to supplier audit plans
  • Partner with supplier in new manufacturing process implementation followed by a transition to start-up, qualification, and implementation of the new production process
  • Works with the supplier and executes process validation and test method validation. Partners with suppliers to define their process, tools, equipment, and ongoing controls
  • Ensure quality inspections and audits at suppliers are planned and executed with the target to secure adherence to Wartsila quality requirements. Ensure transparency of information
  • Ensure that reported quality issues and audit findings are analyzed, root-caused and corrective actions agreed upon, implemented to prevent quality defects from reoccurrence
  • Continuously improve suppliers and mitigate potential risks to achieve targets and collaborates in supplier development programs, as well as driving their performance by building and establishing effective correction and improvement actions
  • Participates in product teams with cross-functional team members to qualify and improve supplier manufacturing processes and inspection methods
  • Take ownership and action on Quality, Delivery and Cost activities utilizing defined Supplier Development tools
  • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, and procedures on supplied components and supplier manufacturing processes
  • Organize and lead operational excellence initiatives at suppliers to support cost reduction and supplier performance improvement
  • Conduct inspection and testing to secure a quality product

To be successful in this role, we expect you to have: 

  • 10+ years experience of supplier development and/or quality experience in electrical engineering, power Conversion systems(Inverter, Transformer, Switch gears), renewables or energy storage industry
  • Product and process auditing experience, management system auditing experience with ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 or similar is preferred. Furthermore, certification within Lean and/or Six Sigma will be perceived as an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and are capable of interfacing with numerous parties at all levels in a multicultural environment.
  • Familiar with analytical techniques commonly used to investigate component defects and ability to deal with administrative as well as technical tasks.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong bias for action and results orientation is critical
  • Individual must be self-driven and self-motivated to learn and use that knowledge to produce results
  • Able to trouble shoot and solve problems on the manufacturing line
  • Strong solution-oriented approach, capability to implement and persistency to follow-up activities in order to ensure sustainability and quality
  • Willing to travel 30% of the time
  • You possess excellent English (both orally and written)

Why you and us?

  • We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.
  • We have an amazing team, hardworking and talented team. We have a clear purpose to exist and significantly growing business. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for energy storage technologies and a sustainable future
  • We offer you an independent, challenging and responsible role in a global supply management organization.
  • You will work with large network of energy storage professionals and have a support of a great team and an open and friendly work environment

Contact & next steps:

If you feel excited about being part of a dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application, together with a CV.

We hope to hear from you before the last application date 30th of April 2024, through submitting your application in our careers portal.

If you have any questions, you can reah out to: 

BH Moon, General Manager, Supplier Development & Quality, Supply Management, Energy Storage & Optimization

Last application date: 30/04/2024 

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 

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