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Sourcing Manager, Direct Procurement, Fermion Chemicals, Espoo or Turku

Published date a week ago
Posted: a week ago
Company Orion
Company: Orion
End date Feb. 25, 2024
Due date: Feb. 25, 2024
Location Espoo
Location: Espoo

We are looking for Sourcing Manager to join our Direct Procurement Fermion Chemicals category. You will get the unique opportunity to work at interesting sourcing category and ensure that supplier portfolio and product offering, and capabilities are meeting the requirements for the future, and contributing to Orion's strategy and business targets.

Description of position

In your specified area of responsibility, you will be managing the selected supplier base & projects of Fermion chemicals category. As a sourcing manager, you drive the RFQ and supplier selection process and negotiate pricing, business models and sourcing agreements. You manage supplier and risk management activities in your area and you may have also some outsourcing support responsibilities. Driving improvements and actively managing the product/material lifecycle together with other key stakeholders and experts to ensure the most optimal set-up for business needs is an essential part of your job. You are capable of working across the organizational boundaries with experts from various fields and functions to ensure the best expertise is utilized to reach the desired outcome. You have an eye for details, but you also understand the big picture, and you can challenge the status quo, if needed. You also have the ability to lead projects and initiatives, and proactively and independently plan actions for the future.

This permanent position is located preferably in Espoo, but Turku is a secondary option. 

Description of unit

Direct Procurement is a part of Procurement and Supply Chain in Orion Global Operations. Direct Procurement is responsible for global purchasing and sourcing for Orion’s and Fermion’s own manufacturing including tasks related to sourcing agreements, risk and cost management, category strategy work, and supplier relationship management and performance.

We offer

We offer an interesting position in a highly motivated team of sourcing professionals at Orion. In this role you can develop yourself and your own sourcing categories in a leading pharmaceutical company, and through your work you contribute how we at Orion are building the future and improving well-being for our customers. Please visit our website to find further information about Orion as an employer.


We are looking for a candidate with minimum 2 years of proven professional experience from global sourcing and supplier management, or alternatively you can be currently finishing or have recently finished your M.Sc. degree in the field of Business (e.g. SCM, Logistics, Industrial Economics) or in otherwise suitable field.

A positive can-do attitude with excellent co-operation and networking skills are essential to succeed in this role. You are curious, goal driven and motivated self-starter. You also have a natural talent to take the lead and ownership of tasks and ensure and see them through to completion. You have a growth mindset, and ability to develop and lead things and processes in your sourcing area and in close co-operation with the suppliers and internal stakeholders.

The concepts of SRM and category management are familiar to you and you have gained experience from supplier/commercial agreement negotiations, as well as from pricing and business model negotiations. You communicate and negotiate fluently in English and Finnish, other language skills are seen as benefit.

Additional requirements

  • Strategic sourcing mindset and basic understanding of the sourcing principles
  • Project management skills and experience
  • SAP knowledge and category specific knowledge are counted as an asset
  • Willingness to travel appr. 15-20 days/ year

Additional information

We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible, so please tell us about yourself and let’s talk about the opportunities that we can offer you in this role. Last day to apply is Sunday 25 February 2024.

For additional details, please contact Jussi Lindholm, Category Manager (+358 50 966 3076, on Tuesday 13th of February at 12:00 - 13:00 or Friday 16th of February at 13:00 - 14:00.


We will carry out a security clearance prior to the employment for the selected person.

Orion Corporation operates in more than 30 countries, where we Orionees, 3500 in total, work in all kinds of positions. Among us there are Research Scientists, Laboratory Technicians, Engineers and IT Specialists as well as people working in Production, just to mention some examples. We offer diverse and responsible jobs to our personnel in a truly multi-disciplinary work environment. We encourage people to develop their competences and offer opportunities to affect the job description and creating their own career path at Orion. We are searching for top talents who are ready to share our passion for the work that we do.