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Sourcing Manager

  • Application Deadline: July 17, 2022
  • Vantaa
  • Application Deadline: July 17, 2022
  • Vantaa

Murata Finland is developing leading edge gyroscope and accelerometer safety-critical sensors for global automotive, industrial and healthcare markets. We are currently strengthening Strategic Sourcing team in Murata Finland. Therefore, we are looking for a strategic Sourcing Manager for ASIC area to join our Sourcing team in Vantaa.

In this role, you are part of our Strategic Sourcing team, who is responsible for managing the supplier portfolio to ensure the portfolio's ability to support the company's goals both in short- and long term. The team is comprised of 5 professionals, and everyone has their own area of responsibility.

Key responsibility areas of the Strategic Sourcing team are developing and executing the sourcing strategy and maintaining supplier relationships. This work includes new supplier selection, development of existing suppliers, price negotiations and cost management, ensuring material availability and contractual matters. The task of the team is to ensure the cost- competitiveness of the services and materials purchased, as well as the timely availability of materials for production over the lifetime. In this position, you will have an opportunity to work in a truly cross-functional role with wide visibility and develop further in commercial activities and strategic management of suppliers.

Your role responsibilities and key activities:

  • Responsible for sourcing in ASIC area
  • Responsible for the sourcing of materials or services for in responsibility area by creating strong supplier base with the best terms.
  • Responsibility for creation, maintenance, and execution of sourcing strategy in responsibility area
  • Thorough understanding of suppliers’ technology roadmaps, global supply market and benchmarking against other industries/solutions
  • Manage supplier selection process in responsibility area
  • Manage and execute cost reduction activities with suppliers
  • Lead supplier negotiations and keep agreements / price lists updated
  • Plan, steer and develop supplier performance and relationships on continuous bases
  • Ensure that activities meet all relevant regulations and legal requirements
  • Maintain and follow-up supplier risk assessment and manage supplier risks mitigations
  • Manage and drive resolution of supplier issues and involve other functions in issue resolution and supplier development as needed

A final role is defined considering a professional profile of a selected person. This is a permanent, full time employment contract and the start date is negotiable. This role requires readiness to travel globally frequently.

We have flexible remote work opportunities and the teams have collaborated to define tasks that require working on the site. In the Strategic Sourcing Team, we do hybrid work so it is possible to work partly remotely and work requires being present at our Vantaa site about once a week.

Requirements to be successful in this role:

  • Demonstrated experience of working in global Sourcing/Procurement/Strategic Sourcing area, and experience of working directly with suppliers in an international environment
  • Demonstrated IC/ASIC/semiconductor area experience and knowledge
  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in business or technical area
  • Ability to influence people and carry out multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Capability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Self-driven professional to take ownership of own area
  • Excellent English language skills

Experience with ASIC design and test software companies is a benefit.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology contributing to the advancement of society. We believe that the tiniest things can have the greatest impact. With our innovative sensor technology, cars remain in their lanes, people’s hearts keep beating and bridges do not collapse. The combination of our Finnish and Japanese capabilities will enable safe and autonomous driving – in all places.

For more information , please contact the hiring manager Sanna Rousi between 11th July and 15th July, tel. +358 50 4091013 or e-mail [email protected]

Hope you are interested in the position and we will get an opportunity to know you better. Please send your CV and short application with salary expectations via the link below until 17th July 2022. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Read more about Murata at www.muratafinland.com and follow us in LinkedIn (Murata), Instagram ( @muratafinland ) and Facebook ( @MurataElectronics ).

Work with great people

Manabu Tsukahara
Team Leader, Process Quality
"Murata on erinomainen työpaikka kehittyä ammatillisesti sekä kartuttaa tietotaitoa. Täällä työskennellessä oppii ymmärtämään erilaisia kulttuureja, mielipiteitä ja näkökulmia."
Henna Pietarinen
Senior Production Manager
"Tuotekehitysyksikkömme on täynnä osaavia ammattilaisia ja heidän kanssaan on mukava tehdä töitä. Täällä oppii myös itse joka päivä uusia asioita."
Hristo Brachkov
Senior Technology Expert
"Muratalla minulla on mahdollisuus hyödyntää intohimoani fysiikkaan ja teorian soveltamiseen käytännön työssä. Pidän myös siitä, että Murata aidosti edistää turvallisemman yhteiskunnan kehitystä."
Lotta Lappeteläinen
Processing Operator
"Jos mietin, että mikä on paras työssäni, niin kyllä se on työkaverit!"
Henna Pietarinen
Senior Production Manager
"Our Product Development unit is full of highly talented professionals and I enjoy working with them. I learn something new every day."
Manabu Tsukahara
Team Leader, Process Quality
"Murata is a good place for personal growth and developing skills and competencies. Here you’ll learn to understand different cultures, opinions and point of views."
Hristo Brachkov
Senior Technology Expert
"At Murata I have the chance to put into use my passion for physics and for implementing theory into practice. I also like that Murata is truly contributing to making our world safer."
Lotta Lappeteläinen
Processing Operator
"If you ask me what is the best thing in here, I’ll say the colleagues!"

About the company

Murata Electronics contributes to the advancement of society with innovative sensor technology that makes driving safer and improves quality of life. We are a global market leading manufacturer of accelerometers, inclinometers and gyro sensors which provide crucial reliability and accuracy in various applications such automotive industry, health technologies and in industrial uses. We are part of Murata which employs 74 000 people globally with over 1100 people working in our technology center in Vantaa.

Sanna Rousi | Contact Person

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