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Sourcing Manager


Espoo, FI

Country/Region:  FI
Job Area:  Procurement
Business Unit:  Procurement

Are you a procurement professional? Interested in creating and implementing sourcing category strategies? Join our skilled and dynamic Procurement team! 


We are looking for a


Sourcing Manager


to join Neste Procurement team in Espoo. The position is fixed-term until September 2024.


Neste Procurement is responsible for a wide range of goods and services for Neste’s businesses, operations, refineries and investment projects. Our mission is to improve the competitiveness of Neste through operational excellence, contribute to the profitability and growth as well as innovation project outcomes jointly with our stakeholders and suppliers. We ensure safety, availability, quality, total cost of ownership, sustainability, security and compliance are delivered.

We have a team of experts working in Professional Services Procurement. Our team drives category and supplier management as well as sourcing and purchasing focusing on HR, IT, Marketing, Communications and Management Consulting. Accountability, cooperation and the desire to continuously improve and renew are at the core of what we do every day.



Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future are


  • Create, communicate and implement sourcing category strategies and plans for HR and sustainability services sub-categories in close alignment with internal stakeholders
  • Execute strategic sourcing projects, negotiate solid contract base, lead key supplier management and secure total cost of ownership with stakeholders
  • Participate in striving the mission and objectives of the indirect procurement at Neste – the spend of which is some 2 billion euros annually 
  • Liaise actively with your colleagues in strategic sourcing as well as in purchasing 
  • Participate in Procurement development initiatives


You will work in close co-operation with your cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to ensure that our business targets will be delivered. We offer you an opportunity to work in an influential and challenging position in Neste's Procurement unit with great colleagues. This unit has a dynamic and result-oriented mindset and we want to support you to further develop your skills and become a high level professional among industry.


The best combination to success in this role


  • Master’s degree e.g. in engineering, business, legal or similar relevant skills

  • At least 3 years of proven experience in strategic sourcing and solid knowledge and expertise in category management

  • Strong business insight, commercial knowhow and knowledge in total cost management

  • Capability and approach for data driven decision making  

  • Contract and price negotiation excellence as well as demonstrated ability to prepare and negotiate high-quality procurement contracts

  • Excellent collaboration, influencing and prioritizing skills along with the capability to get things done

  • A proven track record of delivering results

  • Fluency in Finnish and English, both written and spoken


We also value

  • Strong project management skills

  • Capability and knowledge to use Coupa procurement system

  • Expertise in professional services procurement with focus on HR and sustainability services


Please submit your application as soon as possible but no later than February 13, 2023. 


If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please contact Category Lead, Professional Services Mika Kuivalainen, +358504587470.


The recruitment process will include interviews and aptitude assessment. The person selected for the position must pass a health examination including a drug test. A security clearance is obtained for the persons with their consent.



Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children.


Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. We are also committed to carbon neutral production by 2035. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique.


We have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.


To carry out our strategy and business growth, our values guide our work. We support, develop and take care of the wellbeing of our people to enable them to grow, innovate and build our future.


We care. We have courage. We cooperate.

At Neste we want our people to feel good and do good. We provide clear and transparent targets, development opportunities, empowering leadership as well as rewards based on role and responsibilities.

The world is going through changes. At Neste our strategy reflects the understanding and mindset that we can be in charge of these changes to serve our purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children.

In the end, it is the people who make the company. We are Neste.

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