Strategic Buyer, Axopar Boats

Do you have a thirst for an adventure?
We are now recruiting an adventurous Strategic Buyer for our customer Axopar Boats in Helsinki.

Do you have the drive, skills, and experience to take your career to the next level with Axopar Boats and BRABUS Marine? This is your chance to join the fastest growing European boat brand from Finland. Axopar Boats staff have a truly international mindset, and Axopar’s flexible working environment and positive attitude means that good ideas and creative thinking are always actively encouraged. 

As a Strategic buyer you are responsible for supplier base management of dedicated product categories. You would run procurement activities aimed at improving quality, delivery, cost of goods and services procured sustainably.

There are some key hands-on responsibilities such as

  • Lead the supplier evaluation and selection processes
  • Prepare and launch RFQs
  • Prepare contracts with support of legal and internal stake holders
  • Lead the contract and price negotiations with selected suppliers
  • Closely follow up supplier performance and run development activities
  • Execute, monitor and follow-up cost reduction projects 


 Then there are also few strategic activities, which you manage with your adventurous colleagues

  • Create and develop Axopar Boats’ procurement activities and processes
  • Secure lean supplier base, develop it, and ensure the delivery capacity
  • Work closely with engineering and quality teams
  • Drive the sustainability of Axopar’s supply chain
  • Enable the profitable growth of Axopar Boats globally


You already have experience around 5 years on technical procurement from industries such as boat building, automotive or construction. Strong working knowledge in international companies is an advantage. We expect that you have M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree in engineering or business. Working language is English and all other language skills are always valued in an international environment.

To succeed in this role, you are self-driven with can-do attitude and ability to operate even under some healthy pressure on fast-growing boating business. You are excellent communicator, exact, fast learner, and a problem solver. You are also fluently gathering and analyzing information and data to support decision making as well as negotiating, creating agreement and communicating effectively with suppliers and all other stakeholders. 

Axopar’s operational activities are managed from Helsinki and Vaasa. Manufacturing activities are predominantly running in Poland. Team members originate from several countries and many roles require a degree of international travel. We expect that you can operate smoothly from Helsinki office. Axopar’s team is a mix of international professionals, each with own devotion to sports, adventure, and outdoor activities, spending our free time recharging in nature. We hope that you are an outgoing and outdoor person as well.

How to apply?
If you are a top talent in procurement and you truly believe that you would bring value to Axopar family of adventurers - please send your application with salary expectation through the link below. Please give your thoughts to 4 questions and include your CV with referees. We are interviewing applicants and making prompt decisions already during the application period so please be fast and apply already today. Inquiries can be addressed by phone to Timo Nieminen, Partner +358 50 325 2606 at 12-16 EEST Mon-Wed.

About Axopar Boats
Axopar, the adventure company, is one of the fastest-growing boat brands in the world. The success derives from the “one boat, one world” concept. It stands for boats that are multi-functional and accessible for the many, anywhere around the world. As a forerunner committed to continuous innovation, the company listens to its global community of axoparians and shares the same respect and passion for nature. Axopar’s mission is to open new perspectives by bringing people out on the water and creating boats that make waves in the boating industry. www.axopar.com

About ValueSource Partners
ValueSource Partners’ mission is to help companies operate profitably by providing competitiveness-enhancing expert services in all areas of procurement. Our offering combines procurement professionals, processes, and tools as a unique turn-key solution. Our 50 procurement professionals are based in Turku, Jyväskylä and Tallinn. www.values.fi

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