We are looking for a Head of Procurement to work in the Turku or Helsinki region

We’ve been creating the future ever since 1919. At Kiilto, we invest in the future by ambitiously developing the sustainability of our operations, encouraging innovation, and taking care of the wellbeing of Kiiltonians. We are committed to fulfilling Our Promise to the Environment, motivated by the genuine opportunity to make a difference both as individuals and together, resulting in creating lasting success stories for our customers. We welcome you to join us on our journey towards our destination, the year 2080!     


Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a dynamic, international company and participate in shaping our growth strategy and its targets by developing our group procurement?  

We are looking for a  

Head of Procurement 


The position   

Kiilto’s professional hygiene and consumer goods business areas develop, produce and sell hygiene solutions in the Baltic Sea region. Our purpose is to provide our customers with innovative and sustainable solutions for cleanliness with a range of well-known brands. We are a matrix organisation with factories in four countries. 

As Head of Procurement, you will be responsible for developing a strategic approach to the company’s group procurement and purchasing processes. In this leadership role, you will ensure the continuity, cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability of materials as well as the consistency and adequacy of our procurement processes. You will support procurement team members in the countries we operate in with processes, develop procurement policies and procedures, and create a centralised procurement programme that will add value and increase the efficiency of the organisation. Your teams in the countries we operate in will have tactical responsibility for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and systems that drive the company’s success. 

In this newly established position, you will work closely with Kiilto’s R&D department, supply chain, quality assurance department and commercial team. If you enjoy getting things done and have a hands-on attitude, this could be the next step for you. You will have five persons directly reporting to you and five persons closely collaborating in the group matrix in Denmark and Russia. You will report to the Supply Chain Director. The location of the position is in the Turku or Helsinki region, but you should be willing and able to travel.    


Responsibilities and duties   

  • Develop, lead and execute procurement strategy 

  • Source new suppliers and negotiate competitive contracts with current suppliers 
  • Lead close collaboration with suppliers 
  • Track and report key functional metrics to improve effectiveness and reduce expenses and the environmental impact of the company’s operations 
  • Develop group procurement processes 
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power 
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks 
  • Lead and participate in projects (e.g. new product development, existing product development and environmental projects)     


Qualifications, skills and experience   

  • Master’s degree in a field such as technology, business administration or economics, and several years of experience in international procurement 

  • Expert knowledge of sourcing and supplier management  
  • Experience in a leading international procurement position 
  • Experience in leading and coaching teams 
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills 
  • Proven analytical skills 
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Fluent English. Swedish and Finnish would be an asset. 


Kiilto’s culture   

At Kiilto you’ll be working in a compelling combination of a growing international and a down-to-earth family business. Our employees appreciate our long-term perspective, open and transparent company culture, Kiiltonian team spirit and versatile possibilities to acquire new skills and grow along with the company. We organize internal innovation programs and encourage our employees to develop their skills in our own training programmes. We are especially proud of our awarded activities to promote the wellbeing of our employees: we have been awarded twice the 'Finland's Most Active Workplace' certificate. At Kiilto, we have a non-smoking policy. We will provide you with extensive induction and support from your colleagues and other internal stakeholders.  

Please read more about us here: Kiilto’s growth is the result of courage, desire and ability to renew  

For further details on the position please call Supply Chain Director Pia Kakko, +358503282988, on 6 August between 9 and 10 am or on 12 August between 3 and 4 pm.   

Please submit your application with a salary request and CV here no later than 15 August 2021.     

We operate in compliance with Kiilto's recruitment process and will treat all contacts concerning the post with absolute confidentiality. We will send video interview questions to selected applicants. We also ask applicants to reserve 30 August 2021 for a possible job interview.      

KiiltoClean Oy is part of Kiilto, a growing family-owned company from Finland, with a hundred-year history and a vision looking ahead to 2080. We develop, produce and market chemical industry solutions in four business areas: construction, industrial adhesives and fireproofing, professional hygiene, and consumer goods. The key principles underlying our operations are environmental leadership, closeness, and commitment to the future. We operate in 11 countries and employ nearly 1000 people. In 2020 group's net sales amounted to 294 M€. www.kiilto.com