We are looking for a Purchasing Manager based in Lempäälä, Finland

We have been shaping the future 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 all Kiiltonians. We are committed to fulfilling Our Promise to the Environment, motivated by the genuine opportunity to make a difference both individually and together. In this way, we can create lasting success for our customers. Join us on our journey to our destination, the year 2080!       


Do you have experience in procurement, supply chain management and negotiations in an international business environment? Are you an active team player with a willingness to make a difference? Would you be excited about the opportunity to help Kiilto pursue its strategy and fulfil its environmental goals?   

We are looking for a    



The position  

Kiilto manufactures chemical solutions for construction, industry and fireproofing in our factories in Finland (Lempäälä and Forssa), Sweden and Russia. When procuring materials for the products, our purchasing team works in an interesting, international environment consisting of suppliers and partners from different countries, and of course our fellow Kiiltonians from several countries. 

The Purchasing Manager has an independent area of responsibility and has a possibility to contribute to achieving Kiilto’s strategic goals, among them Our Promise to the Environment. As Purchasing Manager, you will work in the Supply Chain function as a part of the purchasing team in Finland, cooperating closely with Kiiltonians internationally. You will report to the Head of Purchasing and Logistics.    

You will be responsible for procurement in your area of responsibility both for our sites in Finland and in other countries. The emphasis is on sourcing and supplier cooperation, but the role also includes operational purchasing tasks. As Purchasing Manager, you will actively network both inside the company and with external suppliers and partners.   

You will be based in Lempäälä, but in line with our flexible hybrid working model a certain amount of remote working is also possible. The work involves travelling a few times a year, both in Finland and abroad.        


Your main responsibilities   

  • You will be responsible for sourcing and purchasing activities in a separately agreed area in construction and industrial adhesives and fireproofing business areas, working independently as a part of the purchasing team  

  • You will be responsible for supplier collaboration, negotiations and contracting in your area 
  • You will work in close cooperation with several different functions within Kiilto and external partners.  
  • You will take part in various development projects    
  • Some operational purchasing tasks related to supply chain management are involved 


Qualifications, skills and experience        

  • A degree in a relevant field, such as a Master’s degree in economics and business administration or in engineering   

  • Experience in negotiation   
  • Experience in procurement and supply chain management    
  • Excellent English and good Finnish. Proficiency in Swedish is an advantage.   
  • Experience in international business environments     

Experience in market analysis, analytical methods or supply chain information systems and their development would also be beneficial. A development-oriented and active attitude is required for this role, as well as the willingness and ability to succeed as part of a team.  


The Kiilto culture     

Kiilto is a compelling combination of a down-to-earth family business that is also growing internationally. Our employees appreciate our long-term perspective and open company culture, team spirit and the wide variety of possibilities we offer for acquiring new skills and developing professionally along with the company. We run internal innovation programmes and encourage our employees to develop their skills in our own training programmes. We are especially proud of our award-winning work in promoting employee wellbeing. We have twice been chosen as Finland’s most active workplace by the Finnish Olympic Committee for promoting the physical activity of our staff. Kiilto has a non-smoking policy. We will provide extensive induction, and you will also have the support of your colleagues and other internal stakeholders.      


For further details on the position, please call Head of Purchasing and Logistics Vilma-Lotta Moisio, at +358 40 575 6565 on 1 September between 12 and 1 pm, or on 2 September between 3 and 4 pm, or on 10 September between 9 and 10 am.   

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

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 6 October 2021 for a possible job interview. The selected candidate will need to pass a health check, which includes drug testing.            

Kiilto Oy is part of Kiilto, a growing family-owned Finnish company 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 have almost 1,000 employees. Kiilto Group’s net sales in 2020 amounted to EUR 294 million. www.kiilto.com