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Summer Trainee, Purchasing

Summer Trainee, Purchasing


Do you want to experience what the real challenge is at the beginning of your career pathway? Our company, Vaisala, provides up to 120 summer trainee positions every year for you to learn and develop your professional skills. We are a global leader in weather and industrial measurements, and our technologies can be found in demanding environments from hospitals, national parks and data centers to airports and wind farms all over the world – even on Mars!


We are now looking for a Buyer Trainee to join our Operational Purchasing organization at Vaisala headquarters in Vantaa.


You will be part of our purchasing team consisting of 10 professionals. Together with the team, you will have an excellent opportunity to ensure material availability for our production. In this role you will be working in close co-operation with our Production planning, Supplier quality and Manufacturing. You will report to Purchasing Manager.




  • Opportunity to learn efficient and economical material handling including purchase order creation
  • In this role you are important part of our Operational supply chain, as a contact point between Vaisala production planning and the supplier
  • A lot of experience in matters related to purchasing operations



At Vaisala, we rely on our courage, curiosity, and world-class expertise to stay ahead and make a difference. Committed to being a great place to grow for brilliant minds from diverse backgrounds, we work together to build an inclusive community where everyone is welcome and belongs as they are. All talents applying to join our community will be considered without regard to their background. Our trust-based culture is the home for purpose-driven people who are inspired by our shared values, innovations and impact for a better, sustainable world.





  • High-quality and professional daily purchasing activities and procurement of materials in accordance to control models defined; MRP, VMI, ABC logic etc.
  • You will work as part of a procurement team of 10 buyers at Vaisala's headquarters in Vantaa





  • A company with a purpose: we provide observations for a better world, helping to build a more sustainable planet. Our measurement products and solutions are used to both analyze and predict the weather around the globe and to optimize industrial processes to minimize energy consumption and waste of resources.
  • Equal opportunities for all: We have no gender pay gap, and as a global company diversity of people is one of the cornerstones of our success.  
  • Engaged work community: The Engagement (4.14/5) and Leadership (4.16/5) Indexes in our annual employee survey are on an excellent level, as our employees report that they find their work meaningful, learn, and feel well in their work. The length of an average career at Vaisala is 10 years.



If you want to work for a company that has a truly positive impact on our planet, you have come to the right place!





  • Commercial / technical basic education
  • Good Finnish and English skills both spoken and written
  • Good social skills
  • Microsoft Office knowledge



Leading performance, not location. Our culture is trust-based. We treasure face-to-face collaboration with our colleagues, but hybrid work and flexibility are the new norm for us.  


For additional information please contact Tuomas Räty, Purchasing Manager via email: 


If you are interested, apply at the latest on 5 of February, 2023 via the application form. 

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