Antti Marine

Meet the doers

Assi Auranen-Nurmisto Sourcing manager

Assi says that in her job the pieces need to fall into place like in a game of real-life Tetris: the right goods in the right place at the right time.

How long have you been working at Antti?

– For 3.5 years.

What is your typical day like?

– I am responsible for material acquisitions relating to the production of doors and for contract negotiations with suppliers. The material needs for a door order come in from the Antti sales team, after which I make a plan and start sourcing IMO classified materials and components approved for use on ships, usually directly from the manufacturers – steel, rock wool, surface materials, sealants, locks… I track the arrival of the ordered materials in the production control system and make inquiries and reclamations if necessary. My work includes a lot of contacting of both external and internal stakeholder groups.

What is a project or a day at work that made you feel like you were particularly successful?

– The feeling of success comes from being able to source the materials and plan the arrivals in an optimal way and at the best possible price. At this job, the pieces need to fall into place like in a game of real-life Tetris: the right goods in the right place at the right time. And not too much committed capital in storage. Good cooperation with suppliers also often makes me feel good.

What is best about Antti and about working at Antti?

– The people. I am also proud that there is a family business here in the countryside that has achieved a level of operations where up to 40% of the cabin doors for ocean-going cruise ships are made by us.

Why should a customer choose Antti products?

– Because we make everything in a tailored manner according to the customer’s needs and by using high-quality materials. Antti doors are not mass produced.

What does quality mean for your work?

– The sourcing of high-quality materials classified for use in the marine industry and making sure they arrive on time to be used by our production team.

What do you do in your free time?

– I spend time with my friends and family. Our other daughter is an avid volley ball and beach volley ball player, and my husband and I are strongly involved in those activities. I also like to bake. I even make custom cakes for my friends and acquaintances.

What would you do if you didn’t work at Antti or with doors?

– It’s hard to say. Maybe I would be working with procurement planning or materials management. I have worked at such jobs previously at Nokia.

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