Senior Buyer

EWT is a Dutch headquarted designer, supplier, and O&M provider of its market leading wind turbine range. Its turbines are predominantly used to provide localised on and off grid generation solutions for customers spanning industry, agriculture, water utilities, communities, investment funds and landowners. Active in Europe, North America and building its business in Asia, EWT’s mission is to provide high-quality wind turbines with the lowest possible cost of ownership to the growing world of localised energy generation. The company’s highly professional standards and deep investment in technology are confirmed by its ISO 9001 and VCA** certification, as well as both the high availability levels across its fleet and the competitive cost of energy for localised generation.

Due to our ambitious international expansion strategy and our fast growing order portfolio, we have several excellent career opportunities for professionals whose sense of commitment, motivation, innovation and technical excellence equals our own. We strongly believe that our success in the world market for wind energy is powered by our most valuable assets: our talented and motivated employees.

As the leading Wind turbine distributed energy company, EWT’s product is deployed within microgrid and other systems (eg behind the meter of on site consumers) where the turbine serves within a wider energy generation and demand management system. In addition, EWT’s localised deployments can often be value enhanced by the addition of storage and/or other facilities.

For our HQ location in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, we are expanding our buying team and are currently looking for a Senior Buyer, whose main purpose will be the international purchase of technical materials / components for our wind turbines. The focus is on the main mechanical building blocks like towers, bearings, etc.. You will manage supplier relationships with key suppliers while contributing to defining and implementing the short and mid-term vision.

The senior buyer is part of the supply chain department and reports to the global supply chain manager. The supply chain department consists of procurement, expediting, planning, logistics and the main warehouse in Amersfoort.

Main responsibilities:

  • Willing and able to challenge the current strategies of the main mechanical building blocks to  look for opportunities to reduce costs, decrease risk and/or improve reliability by introducing new technologies and/or new suppliers.
  • Securing EWT’s dual sourcing strategy.
  • Manage RFQ’s and negotiate & close contracts
  • Assist with the global supply chain strategy
  • Work and plan with IFS (ERP system)
  • Control orders and progress of suppliers.
  • Ability to function within cross-functional teams.
  • Take initiative to further optimize internal processes.

Requirements:
You preferably have a commercial and/or technical background at least at a bachelor level . You have a strong affinity and knowledge of mechanical components, NEVI 1/2 or equivalent as part of your educational training is an advantage.

At least ten (10) years of practical experience in international purchase and logistics of technical capital goods is required, as well as relevant commercial experience working with other cultures, preferably in Asia. There needs to be a willingness to travel up to 40%. You are familiar with ERP systems planning tools and production related documentation, possess commercial awareness and initiative.

You have the right mindset and capacity to positively influence others. You possess strong analytical and project management skills. Your excellent communications skills will ensure strong stakeholder engagement and you are result driven.

If you feel you are qualified, please do send us your cv and motivation letter to: Saskia van den Ingh (Human Resources)

Saskia van den Ingh

Group HR Manager

+31 (0)33 454 05 20

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