Senior Buyer

EWT is a Dutch headquartered designer, supplier, and O&M provider of its high performance 250kW-1MW wind turbine range. EWT is at the heart of the global transition towards lower carbon and more sustainable forms of power generation, helping individuals, businesses and communities of all sizes to become distributed energy champions.

Our award-winning sub-MW wind turbines have been enabling new generation locations and repowering existing sites for customers in three continents for more than fifteen years. Since 2004, EWT has been creating distributed energy champions by supplying the most economical and reliable direct drive wind turbines for localized energy generation. Over the years, we have continually challenged ourselves to improve our products to lower the cost of energy of our turbines. Today, with over 600 turbines installed across North America, Europe, and Asia, EWT has a proven, certified, and high-performing product range for the decentralized wind sector, including energy solutions and integration with other sources of generation.

Due to our ambitious international expansion strategy 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.

We are expanding our European 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 electrical building blocks like converters, substations / transformers, rotor control cabinets and nacelle control cabinets. 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 electrical 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 RFI & RFQ’s
  • Negotiate & close contracts
  • Assist with the global supply chain strategy
  • Actively participate in value engineering projects
  • Stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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 have a strong technical background at least at a bachelor level. You have a strong affinity and knowledge of electrical components, NEVI 1/2 or equivalent as part of your educational training is an advantage.

At least ten (10) years’ experience in international procurement of technical capital goods in a project organisation is required, as well as relevant commercial experience working with other cultures, preferably in Asia. You are really a selfstarter and can work independently. 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 and you have a “can-do” mentality.

If you feel you are qualified, please do send us your cv and motivation letter to: Saskia van den Ingh (Human Resources) at s.vandeningh@ewtdirectwind.com