Senior Mechanical Buyer

EWT operates 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 250kW-1MW wind turbines have been unlocking new DER (Distributed Energy Resources) as well as repowering existing sites for customers on three continents for over fifteen years. Distributed energy solutions and project development make the energy transition as simple as possible for all our customers – from energy consumers to producers and investors. And we continue to invest in and grow our distributed energy business, delivering our wind industry knowledge and services to customers as well as driving new solutions such as integrating generation technologies, storage and grid management. 

Since 2004, EWT has supplied the most economical and reliable direct drive wind turbines for localized energy generation and 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 and the globally accelerating energy transition we have several excellent career opportunities for professionals whose sense of commitment, motivation and innovation, as well as technical excellence, equals our own. We strongly believe that our success in the world market for wind energy is powered by the talent and motivation of our most valued employees.

For our Headquarters in Amersfoort, we are currently looking for a Senior Mechanical 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 Lead Procurement 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.

Your English is fluent, and it would be good if you speak Dutch as well. You are living in the Amsterdam/Utrecht/Amersfoort area.

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) at s.vandeningh@ewtdirectwind.com