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Stores Administrator / Purchaser

About us

Deutsche Windtechnik is Germany’s largest Independent Service Provider offering a comprehensive service package for Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) from one single source. With more than 7,600 WTGs under contract and more than 2,000 employees operating in several European countries, Deutsche Windtechnik sets the bar for Independent Service Provider services in the European wind energy sector.

What makes us stand out from other service companies? We offer everything from A to Z and match that with a passion for all technical services related to wind power. The objective of our engineers and technicians is to individually increase efficiency and to keep availability high at all times. It is our objective to achieve the best-possible technical operation for our client’s systems and in turn offering cost-effective solutions.

We do everything possible to keep the wind turbines up and running and improve their performance, for the long term.

In 2015, Deutsche Windtechnik entered the UK market and now has over 640 WTG’s/700MW under Service & Maintenance contracts, our aim being to expand further into both onshore and offshore markets. Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd‘s head office is located in Edinburgh.

You will work closely with all departments in the UK and other group companies to ensure we are providing a level of service expected from a market leader. Although the majority of your time will be spent working in the UK you may be expected to spend some periods working with colleagues in Germany and in other Deutsche Windtechnik group countries.

Your tasks

The Stores Administrator / Purchaser will be working in the heart of the whole operation keeping the day to day running of the Stores Department as effective and as efficient as possible. The candidate will work very closely with the Stock Controller, Stores Administrator and Stores Assistants to support the Stores department.  The ideal candidate must have experience in purchasing ideally for the wind industry and handling a wide range of administrative support. They will be able to work independently in a busy working environment and be extremely organised, flexible and enjoy the challenges of supporting a diverse team.

The main duties and responsibilities of the role are:

  • Ensure Health and Safety is the number one priority
  • Embed the company’s vision, mission and values
  • Lead on the purchasing of parts within the DWT Group
  • Lead on the purchasing of parts outwith the DWT Group, maintain existing and establish new supply chains
  • First point of contact for issuing manual purchase orders (non stock)
  • First point of contact for all parts queries
  • Maintain stock levels in line with DWT policy
  • Communication of lead times of parts and tooling to all relevant stakeholders
  • Daily monitoring and processing of Deutsche Windtechnik spare parts mailbox
  • Check Pro Alpha (mngt system) for stock when required
  • Support and assist the stores team with the ERP processes (delivery notes, bill of transfer, shipping documents)
  • Follow purchasing procedure from start to finish
  • Obtain PO approval as per the process / authorisation matrix
  • Processing supplier invoices and commercial invoices for exporting parts from UK when required
  • Commercial Invoices for exporting of parts from the UK when required
  • Support the Stores team as required
  • Weekend on call cover
  • Forklift driving as required
  • Trailer and jeep driving as required

Your profile

Desirable qualifications for the role are:

  • A good understanding and/or relevant experience in a similar role within the wind industry
  • Good knowledge of equipment and processes for wind turbine sites
  • Good knowledge of MS Outlook and MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access
  • Knowledge of purchasing and administrative practices and procedures


  • A proven ability to work methodically and cope well under pressure
  • Teamwork, collaboration and willingness to take over responsibility independently
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbally)
  • Attentive and a strong attention to detail
  • Organised timekeeping and multitasking
  • Pro-active approach to work
  • Ability to adapt to support the team when needed

We offer ...

  • Private Pension
  • Health Insurance
  •  Company events
  • Challenging and interesting tasks with good development opportunities in a dynamic business environment
  • A comprehensive and individual training for the best possible start

Have we sparked your interest?

If so, we would like to get to know you!

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Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we are unable to get in contact with all applicants. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of applying, please assume that your application has not been successful.





Field of activity

Direct entry

Job location
Livingston, United Kingdom