Purchasing Executive – China

1 year ago
United States


Robowind is developing proprietary drones, rovers, and robots for Wind Turbine repair and maintenance. Our goal is to place our turbine blade inspection, repair, and protection robots worldwide; especially at offshore wind turbine farms where blade maintenance is a difficult and dangerous job. To accomplish this goal, we will need to procure various parts and end-units from China.


Under general direction of COO or CEO the Purchasing Executive is responsible for meeting procurement goals in their area of responsibility by analyzing developing or activating vendor/supplier contacts and negotiating least cost, highest quality goods and services from China and other areas as defined. 


  1. Develop or access a procurement system that defines product and order levels by time-period
  2. Plan and execute export/import strategy complying with organizational aims and needs
  3. Manage financial and currency processes as per policy and law and optimize cost effectiveness
  4. Recruit, train, evaluate, motivate, and delegate staff activities
  5. Develop effective and constructive solutions to export/import challenges by using personal judgment and initiative
  6. Review, record and analyze on trends and results and suggest for export/import
  7. Negotiate purchase/sales contracts and renew and review contracts for trading, operations, and customer relations
  8. Enhance operational plant purchasing processes
  9. Optimize budget process and oversee indirectly materials inventory.
  10. Oversee supplier performance and develop plant buyer team’s competence and qualification.
  11. Interface with Production to determine raw material procurement and pack material through trustable vendor base
  12. Forward and follow-up on vendor enquiries for production and pricing needs
  13. Implement and track purchase orders to ensure production schedule are on time
  14. Develop and execute contract management and purchase instruction



  1. Attends and presents at trade shows.
  2. Participates in professional organizations.



  1. Bachelor’s or higher degree in Engineering or Business
  2. Five to ten years of proven China logistics or purchasing or importing experience
  3. Expert in regards to import/export documents and custom’s clearance
  4. Able to manage multiple activities
  5. Strong project management skills
  6. Strong Sales Engineering skills
  7. Ability to work independently, yet work effectively with cross-functional resources in remote locations
  8. Proficiency in English required, and also: Mandarin or Cantonese preferred



  1. Market Rate based on DOE
  2. Bonus


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