Senior Purchaser

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Pasay, Philippines

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11 days ago

and Digitalization & Processes. This role is under the Purchasing & SQD team which collaborates closely with the Global and Regional Procurement organizations on purchasing activities (i.e. source-to-contract activities, spend management, and supplier negotiation) and supplier & quality development (SQD).

SSC > Procurement > Purchasing & SQD


  • You shall be accountable for the execution of the end-to-end purchasing process, or some parts thereof, which covers requirement definition, supplier selection, negotiation, contracting, and all other relevant steps within the full process. You may be responsible for the category or spend management of selected commodities within Global or Regional Procurement

  • Conduct sourcing activities (RFx) with agreed vendors and negotiate to reach the best possible outcome for Vestas

  • Participate or support in the selection, qualification, negotiation, and contracting with suppliers within the category

  • Drive tenders or assist in the development of supply agreements such as non-disclosure agreements, purchasing agreements, framework agreements, etc

  • Optimize the current supply base, including cost by doing cost-outs or savings initiatives

  • Implement risk assessments of suppliers, using the standard risk tools

  • Ensure relevant master data maintenance is provided - secure that missing master data is enriched (info records, source lists, quota arrangements, and vendor master). This may also include the collation of documents such as Safety Data Sheets, CE declaration of conformity certificates, etc

  • Worked across different business units within Vestas and provided input to and implementation of the category/regional procurement strategies

  • Facilitate continuous improvement programs both internally and at the suppliers with a particular focus on cost-saving initiatives, supplier optimization, and component standardization

  • Ensure adherence to KPIs set by Global Sourcing regarding safety, quality, cost, delivery, innovation, and sustainability. May perform deep-dive analysis to ensure improvement on the KPIs

  • Perform data analysis on tenders and spend visibility and other relevant procurement analytics activities


  • Typically an Engineering graduate or a relevant business degree

  • 6+ years of experience in Supply Chain and Procurement functions

  • Experience with selection, qualification, negotiation, and contracting with suppliers for instance

  • Hands-on experience in contract negotiation is highly preferred

  • High experience in negotiating with global suppliers is highly preferred

  • Experience in SAP or Ariba P2P process for instance

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Great English written and verbal communication skills and ability to speak with conviction

  • Highly self-motivated, positive work ethic, keen attention to detail, and exceptional customer service orientation

  • Expert stakeholder management and efficient communication skills at all levels

  • Can work with limited supervision and responsibility for your tasks


  • As a person, you are professional and dedicated by nature with a great sense of quality. You are consistent with a positive attitude and an innovative mindset and you thrive in a diverse environment with creative people.

  • Know the Procurement Process (Procure to Pay)

  • Conduct RFx execution and supplier negotiation

  • Know Business stakeholders' requirements & expectations

  • Have business understanding

What we offer

We offer you an exciting role with great professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, progressive, international work environment at an established manufacturer of wind turbines. We offer attractive company perks like fitness subsidy, health insurance, pension, life insurance, medical, travel, internet, etc. We have a modern, inspiring office overlooking Manila Bay, conveniently located near public transport. We believe in work-life balance and plan annual offsite outings, team building, and sports events. In Vestas, you will experience an innovative environment where no days are ever the same, strengthening your personal and professional growth.

Additional Information

We amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including before the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before the 31st of March 2023.

Additional Benefits

  • Fitness Subsidy

  • Retirement Benefit Plan

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity.
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.