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Strategic Sourcing Analyst III

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Strategic Sourcing Teams develop and implement multi-year strategies for assigned commodities, suppliers and parts/services to achieve established goals in supplier quality, delivery, price and service. They align strategy and execution with cross-functional partners such as engineering, manufacturing, product management and functional owners. They execute the competitive bid, negotiation, contracting processes and/or technical continuous improvement for assigned commodities or services; collaborate across Business Units and cross-regions for optimal TE leverage. Our teams demonstrate a high level of expertise in procurement competencies (business/supply chain acumen, negotiation, sourcing strategy development and execution, global savvy, and project and product lifecycle management) and ensure results are delivered compliant with TE policies and procedures.

What you'll be doing...


  • Serve as our leader to ensure strategic value is identified and delivered for your commodity(s) plus your focus responsibilities to exceed customer expectations
  • Proactively coordinate with necessary team members to identify and realize leverage opportunities within your strategic scope
  • Serve as a/the key Sourcing interface to cross-functional teams (our customers) – e.g. Engineering, Purchasing, Operations. Represent Sourcing in cross-functional coordination and projects (regular and technical) as a permanent team member
  • Be an active member of the Sourcing team to drive enhancements and contribute to our performance success
  • Work with Supplier Quality and NPI (new product introduction) to ensure strategy adherence, engagement with strategic partners, and ongoing supplier performance improvement
  • Actively identify, investigate and on-board new suppliers.
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives
  • Develop relationships with internal partners to improve our customer service and identification of voice-of-customer (VOC) improvement opportunities
  • Report Sourcing performance to internal customers and leadership
  • Develop and improve Sourcing processes


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What your background should look like:

Minimal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, supply chain, procurement, quality.
  • Relevant procurement or new project support experience.
  • Project management experience
  • Practical understanding of basic operational concepts (Kanban, JIT, Kaizen, 5S, VA/VE, Lean)
  • Technology proficiency (MS applications, ERP systems)
  • Customer-first mindset
  • Creativity, curiosity and energy


Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in engineering, supply chain, procurement, quality.
  • Automotive or electronics industry experience
  • SAP experience
  • Negotiation experience
  • Experience in team-based environment in multiple locations
  • Audit and/or Blackbelt experience

Work Location

This position is located at our Andover, MN site and can also be remote.


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

What TE Connectivity offers:
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.


EOE, Including Disability/Vets


ANDOVER, MN, US, 55304

State:  MN
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  80289
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Engineer, Developer, ERP, Operations, Engineering, Technology, Automotive

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