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New Product Introduction Procurement Manager (m/f/d)

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

Under general supervision, responsible for carrying out broad assignments involving the sourcing of components and raw materials, requiring extensive or specialized knowledge or experience. Supports the introduction of new products with the objective of sourcing material at the right cost with the right supply chain from the start of production. Develops sources of supply where vendors and preferred suppliers are inadequate by leading the Supplier Selection Process in support of NPI. Provide team leadership and train lower level buyers.



  • Directs and coordinates activities of EMEA NPI team engaged in project execution, Advance procurement; Supply Chain planning by performing them personally or through subordinate employees
  • Develops a strong team through training, coaching, and mentoring 
  • Develop or optimize the process to improve NPI execution 
  • Works within NPI cross-functional project team playing a key part in the coordination and delivery of the New Product Development across the company.
  • Sources complex direct materials (e.g. die castings, injection moldings, metal fabrications, PCBAs) with suppliers that can meet the service, quality and cost requirements. Working closely with manufacturing site buyers throughout the sourcing process for new products.
  • Coordinates with Design Engineering to identify and negotiate cost reduction opportunities on existing and new products, ensuring early DFM feedback from suppliers.
  • Conducts cost / price analysis for all products under their jurisdiction with emphasis on high dollar and sole source procurements. Establishes negotiation strategies.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with supplier base. Ensures that the Supplier KPI’s governing quality, delivery and NPI performance are considered before deciding to source material from vendors.
  • Ensures that all sourcing is based on negotiated competitive bids as submitted by qualified suppliers and in alignment with Should Cost targets (where available).
  • Where applicable, refer to the Company's "Schedule of Authority" in order to identify approved spending levels.

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree, in an engineering discipline or business administration
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience
  • Initial experience in team management is desirable
  • Experience in purchasing technical goods with strong methodical-strategic knowledge and operational-tactical know-how
  • Experience in cooperation with the development departments
  • Knowledge of the product lines and the associated manufacturing processes in the area of responsibility is advantageous.
  • A background and experience in the automotive industry is an advantage, as is knowledge of connectors or terminals
  • Very good knowledge of cost and price analysis techniques
  • Certification in procurement, such as C.P.M or CPIM is desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of SAP, especially in the MM module
  • Very good organisational skills
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Fluent German and English 


Motivating Others
Building Effective Teams
Managing and Measuring Work
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

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 approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 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 rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.
•    Competitive Salary Package
•    Performance-Based Bonus Plans
•    Health and Wellness Incentives
•    Employee Stock Purchase Program
•    Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
•    Employee Resource Groups



State:  HE
Country/Region:  DE
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  64471
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Engineer, Procurement, Developer, ERP, Supply Chain Manager, Engineering, Operations, Technology

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