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Supplier Coordinator (f/m/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

TE Connectivity's Supplier Development Teams find and develop suppliers to support the strategic sourcing organization in driving incremental performance in supplier quality, delivery, price and service. They teach new suppliers on how to work with TE (portal access, e-procurement tool usage, TE procedures, etc.). They extend TE Operational Advantage into the supply base to generate continuous improvement in the extended value stream, deliver incremental improvements through supplier development lead projects and achieve improvement targets specific for supplier development. They also help drive selection and development of the best total cost supply option in the region where the commodity or service is consumed. They keep abreast of emerging market options and inform the broader procurement organization of trends and new supply options.


  • Review, and if appropriate, establish KPI’s to monitor performance of the assigned suppliers on a weekly / monthly / quarterly basis. Publish and discuss results with other stakeholders and create action plans

  • Provide input into the monthly S&OP meeting cycle on matters related to supplier capacity, potential bottlenecks, overall tool capacity requirements etc. Ensure a feedback loop is in place to inform suppliers on decisions arising from S&OP meetings that may / will impact them

  • Monitor that suppliers review monthly updates of the TE S&OP 18 month forecasts and provide guidance that allows them to give timely feedback to TE on any potential capacity issues that might arise

  • Act as the key interface between suppliers and TE to communicate supply issues, business opportunities and facilitate resolution of identified demand / supply and capacity issues

  • Follow TE guidelines and instructions to ensure capacity constraints identified at suppliers (potentially resulting in the need for tool / machine duplication and /or replacement) are communicated to the appropriate TE Capacity and Transfer management teams for further analysis. Track and report status and escalate issues where necessary. Support transfer decisions based on the capacity situation and trigger transfers in case of capacity bottlenecks 

  • Monitor impact of TE ordering behavior on suppliers and highlight to the Manager Supplier Coordination recurring examples where the Planning teams are not complying with agreed Standard Work Instructions (SWI), established planning parameters or respecting planning processes agreed with the supplier base

  • Support the planning teams in constraint scenarios and play as a referee, with decision power, wherever shared resources are involved

  • Draft supplier logistics contracts / agreements and review with the Legal department and others (e.g. Procurement). Obtain final sign off from Manager Supplier Coordination


  • ideally a Bachelor/Master’s degree in business administration, engineering or equivalent

  • some experience in a planning, procurement or operations role preferably gained in the automotive sector or any other sector

  • Ideally familiar with all critical manufacturing processes (molding, stamping, plating, assembly)

  • some experience with external suppliers e.g. undertaking scorecard reviews, establishing and monitoring KPI’s.

  • Demonstrable experience in logistics / supply chain planning, able to prepare logistics contracts and devise enhanced logistics solutions

  • Prior experience of supplier negotiations

  • Experience in identifying supplier capacity constraints, proposing appropriate allocation rules and determining long term supplier capacity needs

  • Prior involvement in the S&OP process and on sharing forecast data with suppliers


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 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 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.



State:  HE
Country/Region:  DE
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  73978
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

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