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Regional Tactical Procurement Lead

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

The regional tactical buyer is integral part of the overall Supply Chain Organization and helps achieving TE targets for assigned suppliers regarding delivery, productivity, and quality. Moreover, this position will be key for the efficient and effective Sourcing Process of purchase orders, drive specific short-term improvements in regard to STR, ensure data maintenance and accuracy and help driving Lead Time performance.

Task and responsibilities

Responsible for the PO management, confirmation and follow-up thru its corresponding payment, tracking milestones and problem-solving with suppliers and internal functions, exception messages execution, management of purchase order backlog to ensure plant production schedule, escalation management (for level 1), follow up of late orders, ensure purchase order alignment (e. g. MOQ/PPQ alignment, short ship, late delivery, early shipment, price discrepancies), and accurate supplier contact details.

  • Optimize available stock across TE in accordance with the GIATP process – if appropriate 
  • Ensure accuracy of the Info Record and Source List data in alignment with MRP parameters, incl. MOQ, Price, and LT. 
  • Be the first line of communication to the suppliers and establish a regular communication cadence and escalate suppliers that impose significant risk to business (e. g. line downs, high financial impact,
  • general compliance with TE requirements) to the next internal level.
  • Closely cooperate with Planners on material risks and opportunities.
  • Responsible for material/component availability (excluding finished goods) through MOQ optimization and inventory management, including highlighting opportunities for replenishment to Strategic
  • Sourcing Team (e. g. consignment, VMI, reorder points, frame-orders, certification of materials and product shelf life (Plant & DC), and tactical execution of scheduling agreements).                     (Note:
  • Strategic Sourcing will negotiate replenishment contracts with supplier.)
  • Provide Demand/S&OP Forecast to suppliers and identify gaps.
  • Track supplier shut-downs, holiday and vacation closings, and communication of these to planning department
  • Help driving all relevant Procurement KPIs with a high focus on delivery, quality, and costs 
  • Lead continuous improvement projects to drive KPI performance
  • Follow up on STC/STR and ensure ordering/receiving data accuracy and drive specific short-term improvements / containment actions
  • Enforce TE policy regarding Supplier Portal compliance, incl. PO confirmation and package labelling, and act as first point of contact for system access/navigation issues.
  • Support plant team for Operations Certifications and Audits – with special focus on Procurement requirements.
  • Support Strategic Procurement regarding the following tasks: Supplier quality SATI level, commodity business plan strategies, material productivity targets, lead time and price accuracy, all legal requirements and compliance, in- and outsourcing activities, supplier’s quarterly business reviews, ad hoc queries, high impact projects, reduction of suppliers, establishing supplier agreements, and definition of grow, fix & exit suppliers.

What your background should look like:

  • University degree or equivalent
  • At least 10 years of experience within the area of Procurement
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and communication skills 
  • Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task 
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multi-cultural teams
  • Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and continues improvement attitude
  • Ability to form successful working relationships quickly at all levels 
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of SAP and Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
  • Fluent in English 
  • Knowledge of German OR French would be an asset


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SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

Kraków, MA, PL, 30-552

City:  Kraków
State:  MA
Country/Region:  PL
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  92864
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Compliance, Bilingual, Operations, Legal

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