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Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Purchasing Teams are responsible for obtaining materials, components, equipment and services, gather quotations, examine bids, and award contracts. They perform cost analysis and volume planning for commodities, evaluate vendor reliability and develop new supply sources where required. They coordinate purchasing activities with the manufacturing and engineering departments to maintain inventory at planned levels and monitor cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. They also look for and recommend cost saving proposals including make vs. buy analysis, alternative sourcing, and vendor evaluation criteria as well as develop specifications for new contract orders.

Your responsibilities

  • PO management, confirmation and follow-up thru its corresponding payment, tracking milestones and problem-solving with suppliers and internal functions, management of purchase order backlog to ensure plant production schedule, push out, pull-in and cancellation requests management, 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.
  • Ensuring accuracy of the Info Record and Source List data in alignment with MRP parameters, incl. MOQ, Price, and LT. 
  • Being 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.
  • Close cooperation with Planners and SQE Team on material risks and opportunities.
  • Responsibility for material/component availability (excluding finished goods) through MOQ optimization and inventory management, including highlighting opportunities for replenishment to Strategic Sourcing Team in agreement with Planners (e. g. consignment, VMI, reorder points, frame-orders) and tactical execution of scheduling agreements, as well as execution of materials certification and corresponding data. (Note: Strategic Sourcing will negotiate replenishment contracts with supplier.)
  • Obtaining the Demand/S&OP Forecast from planners, provide it to the suppliers and identify gaps.
  • Tracking supplier shut-downs, holiday and vacation closings, and communicate these to planning department. 
  • Help driving all relevant Procurement KPIs with a high focus on delivery, quality and costs.
  • Leading 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.
  • Enforcing TE policy regarding Supplier Portal compliance, incl. PO confirmation and package labelling, and act as first point of contact for system access/navigation issues.
  • Supporting plant team for Operations Certifications and Audits – with special focus on Procurement requirements.
  • Supporting 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 5 years of experience within the area of Procurement, Supply Chain or in a related position. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and communication skills 
  • Excellent 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 and Polish, both written and spoken 


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation


State:  KP
Country/Region:  PL
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  106037
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

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