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Commodity Buyer Stamping

Requisition ID:  5068
Location:  Bensheim, HE, DE, 64625
Alternative Locations: 
Education Experience:  Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years)
Employment Experience:  5-7 years
Travel:  10% to 25%

Segment: Transportation Solutions 

Business Unit: Automotive 

Building: HE-Bensheim-511 


Band/Level: 5-2-C 


Recruiter: Inken Diederich 

Relocation:Yes - Domestic 

Travel: 10% to 25% 

Employee Referral Amount: $800.00 

Education Experience: Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years) 

Employment Experience: 5-7 years

Company Information

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS –

TE Automotive is one of the leading providers of advanced automobile connectivity solutions. We enable nearly every electronic function in the car -- from alternative power systems to infotainment and sensor technologies – all in a harsh environment. No matter which technology path OEMs choose to innovate for the connected car, we’re committed to helping our customers meet evolving challenges and requirements.

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.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Tasks Summary & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for defining complex supplier strategy and classification for the assigned suppliers and commodities (mostly with strategic impact or size) - under strong cooperation with Supplier Quality and Supply Chain Management
  • Responsible to screen the market to identify suppliers and demands for the future, to identify development partners and to negotiate contracts with them
  • Leads quarterly business reviews with strategic suppliers, including review of financial, quality, and delivery performance targets
  • Drives cost reductions through annual negotiations with strategic suppliers to meet annual budget objective
  • Responsible to develop saving plans for the assigned suppliers and commodities (mostly with high strategic impact or size) to reach the saving target
  • Ensures compliance with the global sourcing process and policies for all activities under responsibility
  • Responsible to align required capacities with suppliers including end of life strategy
  • Responsible to solve contractual issues with suppliers and negotiate high impact contracts with suppliers
  • Responsible to work on process improvements and to update or create the required documentation
  • Drives analyses and plausibilisation of regular reports as well as pushing for Data accuracy / clean-up
  • Guides and coaches other buyers


  • Bachelor Degree in Economics or Industrial Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 years experience in procurement
  • 3+ years experience in automotive
  • Highly motivated individual with excellent problem solving skills, good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans, broad knowledge of strategies and tactics of the marketplace, knows trends
  • Knowledge of regional and global supplier base for commodity stamping
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of SAP and Microsoft Office
  • Fluent English and German skills


  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Strategic Thinking/Management
  • Strategic Agility

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