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Buyer Molded Parts

Requisition ID:  2570
Location:  Bensheim, HE, DE, 64625
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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.


Buyer Molded Parts is a part of EMEA Procurement Molding Team. The Team can count on eleven people located in different countries who are responsible for the procurement of injection molded parts. They look after suppliers nationally and internationally in full screen in different sizes. In particular, the strategy and integration of suppliers and the development and maintenance of existing vendor relationships are important tasks.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Position Responsibilities


Buyer Molded Parts manages the associated suppliers, roadmaps created for Strategy, Pricing and Performance and is both internally and externally a main point of contact for all matters relating to the supplier. The roadmaps will be tuned in close collaboration with the Manager Molded Parts to whom the Buyer reports in direct line. He constantly retains the development in the market to keep an eye on price developments, new technologies and manufacturing facilities and to derive measures. Regular visits to suppliers, events and presentation on workshops (VA / VE, SMED, Kaizen ...) in and with suppliers are just a part, as well as the independent development of cost savings under the aid of other purchasing tools (e-Auctions, Game Theory Negotiations, RFQ / RFI ...). These tasks are independent from the preparation and negotiation of annual price agreement, standard contracts or negotiations within the framework of the project awards.


Position Qualifications/Competencies


  • Business or Technical University degree
  • Minimum 3 years experienced buyer, knowledge of regional molded parts supplier base
  • Ideally, already experience on purchasing molded parts
  • Strong communication and intercultural skills, willingness to travel and ability to understand and work with other countries and cultures
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ideally, SAP knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills in English, all other languages are a plus


  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation


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