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Strategic Sourcing Leader

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

Manages direct material sourcing and procurement for the assigned TE plant.  Conducts spend/supply base analysis to identify cost reduction opportunities and executes on those opportunities.  Manages direct material supplier relationships and performance (quality, delivery, & cost).  Collaborates with Engineering/Manufacturing to obtain cost reduction and Supply Chain to control inventory levels.

What you will be doing:
  • Develops and executes sourcing strategies.
  • Develops and manages supplier relationships and performance.
  • Obtains market, industry, and supplier information for key commodities/materials so that she/he can be referred to as knowledgeable in those areas.
  • Executes the competitive bid, negotiation, and contracting processes for direct materials. 
  • Handles all aspects of negotiations with suppliers including, price, volume, delivery, quality, and service & inventory levels.
  • Collaborates with Design Engineering & Manufacturing teams to determine direct material specifications/requirements, supplier capabilities, and to drive cost reduction.
  • Acts as an escalation point for delivery and quality issues that cannot be resolved by direct material buyers and obtains favorable resolutions for TE.
  • Reports and implements key TE Supply Chain Metrics (STC--delivery, Commercial Productivity—cost reduction, DLPM--quality).
  • Ensures direct materials are sourced in full compliance with TE policies and guidelines.
What your background should look like:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or Engineering discipline required; Masters is a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of procurement/sourcing experience, with at least 3 of these years in a manufacturing environment.  2-3 years of strategic sourcing experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience with metals/metal products is required; experience in the wire/cable industry is a plus.
  • Experience with resins/plastics is also a plus.
  • Basic ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications is preferred.
  • Proficient with MS-Office tools, primarily Excel, but also Word and PowerPoint.


Managing and Measuring Work
Motivating Others
Building Effective Teams
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 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.


Culpeper, VA, US, 22701

Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  49491
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Nearest Major Market: Fredericksburg

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