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Strategic Sourcing/ Buyer

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

TE Connectivity's Strategic Sourcing Teams develop and implement multi-year strategies for assigned commodities, suppliers and parts/services to achieve established goals in supplier quality, delivery, price and service. They align strategy and execution with cross-functional partners such as engineering, manufacturing, product management and functional owners. They execute the competitive bid, negotiation, contracting processes and/or technical continuous improvement for assigned commodities or services; collaborate across Business Units and cross-region for optimal TE leverage. Our teams demonstrate a high level of expertise in procurement competencies (business/supply chain acumen, negotiation, sourcing strategy development and execution, global savvy, and project and product lifecycle management) and ensure results are delivered compliant with TE policies and procedures.

What your background should look like:

Job Responsibilities

  • Take full ownership of specific commodity areas. 
  • Drive supplier performance improvements in key KPIs, in particular, on-time delivery performance, quality, cost and lead time as well as inventory reduction programmes and payment terms.
  • Identify supplier risks, and actively manage, ensuring necessary actions are taken to mitigate the risks.
  • Identify true cost drivers to help deliver competitive supplier pricing.
  • Working with global procurement teams identify and approve low-cost country suppliers and materials that meet TE KPI requirements.
  • Negotiate short and long-term contracts with vendors.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant new technologies, materials, equipment and processes across a wide variety of commodities.
  • Monitor vendor Key Performance Indicators on a monthly basis, implementing corrective action plans where appropriate.
  • Identify and approve new value-adding vendors in line with Business Unit and corporate policies.
  • Work closely with supply chain and operations to ensure continuity of supply to the business.
  • Ensure compliance to TE policies, procedures and quality standards.
  • Generate and analyse data and reports to show individual and supplier performance.
  • Produce and give presentations to suppliers and internal customers.


  • Degree in Economis, Management or similar.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar role on a multinational environment, ideally in a manufacturing company.
  • Strong level of english (sponken and written).
  • Good SAP knowledge beneficial.

Required skills:

  • Successfully working as part of a cross-functional global team.
  • A confident and effective negotiator.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to communicate across all levels of the organization and with suppliers.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Ability to manage both supplier and internal stakeholder relationships.
  • The ability to organize and prioritize a rapidly changing set of objectives.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

EVORA, 07, PT, 7002-552

City:  EVORA
State:  07
Country/Region:  PT
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  62660
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Engineer, ERP, Purchasing, Operations, Engineering, Technology, Finance

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