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Senior 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

As a Senior Buyer / Strategic Sourcing Analyst – Electrical/Solar, we are looking for an experienced buyer to join the Americas Procurement Team to support our growing Solar business.  Job responsibilities include:

•    Responsible for full life-cycle procurement management of assigned Electrical/Solar categories to include supplier market analysis; raw material market tracking; understanding of part cost breakdown to identify gaps in RM, OEE, OLE, and overheads; current supplier development; contract management, and negotiations.
•    Responsible to Achieve KPI’s including material productivity, delivery, quality metrics, and supplier risk assessments; Ensure positive PPV impact for assigned category with weekly management of trends and pricing issues.
•    Perform market analysis to maintain a good knowledge of potential trends evolutions within the assigned portfolio (new players, new technologies, etc.).
•    Perform supplier evaluations, including inspection plan development, monitoring supplier quality, delivery, and conformance to requirements.
•    Responsible for contract management and Private Brand Label agreements and Supply Agreements for assigned categories.
•    Support the development of the 3-5 year regional commodity plan for Electrical Harnesses, Wire, Electromechanical categories – strategy, in accordance with the Global, Regional and Local needs and in alignment with the corporate commodity strategy.
•    Work with the Regional Strategic Sourcing Manager, Global Commodity Managers, and BU's to issue RFQ's, negotiate, award, and update contracts within assigned commodities for the AMAS region

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What your background should look like:

•    Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Procurement, or Engineering related field.
•    5-8+ years of experience in full life-cycle procurement – category/commodity management, managing sourcing projects, strategic sourcing, fact-based negotiations, cost analysis, price breakdowns, and supplier and contract management
•    Procurement analytical skills in: LPP analysis, Currency and Material Clawback analysis, Market analysis, Part Cost Breakdown analysis.
•    Experience in Electrical harnesses, wire, electromechanical, solar market a plus
•    Experience in contract negotiation, contract review, private label agreements and contract management.
•    Self-starter with Project Management experience and ability to drive action items and results
•    Very Strong analytical and computer-skills; Experience in procurement applications and computer-based tools

Work Location

The position is located at our Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina site.

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a $13 billion global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With nearly 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 150 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.



State:  NC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  59018
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement
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