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Buyer II


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 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.

 

  • Responsible for obtaining materials, components, equipment and services. 
  • Gathers quotations, examines bids, and makes awards.  Performs cost analysis and volume planning for commodities. 
  • Evaluates vendor reliability, developing new supply sources where required. 
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to maintain inventory at planned levels. 
  • Monitors cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. Recommends cost saving proposals including make vs. buy analysis, alternative sourcing, and vendor evaluation criteria. 
  • Develops specifications for new contract orders.
  • Consolidate the numerous suppliers to allow for better pricing leverage, VMI opportunities, Lead Time reductions etc. including proactive engagement with supplier quality, engineering and product and commodity management teams.
What your background should look like:
  • Motivated individual with the ability to learn quickly and work in a self-directed work environment with minimal supervision
  • A clear communicator who can speak and present confidently to a diverse audience, including senior management
  • Ability to work well in a cross-functional environment and with global team members
  • Fluent in English, reading, writing, and speaking English language
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university in Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Business or other related disciplines.
  • Proficient with MS-Office products, SAP background is a plus
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work without restriction
  • Willingness to travel and interact proactively with supplier personnel.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong skills in database creation, spreadsheets, etc. used for creating, managing and driving sourcing initiatives
  • Familiarity with e-sourcing processes and tools
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, task-focused environment
  • Ability to travel up to 10%, including international
  • Due to ITAR restrictions, US Citizenship or US Lawful Permanent Resident status is required to apply for this position

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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.

Location: 

Fairview, NC, US, 28730

City:  Fairview
State:  NC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  None
Requisition ID:  55834
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement


Nearest Major Market: Asheville

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

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