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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

Reporting to the Aerospace Defence & Marine, Purchasing Manager, this position will involve taking on full ownership of Direct strategic vendors for all Electronics and Screw Machining Commodities procurement related activities. There may be a requirement for UK/EU/US travel. 

What is the Buyer expected to do? 

  • Required to interact with all internal functional departments on business and purchasing related concerns. 
  • Effectively manage the Electronics and Screw machining commodities vendor base, in line with business unit and centre led purchasing team goals. 
  • Provide monthly KPI reports and presentations to key stakeholders.
  • Drive supplier performance improvements in key KPIs, in particular on time delivery performance, as well as quality, lead time, MOQ and payment terms. 
  • Deliver year on year cost savings in line with corporate targets, working with internal teams to identify cost reduction opportunities and Identify true cost drivers to help deliver competitive supplier pricing. 
  • Understand, apply continuous improvement, and TEOA core values and principles. 
  • Drive TEOA-P core values, and demonstrate the utilising of these tools to achieve increased vendor KPI performance 
  • Identify supplier risks, and actively manage, ensuring necessary actions are taken to mitigate the risks.
  • Take full ownership of the supplier relationship. 
  • Work closely with supply chain and operations to ensure continuity of supply to the business.
  • Ensure compliance to TE policies, procedures and quality standards.
  • Represent purchasing in cross functional meetings and management reviews. 
  • Undertake any other tasks deemed necessary by the purchasing manager or other senior managers. 
What your background should look like:
  • Proven history of actively managing a diverse vendor base, successfully leading contract negotiations, driving vendor KPI improvement and achieving cost reductions. 
  • MCIPS qualification would be advantage
  • Proven experience in Direct Strategic Procurement
  • Experience of SAP PR3, MM modules. 
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong and effective negotiator.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to communicate across all levels of the organization and with suppliers. 
  • Ability to manage both supplier and internal stakeholder relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a rapidly changing set of objectives. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to effectively work under challenging conditions. 
  • Knowledge of contract construction and language, cost drivers and cost analysis, and supplier evaluation and approval process. 
  • The ability to travel within the UK/EU/US if required
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

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 rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Performance-Based Bonus Plans
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
  • Employee Resource Groups


State:  GBN
Country/Region:  GB
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  55457
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, ERP, Machinist, Developer, Operations, Technology, Manufacturing, Strategy

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