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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

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.

What your background should look like:

Tasks Summary & Responsibilities: 
* Responsible for the PO management, including, but not limited to Purchase Order creation, confirmation and follow-up thru its corresponding payment, tracking milestones and problem-solving with suppliers and internal functions, exception messages execution, management of purchase order backlog to ensure plant production schedule, escalation management (for level 1), follow up of late orders, ensure purchase order alignment (e. g. MOQ/PPQ alignment, short ship, late delivery, early shipment, price discrepancies), and accurate supplier contact details.
* Ensure accuracy and maintain the Info Record and Source List data in alignment with MRP parameters, incl. MOQ, Price, and LT. 
* Be the first line of communication to the suppliers and establish a regular communication cadence and escalate suppliers that impose significant risk to business (e. g. line downs, high financial impact, general compliance with TE requirements) to the next internal level.
* Closely cooperate with Planners on Material risks and opportunities.
* Responsible for material/component availability through MOQ optimization and inventory management, including replenishment system strategies identification to share to Strategic Sourcing for negotiation and implementation (e. g. consignment, VMI, reorder points, frame-orders, certification of materials and product shelf life (Plant & DC), and tactical execution of scheduling agreements).
* Provide Demand/S&OP Forecast to suppliers and identify gaps.
* Track supplier shut-downs, holiday and vacation closings, and communication of these to planning department.
* Help driving all relevant Procurement KPIs with a high focus on delivery, quality, and costs.
* Lead continuous improvement projects to drive KPI performance.
* Follow up on STC/STR and ensure ordering/receiving data accuracy and drive specific short-term improvements / containment actions.
* Enforce TE policy regarding Supplier Portal compliance, incl. PO confirmation and package labelling, and act as first point of contact for system access/navigation issues.
* Support plant team for Operations Certifications and Audits – with special focus on Procurement requirements.
* Closely cooperate with Strategic Procurement and provide support for the following tasks: Supplier optimization strategies, supplier quality DLPM level, commodity business plan strategies, material productivity targets, lead time and price accuracy, all legal requirements and compliance, in- and outsourcing activities, suppliers quarterly business reviews, ad hoc queries, high impact projects, reduction of suppliers, establishing supplier agreements, and definition of grow, fix & exit suppliers.

Special Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:
* 3+ years of experience within the area of Procurement.
* Excellent problem solving skills, analytical skills, and communication skills. 
* Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task. 
* Ability to work in a matrix environment with multi-cultural teams.
* Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and continues improvement attitude.
* Ability to form successful working relationships quickly at all levels.
* Advanced knowledge in the use of SAP and Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint.
* Fluent in English both written and spoken, local Language is a plus.


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation


State:  SON
Country/Region:  MX
Travel:  None
Requisition ID:  89931
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Compliance, Buyer, Procurement, Purchasing, Operations, Legal, Finance

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