Segment: INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS (50127625) 

Business Unit: INDUSTRIAL (50131904) 


Band/Level: 5-2-C 

Hiring Manger: STEVEN D BLOUIN 



Travel: 10% to 25% 

Employee Referral Amount:  

Education Experience: Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years) 

Employment Experience: 5-7 years


Company Information

As one of the largest business units of TE Connectivity, TE Industrial is a leading global solutions provider with a broad portfolio of components and system solutions for clients in various industries. The growing demand for personalized products, a never-ending stream of new market requirements, the need for consistently high product quality, and an increasing interconnectedness make the use of highly advanced production systems a must. TE’s Industrial solutions provide the basis for this flexible production — by helping our customers to become more connected, addressing Smart Factory needs, connect and transmit vast amounts of data quickly, enable connectivity in harsh environments, increase productivity, meet localized manufacturing needs, and realize energy efficiency requirements. Industrial’s primary goals include enabling smarter automation, enabling smarter rail transportation, and empowering intelligent buildings.

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-regions 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.


The Strategic Sourcing Analyst will focus on the following initiatives for improving the procurement process:

  • Improve procurement quality and delivery to the customer via responsiveness and contract execution.
  • Reduce Lead Times to complete procurement process, from initial request to contract completion.
  • Reduce overall cost for the various commodities while driving significant savings in order to meet TE Business Unit savings goals.
  • Improve overall service of procurement to all Business Unit planning and plant manufacturing teams.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Focal point of all supply chain initiatives associated with the Cable and Cable assembly commodity (CCAO).
  • Support all quoting and sampling activities within the CCAO commodity.
  • Lead make vs buy decisions for CCAO team.
  • Establish Regional communication channels with Regional BU leadership to understand commodity needs, service level requirements, and measures/communicates results.
  • Responsible for attaining annual business results (ex. cost savings, supplier performance and compliance) for responsible commodities, including developing and leading leverage price and terms negotiations with potential and current suppliers.
  • Lead supplier negotiations and selection as requested by BU manager or global director.
  • Ensure lowest upfront cost and high supplier service in supplier selection via analysis of supplier data, financial, capacity and capability.
  • Work closely with other BU Commodity Managers in business unit or sub-vertical to ensure the sharing of best-practices, and enhance negotiation leverage.
  • Provide strong support for all TE manufacturing plant(s) within region.
  • Provide valid and accurate inputs and commodity forecasts to TE’s suppliers.
  • Manage assigned Commodity projects, including but not limited to Purchasing, Expediting, Issue Resolution, Payment, and Supplier Performance Reporting.
  • Promotes and provides instruction to supply base on global processes, standard work, and TE Platforms such as the TE portal for all assigned commodities.
  • Holds Voice of Customer Sessions with internal customers and utilizes feedback to improve team performance and supply base service.
  • Negotiate and load supplier agreements / contracts as required in TE receptacles.
  • Hold periodic business reviews with key/strategic suppliers to ensure T/E metrics and directives are being achieved. Implement improvement plans and actions for poor performing suppliers.
  • Develop consolidation or exit plans for low spend suppliers to increase T/E leverage with key growth suppliers.
  • Lead internal reviews with tactical purchasing, supplier quality and plant teams for commodity performance improvement opportunities.
  • Complete special projects as directed by regional or global management.





  • 4-7 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management/Procurement.
  • Demonstrated leadership of a commodity, project team or direct reports is preferred.
  • Proven experience managing cable and cable assembly commodities and materials related (resins, bare wire, connectors).
  • Demonstrated experience handling transferring of production process.
  • Education: Bachelor level degree in Business, Procurement, Finance or related field.  Advanced degree a plus.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to speak persuasively in front of a large audience which may include management at the executive level.
  • Self-motivated individual with a positive attitude, able to work well with international teams and individuals, not afraid to push for change.
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to analyze complex financial documentation and RFP submissions and make detailed reports and recommendations to management. 
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Must be extremely organized and able to meet or exceed critical deadlines.
  • Ability for periodic travel required.
  • Proficient in MS office suite; advanced Excel, Power point.
  • Previous SAP experience or training a plus.



  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

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Education Experience:  Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years)
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