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Senior Buyer/Planner

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

The Senior Buyer/Planner has the following responsibilities;


  • Responsible for all purchasing and planning activities, new product sourcing, and supplier development relating to ey intercompany/3rd party suppliers and sub-contract medical service providers across multiple product lines.
  • Manage purchase orders with suppliers based on material requirements driven by MRP/Pull messages in relation to customer orders, inventory target levels and forecasts.
  • Must be familiar with, comply to and manage personal duties and tasks filtered through the “purchasing controls” requirements, guidelines, and restrictions of the following quality groups & regulatory bodies: FDA, CE/MDD,
  • ISO13485, AS9100C, ISO9001, Conflict Minerals, RoHS, REACH and Export Compliance.
  • Produce and document cost savings through purchasing negotiations and finding new, innovative materials and methods.
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding pre-established procurement and production goals.
  • Assists in selecting and evaluating suppliers. Develop alternate sources, evaluate vendor performance and delivery schedule.
  • Set and monitor key inventory levels in MRP, Pull and MPS databases
  • Support new materials development efforts by researching and securing suppliers, getting quotes, and communicating quote results to the cross-functional team.
  • Generate and maintain capacity reports (daily and weekly). Monitor and communicate capacity/resource limitations timely.
  • Attend periodic meetings to update sales and production.
  • Assist in master planning by taking long and short term viewpoints for production scheduling, capacity planning, and inventory planning.
  • Create work orders and distribute to appropriate warehouse team members for kitting.
  • Effectively communicate remotely to international business partners and inter-company contacts to ensure procurement of materials, production build coordination and logistics activities occur timely and seamlessly.
  • Aid in Stock Strategy review and development and maintaining demand/planning horizons for specific items.
  • Inventory management – inventory valuation, reviewing re-order levels and lead times for both raw materials and customer finished goods.
  • Understand the supply chain and apply continuous improvement/value-adding ideas in routine responsibilities.


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What your background should look like:
  • Basic computer skills – Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, data entry.
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Business degree or a combination of education and experience in purchasing/supply chain mgmt field.
  • CPM or APICS CPIM certification preferred
  • This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, person granted asylee status in the U.S., or person admitted into the U.S. as a refugee
Work Location

This position is based in Hampton, VA.

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.


Hampton, VA, US, 23666

Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  51068
Alternative Locations: 

Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads

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