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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 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.

Short Description

The Buyer is responsible for quoting and purchasing of materials, supplies, creating Outside Service Orders, and managing the Vendor Managed Inventory programs.  The Buyer will work closely with Maintenance, Operations, and Office Personnel.  The candidate will provide critical support to the TE / MicroGroup team.

Long Description

Buyer Responsibilities:

  • Manage the entire purchasing process of all MRO items (chemicals, uniforms, calibration services…)
  • Expedites purchased items as needed to ensure prompt delivery
  • Resolve complaints and RTV’s / replacements in a timely manner, manage warranties
  • Issue and maintain quotes to ensure competitive pricing
  • Analyze existing data to identify trends and make strategic recommendations for continuous improvement / track spend to develop cost savings opportunities
  • Assist in VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) supplier contract Purchase Orders and Agreements
  • Monitor and maintain Kanban card system
  • Process Outside Service Vendor Orders, maintain price lists, and Vendor Scorecards
  • Monitor Open Purchase Order report
  • Works with cross-functional areas, Accounts Payable, Engineering, Production Floor
  • Create and issue Purchase Orders, revise, Invoice corrections
  • Develop Vendor relations
  • Manage various plant and administrative services
  • Develop working relationships with manufacturing and production to gain understanding of Plant needs and expectations
  • Reports as needed – historical data
  • Additional duties as assigned

What your background should look like:


  • High School Diploma
  • 1 – 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of standard purchasing practices and procedures
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal
  • Strong computer skills in ERP system; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work accurately with numbers, details, and effectively present data required
  • Must possess strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Self-starter, high energy, work independently, multi-task in a dynamic and changing work environment


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

MEDWAY, MA, US, 02053

State:  MA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  None
Requisition ID:  72148
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, Engineer, Supply, Procurement, ERP, Finance, Engineering, Operations, Technology

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