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Strategic Sourcing Intern

Requisition ID:  2113
Location:  Middletown, PA, US, 17057-3142
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Education Experience:  -
Employment Experience:  -
Travel:  None


Company Information

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $13 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 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.

Job Overview

TE Connectivity’s internship program is designed to provide interns with real world experience to enhance classroom knowledge. Uniquely crafted assignments and meaningful projects provide interns with a challenging 10 – 12 week experience. Interns will gain exposure to senior leadership and be given professional development opportunities. At the end of the summer, interns will be provided the opportunity to pursue full-time placement within TE Connectivity.  


The TE Supply Chain Internship (Summer 2018) opportunity is designed to provide participants with project based work to develop the procurement skills of the individual. During the internship, the participant is exposed to a variety of challenging projects and has the opportunity to build a professional global network across TE. Upon successful completion of the assignment, the individual will have the opportunity to interview for the Supply Chain Rotation Program, a two year, full-time program, beginning after graduation. The Supply Chain Rotation Program also provides individuals with an excellent foundation for future leadership opportunities within TE.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Work on various projects with one of our Commodity Managers including: Data gathering, RFQ preparation and release, response analysis, award decision and contracting, implementation.
  • Support and lead procurement activities to meet Key Performance Indicators – Supplier Quality, Delivery, and Productivity
  • Contribute and support strategic commodity plans and supplier footprint development by assisting in the evaluation of suppliers, participating in plant surveys to evaluate prospective suppliers, and/or completing survey form and offering recommendations
  • Continually keeps informed on new products, substitute products and model changes by interviewing representatives, reading trade journals and related publications and making personal visits to local supplier facilities
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and Procurement Council where global/regional strategies, objectives, and performance goals are implemented and RFQ’s are presented for approval.
  • Build relationships and work with local plants to identify savings opportunities, develop cost effective suppliers, and follow through implementation
  • Work with various global regional internal contacts to support global leverage of spend and utilize Low Cost Country supplier capabilities
  • Drive local plants to standardize and adopt a common process while aligning regional and local initiatives, such as scrap process, VMI, forecast, KPIs, new part number creation process, GMSS, best practices etc.
  • Support engineering design and provide guidance for material selection, strategic supplier availability, and leveraging supplier base and capabilities


  • Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year accredited university in Supply ChainMotivated individual able to learn quickly and work in a self-directed work environment with minimal supervision
  • A clear communicator who is able to speak and present confidently to a diverse audience, including senior management
  • Ability to work well in a cross-functional environment and with global team members
  • Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English language
  • Proficient with MS-Office products – SAP background is a plus
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction
  • Minimum GPA in major of 3.0


  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

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