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Senior Procurement Specialist

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.


The Strategic Sourcing Specialist provides strategic Direction for the Aerospace, Defense, and Marine (ADM) division specific to the Electronic Commodity. He / She also has responsibility for supplier strategies to improve key performance indicators: quality, delivery, productivity, lead time, MOQ, and long-term contractual agreements to support ADM plant operations (internal customer). Additionally, he or she will help develop and execute the global electronic commodity (PCBs, PCBA, sub-assy products) strategy that minimizes the risks and ensures continuity of supply. Finally, he or she will be responsible for creating and leading project action plans and directing and training tactical supply chain and quality teams needed to achieve key measures and results.


•    Identify and develop strategic suppliers with ties to goals for Productivity, Delivery, and Quality. 
•    Drive cost savings activities, including: E-Sourcing (RFQ), Re-Sourcing (Negotiations), Engineering Changes (VA/VE), Commodity Management Strategies to reduce costs.
•    Maintain key PN and contractual records in local MRP systems with long term plans for supply chain buyers to use for tactical purchases
•    Includes scorecard reviews and strategic meetings.
•    Support annual re-cost efforts, including cost modeling and supplier cost analysis. 
•    Approve all supplier cost increase requests, and drive submittal for review in ADM sourcing council.
•    Contribute to New Product Introduction (NPI) teams for RFQ, rapid prototyping, cost & make vs buy analysis, early supplier involvement, and DFMA through a stage gate process.
•    Present to executive leadership summaries on open issues and projects including action plans and time lines for completion. 
•    Support transfer of new products from development. 
•    Able to work independently on a variety of problems. Exercises judgment within established procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. 
•    Lead process to implement and maintain contracts, consignment and stocking program activities to support reduced lead times from suppliers. This also includes negotiating agreements with suppliers to hold and maintain raw material inventory 
•    Travel up to 25% including international travel as required.


What your background should look like:


•    Bachelor’s degree in supply chain or business management required with minimum 5 years’ experience. Operations and/or engineering experience with Electronic preferred. 
•    Experience in “project-based” customers in low-volume / high-mix / highly regulated markets a plus. 
•    Strong understanding and working knowledge of MRP systems, SAP preferred
•    Understanding of production methods and quality assurance methods. 
•    Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required. 
•    Team player, hands-on attitude, empowerment culture, ability to work with little supervision. 
•    Broad knowledge base of manufacturing principles, sourcing strategy development, practices and procedures


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.


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 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.


Middletown, PA, US, 17057

City:  Middletown
State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  70016
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

Job Segment: Procurement, Engineer, ERP, Developer, Business Manager, Operations, Engineering, Technology, Management

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