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Supplier Development Engineer (Wire and Cable)

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

As Supplier Development Engineer, you will;

  • Supplier preparation to support New Program Introduction (NPI), Advanced Development with TE Engineering and Supplier migration activity to strategic suppliers.
  • Find and develop suppliers to support the Global Commodity Manager and ISG SC and Procurement by driving incremental performance improvement in supplier quality, delivery, price and service
  • Teach new suppliers on how to work with TE (portal access, e-procurement tool usage, TE procedures, etc.)
  • Extend TE Operational Advantage (Lean Manufacturing) into the supply base to generate continuous improvement in the extended value stream, deliver incremental improvements through supplier development lead projects and achieve improvement targets specific for supplier development
  • Drive selection and development of new alloys designed for the emerging needs of the business units.
  • Actively work with strategic suppliers to build a sustainable pipeline of Supplier initiated cost savings projects to support the productivity goals of the commodity


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What your background should look like:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university in Mechanical Engineering/Metallurgist preferred, Operations, Supply Chain, Business or other related disciplines
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the wire commodity and the processes of wire manufacturing (preferred)
  • Several years’ experience in Quality and robust quality system knowledge
  • Technical background or experience working with high/complex technical products/components
  • Commercial experience (contract management, negotiation skills, supply chain processes, etc.)
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), 8D, 5 why, Fishbone, Practical Problem Solving, and experience with Minitab will be highly appreciated
  • SAP background is a plus
  • Willingness to travel (approx. 25%)
Work Location

This position is located on our Middletown, PA campus. 

The amenities at our campus enable our associates to collaborate, create and relax. Some of our on-campus benefits include:

  • Full-service cafeteria
  • On-campus gym
  • Walking trails
  • Masseuse
  • Huddle seating throughout the campus to collaborate and connect
  • Outdoor patios
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Employee resource committees
  • On-campus events and activities
  • Volunteer events

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.


Middletown, PA, US, 17105

Travel:  50% to 75%
Requisition ID:  51920
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg

Job Segment: Metallurgy, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, ERP, Developer, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology

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