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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 Purchasing Teams are responsible for obtaining materials, components, equipment and services, gather quotations, examine bids, and award contracts. They perform cost analysis and volume planning for commodities, evaluate vendor reliability and develop new supply sources where required. They coordinate purchasing activities with the manufacturing and engineering departments to maintain inventory at planned levels and monitor cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. They also look for and recommend cost saving proposals including make vs. buy analysis, alternative sourcing, and vendor evaluation criteria as well as develop specifications for new contract orders.

Tasks Summary and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for defining supplier strategy and classification (grow/fix/exit/develop) for the assigned suppliers and commodities - with strong cooperation with Supplier Quality and Supply Chain Management. 
  • Responsible to screen the market to identify suppliers and demands for the future and to identify development partners under guidance. 
  • Leads quarterly business reviews with strategic suppliers, including review of financial, quality, and delivery performance targets. 
  • Drives cost reductions through annual negotiations to meet annual budget objective. 
  • Responsible to develop saving plans for the assigned suppliers and commodities to reach the saving target. 
  • Ensures compliance with the global sourcing process and policies for all activities under responsibility 
  • Accountable for SAP data maintenance. 
  • Responsible to align required capacities with suppliers including end of life strategy. 
  • Responsible to solve contractual issues with suppliers. 
  • Responsible to negotiate contracts with suppliers. 
  • Checks and does plausibilisation of regular reports as well as pushing for Data accuracy / clean-up. 
  • Responsible to work on process improvements and to update or create the required the required documentation.

What your background should look like:

  • 2 years experience in procurement
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics or Industrial Engineering or equivalent
  • This position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent problem solving skills, good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Advanced ability in strategic thinking
  • Create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans, broad knowledge of strategies and tactics of the marketplace, knows trends
  • Proven track record in Negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of regional and global supplier base for commodity
  • Ability to work in matrix environment with multi-cultural team
  • Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and continues improvement attitude
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of SAP and Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint
  • Fluent English at negotiation level, local language is a plus


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a $12 billion 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 and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

What TE Connectivity offers:

We offer competitive rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.
•    Competitive Salary Package
•    Performance-Based Bonus Plans
•    Health and Wellness Incentives
•    Employee Stock Purchase Program
•    Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
•    Employee Resource Groups


Neckartenzlingen, BW, DE, 72654

City:  Neckartenzlingen
State:  BW
Country/Region:  DE
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  91460
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Industrial Engineer, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Buyer, Engineering, Operations, Finance

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