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New product introduction buyer (m/f)

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.


In this position, you will be responsible for the coordination of all procurement related topics within new product development projects (B-, C-, D-samples) and the implementation of all required activities to reach the procurement targets in timing, productivity and quality.


Tasks Summary & Responsibilities 

  • Support customer quotation during project acquisition phase.
  • Participates in regular project meetings with other departments as a core team member for product lines with a high impact and influences proactively the cost structure in a positive way with alternative/potential production methods and suppliers
  • Analyses the market and collects the requirements for the future
  • Technical Project management to drive Tooling and Customer projects from Customer Request until Release at Final Location
  • Accountable for execution of projects according customer timing
  • Contributes to product design reviews with VA/VE analysis to influence design to manufacturing decisions and to propose alternative production methods
  • Drives complex ad hoc queries and work autonomously on assigned projects 
  • Coordinates communication of changes between core team, commodities, supply chain, suppliers, engineering, quality and competence centers
  • Coordinate risk assessments, organize and lead supplier component reviews
  • Responsible to negotiate quotations with a significant impact to meet project target 
  • Discusses offers with engineering and suppliers
  • Responsible to present post RFQ`s in the sourcing meeting and have a jointly evaluation and selection of suppliers in the competitive Bid-process for serial production with procurement- and supplier quality to grow with preferred partners and to actively consolidate the current supply base worldwide
  • Responsible for a proper hand over of projects and tasks to commodity buyers
  • Responsible to coordinate product line related saving projects within procurement
  • Coaches and guides other Teammembers
  • Identifies and drives process improvements and updates or creates the required documentation
  • Initiate quotation requests to internal and external suppliers for project specific investment, tools and assembly equipment as well as purchased parts

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • several years experience in procurement and/or several years experience in a technical field, e.g.  process engineering, product engineering, tool manufacturing. 
  • 3+ years experience in automotive industry
  • This position requires a highly motivated individual with excellent analysis and problem solving skills, good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Proven track record in Negotiation skills 
  • Can demonstrate experience in project management
  • Broad technical understanding of production processes
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multi-cultural team
  • Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and continuous improvement attitude
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of SAP and Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, MS Project
  • Fluent French & English at negotiation level,  other languages are a plus
  • Willingness to travel


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 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
•    Employee Stock Purchase Program
•    Employee Resource Groups


PONTOISE, 95, FR, 95300

State:  95
Country/Region:  FR
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  68840
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Procurement, Engineer, ERP, Developer, Purchasing, Operations, Engineering, Technology, Finance

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