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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.

Role Objective

• Supports team in performing the key commercial aspect of purchasing such as timely responding to New Projects related enquiries for seeking techno commercial proposals from suppliers.

• Driving supplier selection, sourcing price negotiation, new material coordination, global/regional coordination, and new supplier onboarding

Function Description

Advance Procurement deals with New Projects enquires from Pre RFQ-stage to Business award and execution. It involves understanding the detailed techno commercial requirements of the projects, understanding the applications of the final product, Bill Of Materials, Appropriate source identification, getting quotes, Source finalization and qualification, Negotiations and onboarding of new suppliers and smooth handover of projects to Supply Chain after .


• New Projects Sourcing for Raw Materials & Tools .

• Follow TE’s sourcing process for all new spend (pre/post RFQ approvals)

• Coordinate with CFT to decide make or buy strategy

• Decide suppliers in line with commodity strategy for floating RFQs

• Evaluate the offers from supplier & share the most appropriate offer for costing consideration .

• Independent handling of series and prototype requests taking into account the requirements of drawings, specifications, deadlines, quality & cost of materials & capex taking into account the global and regional purchasing strategy,

• Present the business case to Sourcing Committee for all the proposals & get it approved

• Ensure all the material is as per specifications & all the requirements are met – get this approved from PE/Quality team

• Ensure the ramp up plan is met by the supplier as per customer demand

• Define the supplier base gap periodically in line with the upcoming new projects & involve commodity team in order to find suppliers to cater this

• Complete legal requirements, price benchmarking & initial assessment of the new suppliers

• Align project timing with core team to allow sufficient lead time for sourcing activities

• Creation of quotation packages for the awarding scope of the new projects, negotiations with suppliers and creation of benchmarks in cooperation with the Lead Buyers

• Proactive analysis of gaps and opportunities and conduct of project specific negotiations in alignment with the commodity lead buyer

• Cost structure analysis, control of quotes in relation to total cost

• Preparation of sourcing recommendations based on total project lifetime cost, and project risks


• BE/ B.Tech ( Mechanical/ Electrical/Electronics /Mechatronics ) Or Bachelors Degree from Govt. Recognized University.

• Knowledge about various phases of product realization and product development.

• Knowledge of local/regional/global supplier base for cable assembly components or electronics is a plus.

• SAP knowledge

Critical Experience

• 5 + years’ experience as Buyer or Commodity Buyer within Automotive or Electronics industry.

• Experience in supplier selection and development of components /parts as per Automotive standards.

• Previous experience in working with multi-disciplinary cross functional engineering teams and coordination with affiliate local/regional or global procurement teams.

• Experience in cost structure analysis (electronics, Electrical parts and cost reduction programs.


• Advanced knowledge in the use of MS Office applications, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint.

• Negotiation skills.

• SAP knowledge.

• Strong analytical skills.

• Excellent communication skills in English, local language.


PUNE, MH, IN, 412801

City:  PUNE
State:  MH
Country/Region:  IN
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  80743
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Engineer, ERP, Electrical, Operations, Engineering, Technology, Strategy

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