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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.

Job Description

  • Create a supplier sourcing strategy, under strong consideration of customer needs, that defines strategic suppliers into grow, fix and exit suppliers and maintains product footprint, incl. “make or buy”-analysis.  
  • Develop suppliers per business requirement with cross functions 
  • Drive the attainment and improvement of relevant procurement KPI’s, incl. Material Productivity (CMP), Lead time performance, delivery (STR/STC), and Quality (DLPM).
  • Responsible for improving material productivity by maintaining 125% material pipeline, CMP, TEBIT and WAV analysis
  • Drive cost reduction opportunity with engineering team, lead VA/VE projects
  • Responsible for contracting of supplier commercial agreements, incl. bailment, inventory management and supply agreements.  
  • Responsible for preparing RFQ’s, utilizing E-Tools, awarding new business and negotiation all raw materials, components, and tooling
  • Lead the optimization of the Supplier Footprint, incl. setup of new suppliers, reducing number of supplier and resourcing activities
  • Collect and maintain capabilities and capacities of suppliers to avoid constraints
  • Accountable for info record and PO accuracy and communicate relevant data to tactical buyer, incl. lead time, price and MOQ
  • Responsible for conducting QBR’s with strategic suppliers and the drive of respective corrective actions
  • Ensure and Drive MOQ optimization for material/components (incl. finished goods) used by the plant for production and establish supplier agreements, e. g. VMI, EDI, consignment, Scheduling Agreements frame order review, blanket PO)
  • Responsible for calculating impact and getting the PIA approved
  • Ensure data on OV tools is captured and delivered to finance.
  • Conduct risk assessments for new suppliers and legacy suppliers not done yet.
  • Ensure that all suppliers meet TE requirements for compliance (RoHs, Reach, conflict minerals, supplier portal usage) 
  • Drive the usage of the of the Supplier Portal by utilization of tactical buyer department
  • Work with team on ISO Related documents, process and compliance check on regular frequency
  • Support the tactical buyer in the following tasks: inventory management components, manage outside product, and block invoices


  • Bachelor or above, Engineering background Mechanical Engineering Preferred
  • 5+ years’ years’ experience in sourcing area 
  • Experience in mechanical, Stamping, Machining, especially for plastic part
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and communication skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and continues improvement attitude
  • Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task 
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment with multi-cultural teams
  • Ability to create competitive strategies and plans, broad knowledge of strategies and tactics of the marketplace, knows trends 
  • Knowledge of regional and global supplier base for relevant commodities
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of SAP and Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
  • Fluent English at negotiation level, 
  • Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation
  • Proactive, detailed-oriented
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Cross-functional skills


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

Prai, Penang, 07, MY, 13600

City:  Prai, Penang
State:  07
Country/Region:  MY
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  113067
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, PLM, Mechanical Engineer, Supply Chain, Engineer, Operations, Management, Engineering