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Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Supplier Development Teams find and develop suppliers to support the strategic sourcing organization in driving incremental performance in supplier quality, delivery, price and service. They teach new suppliers on how to work with TE (portal access, e-procurement tool usage, TE procedures, etc.). They extend TE Operational Advantage 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. They also help drive selection and development of the best total cost supply option in the region where the commodity or service is consumed. They keep abreast of emerging market options and inform the broader procurement organization of trends and new supply options.

What your background should look like:

Tasks Summary & Responsibilities


  • Review and establish KPI’s to monitor performance of the assigned suppliers. Publish and discuss results with other stakeholders and create action plans
  • Provide input into the monthly S&OP meeting cycle (supplier capacity, potential bottlenecks, overall tool capacity requirements...)
  • Act as the key interface between suppliers and TE to communicate supply issues, business opportunities and facilitate resolution of identified demand / supply and capacity issues
  • Follow TE guidelines and instructions to ensure capacity constraints identified at suppliers are communicated to the appropriate TE Capacity and Transfer management teams for further analysis.
  • Monitor impact of TE ordering behavior on suppliers and highlight to the Manager Supplier Coordination recurring examples where the Planning teams are not complying
  • Support the planning teams in constraint scenarios and play as a referee, with decision power, wherever shared resources are involved
  • Draft supplier logistics contracts / agreements and review with the Legal department and others (e.g. Procurement). 
  • Regularly review the integrity of planning Master data in SAP with members of the Materials function and ensure action taken to maintain data quality 
  • Review and maintain part classification (ABC/XYZ) for set-up allocation  
  • Support initiatives to establish VMI programs with key molding & stamping suppliers and monitor supplier compliance with agreed stock holding quantities 
  • Participate in quarterly supplier Score-card review meetings and drive improvements in supplier delivery performance and confirmation accuracy
  • Take part of Supply Chain Procurement projects 
  • Projection / Simulation of STR, Inventory, Lates, Forecast development
  • Supply Chain Area tasks




  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in business administration, engineering or equivalent 
  • 0-3 years’ experience in a planning, procurement or operations role (preferably gained in the automotive sector) 
  • Familiar with all critical manufacturing processes (molding, stamping, plating, assembly)
  • 2 years prior working experience with external suppliers e.g. undertaking scorecard reviews, establishing and monitoring KPI’s.
  • Demonstrable experience in logistics / supply chain planning, able to prepare logistics contracts and devise enhanced logistics solutions
  • Prior experience of supplier negotiations
  • Experience in identifying supplier capacity constraints, proposing appropriate allocation rules and determining long term supplier capacity needs
  • Prior involvement in the S&OP process and on sharing forecast data with suppliers 
  • Practical knowledge of SAP R/3 esp. PP/MM modules
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in using MS Office (esp. Excel) and Business Information tools e.g. TED, Power BI
  • Strong analytical and reporting / presentation skills 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Ability to influence key stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Fluent in English (oral and written). Knowledge of other languages (e.g. German) is an advantage
  • Results orientated, able to complete projects on time and manage within a high-pressure environment
  • Prepared to travel (30-40%)


  • APICS qualification
  • Certified Six-Sigma Green/Blackbelt


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Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

SAN SALVO, CH, IT, 66050

State:  CH
Country/Region:  IT
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  69662
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: ERP, Engineer, Supply, Procurement, Automotive, Technology, Engineering, Operations

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