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Procurement Director

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

Global AUT demonstrates a $3.1B spending with manufacturing footprints in EMEA, AMS and AP. Continuous improvement thru entire supply base is heavily required: 1) to generate productivity supporting strong business result; 2) to reinforce TE’ leading position on the market both from technical and commercial perspective; 3) to ensure whole supply chain capability which makes TE differentiates from competitors.


The person in this position reports to VP Procurement. Focus on developing and managing supplier base cost improvement initiatives and activities in accordance with the business requirements set forth by regional and global procurement. Responsible for both strategic and tactical aspects of cost improvement through a strong program management. Build up continuous improvement thru entire supply base to bring material productivity to the next level.


TE Connectivity's Procurement Teams are responsible for developing and implementing multi-year strategies for commodities, suppliers and services to achieve established goals in supplier quality, delivery, price and service. They generate forecasts and perform analysis to identify trends, opportunities, threats and needed course correction in purchasing, strategic sourcing and other areas of business. They are also responsible for creating "what if" scenarios to guide future business planning decisions.

What your background should look like:

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Lay out a full cost improvement process in terms of identifying opportunities, implementing and tracking progress, and reporting results.
  • Lay out the strategic plan to achieve 5 years cost improvement target to align with company 5 years business plan
  • Lead and work with CoE organization to drive continuous improvement and deploy TE best at vendors
  • Build should cost modeling: !) to define cost gap for existing business; 2) to ensure sourcing at cost for NPI 
  • Lead and work with Engineering function to initiate VAVE/OMP workshop to identify cost reduction opportunities.
  • Lead cross functional team to drive and implement resourcing, dual sourcing and VAVE programs
  • Coordinate with regional and global counterparty to execute common platform cost saving programs. Ensure best practice and lessons learn shared between regions.
  • Develop the regional CI team and talent



  • Bachelor degree required. Advanced degree or MBA preferred
  • 10+ years working experience and at least 5 years in the Automotive industry
  • Engineering background or experience such as Continuous Improvement or manufacturing process engineers, or SDE with years focus is the plus
  • Quality & program management as the plus
  • Good English communication, Multi-lingual preferred
  • Willingness to travel/relocate regionally or globally
  • Strong leadership skills required with a demonstrated ability to gain consensus in cross-functional team atmosphere


  • Demonstrates Integrity
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with TE’s ethical standards
  • Show consistency between words and actions
  • Deliver on commitments
  • Have the confidence and trust of others

Drives Continuous Improvement

  • Quickly embrace new technology to increase capabilities
  • Eliminate roadblocks, barriers, and inefficiencies
  • Create an environment in which no one tolerates complacency
  • Use metrics and performance measures to track progress.

Empowers People

  • Foster an environment in which individuals and teams are accountable for their own success and can make a difference
  • Are actively involved and accessible for ideas, help, and support
  • Use a developmental approach for delegating responsibility to the lowest appropriate level
  • Treat people fairly and with respect

Envisions Future

  • See and develop new cost improvement opportunities
  • Maintain a long-term, big-picture view of the business or the organization.
  • Recognize when it is time to shift strategic direction in his/her own part of the organization
  • Convey a sense of purpose and mission that captures the imagination of others
  • Have a clear vision for the future of the business or part of the organization

Fosters Open Communication

  • Encourage communication and information flow across boundaries
  • Listen and respond to input and concerns expressed by others
  • Provide others with open access to information
  • Promote open discussion of ideas

Sets Direction

  • Align own part of the organization and allocate resources according to strategic priorities
  • Translate business strategies into clear objectives and tactics
  • Develop strategies to enhance the organization's competitiveness
  • Display insight into the competitors' and potential competitors' strengths, weaknesses, and strategies
  • Have thorough knowledge of this industry's history and growth patterns


Building Effective Teams
Managing and Measuring Work
Motivating Others
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

Singapore, 01, SG, 239920

City:  Singapore
State:  01
Country/Region:  SG
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  91164
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Buyer, Manager, Operations, Automotive, Management

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