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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.

What your background should look like:

  • 5 years Experience 
  • Master's Degree in Economics, Logistics or Equivalent

Skills and Qualifications: 

  •  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 
  •  Proven track record in negotiation skills 
  • 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 and French at negotiation level,

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.  
  • 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
  • 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
  • Be the first line of communication to the suppliers and establish a regular communication cadence and escalate suppliers that impose significant risk to business (e. g. line downs, high financial impact, general compliance with TE requirements) to the next internal level.
  • Closely cooperate with Planners on Material risks and opportunities.
  • Responsible for material/component availability through MOQ optimization and inventory management, including replenishment system strategies identification to share to Strategic Sourcing for negotiation and implementation (e. g. consignment, VMI, reorder points, frame-orders, certification of materials and product shelf life (Plant & DC), and tactical execution of scheduling agreements).
  • Provide Demand/S&OP Forecast to suppliers and identify gaps.
  • Track supplier shut-downs, holiday and vacation closings, and communication of these to planning department
  • Help driving all relevant Procurement KPIs with a high focus on delivery, quality, and costs 
  • Ensure NPI alignment to global sourcing commodity strategy and limit number of new suppliers
  • 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) 


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation


State:  TNG
Country/Region:  MA
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  71675
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

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

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