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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. 


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.

•    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 of relevant procurement KPI’s, incl. Material Productivity (CMP), Lead time performance, delivery (STR/STC), and Quality (DLPM).
•    Responsible for improving material productivity 
•    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
•    Manage 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 MOQ optimization for purchased components and establish suppliers 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.
•    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) 
•    Drive the usage of the of the Supplier Portal by utilization of tactical buyer department
•    Manage the tool life cycle at suppliers
•    Support plant team for Operations Certifications with special focus on Procurement requirements
•    Support the tactical buyer in the following tasks: inventory management components, manage outside product shelflife (Plant/DC), and block invoices
•    Support insourcing activities lead by operations and participate in supplier quality audits



What your background should look like:

•    Bachelor degree in Economics or Business Administration or equivalent
•    5+ years experience in procurement as buyer, including experience in preparation of negotiations
•    Sourcing experience for relevant commodities is a plus
•    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 at negotiation level, local language is a plus

And why join us? 

•    Work in a dynamic, results-oriented team
•    Individual approach and space for professional growth
•    Motivating financial evaluation
•    GIP bonus
•     5 weeks holiday
•    Optional online benefits system
•    Favorable tariff agreements with a mobile operator
•    Subsidized meals
•    Corporate culture based on openness and informal relationships



Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation




TRUTNOV, 525, CZ, 541 83

State:  525
Country/Region:  CZ
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  72426
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

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

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